Thursday residency ft. legendary blues guitarist
Troy Gonyea at Bull Mansion, Worcester
MA In honor and celebration of Worcester's
unique musical heritage, Bull Mansion presents the "Back Home
Blues" series, featuring blues legend Troy Gonyea. Troy will
be joined by an all-star line-up of blues players and special guest
Jon Short opens the night.
Worcester legend Troy Gonyea is a Blues and
American Roots guitarist, singer/songwriter. Gonyea made his mark
locally at the tender age of 15, left his Central MA roots to play
across the country, and eventually toured around the world. Touting
an impressive resume as a "next generation" blues artist, he has
played, toured and/or recorded with many notable acts, such as Booker
T Jones, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Marc Ford and the Muddy Waters'
Gonyea will be joined by a truly all-star line-up of world-class
blues players. The band will feature Troy on guitar, vocals and
harmonica along with Brooks Milgate on upright piano and Hammond
organ. Also playing are Marty Richards on drums, who has played
alongside such bands as Joe Perry Project, J. Geils Band, Dizzy
Gillespie, among tons of others. Marty Ballou will play bass; Ballou's
career includes playing with Room Full of Blues and many more.
Fellow Worcester legend Big Jon Short will be opening the night.
Armed with foot percussion, a National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow
cigar-box reso-hillharp, Short's high energy solo performances bring
a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional
styles, and folklore of the Blues and its importance to American
music. The school teacher and local native was awarded the 2010
Worcester Cultural Commission Artist Fellowship for his work as
a Blues performer and educator.
This much anticipated residency will be held at Worcester's Bull
Mansion on Thursdays through the end of February, starting January
19 (possibly to be extended). Each week will feature different BBQ
dishes for only $10 each, from Chef Gary Ankin.
Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, & 23
Bull Mansion Lincoln Ballroom
55 Pearl Street, Worcester, MA
18+ to attend/21+ to drink
Music starts at 8pm
Complimentary parking available in their
Chesnut Street lot after 5:30pm.