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The Michigan (formerly Old Town) BluesFest brings together the best blues artists from the Lansing area and across the country. Music workshops, a beverage tent and ethnic food are part of this festival. This FREE community festival is a tradition in Old Town Lansing where community, creativity and culture thrive. This years Festival took place oon September 21-22, 2018. Photos are from the September 22nd lineup.

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Abbey Road 2.0 made its initial debut on December 4th, 2017 as a benefit for the American Red Cross to raise money for Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims. It was the brainchild of acclaimed local and international drummer Glenn Giordano who sought the help of international recording star, Greg Nagy.

Abbey Road 2.0

Abbey Road 2.0 is an interpretation of Beatles classics from the post 1966 catalogue. It is put together in a show that captivated, surprised, and entertained

Starring: Greg Nagy (lead vocal and lead guitar, Upper Left) Nicholas Tabarias (lead guitar and vocals) the everloving Mike Skory (keys and vocals, Lower Left) Michael Smalley (bass and vocals, Lower Right) Glenn Giordano (drums, and vocals, Upper Right)

Eliza Neals sings with unearthly passion and velvety grit and her voice has been called both sexy and menacing. None of this is surprising, of course, since Eliza studied with Motown Legend Barrett Strong.

In addition to Eliza’s incredible singing, she masterfully plays piano, keys or Hammond B3. She engages and pulversizes the crowd with an emotional outpouring that redefines her blues-rock material.”

A cadre of amazing guitarists have backed up Eliza Neals over the years. Howard Glazer with a super side of Rock and one hell-of -a-feel is lead guitarist. As a duo, trio or full blown eight to ten piece band, Eliza Neals delivers the most compelling storytelling in ages.

Capital Area Blues Society Booth Members with burger and fries
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James Reeser Band

James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers are a Chicago and swing style blues band based out of west Michigan. Born in Chicago, James has been performing in west Michigan for well over 20 years. He and his band perform an upbeat and energetic style of Blues with uniquely raw harp tones and vocals.

James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers will represent the Capital Area Blues Society in the band division in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2019.

Members: James Reeser, vocals, harp; Robby Jewett, bass player; Dan Mish,drums; Marcus Giddings, guitar.

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Cash O,Riley: CABS Blues Brawl Winner 2018 (solo division)

Born in Jackson, MI and raised between Eastern Kentucky and Lake County, Florida, Cash O’Riley writes and sings songs about Hard Livin', Tough Lovin’ and the temptations of Good and Evil.Cash’s music is a blend of Rock & Roll, Blues, Folk, Punk, Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Jazz and Funk.

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Harmonica for Kids with Andy Wilson is an interactive activity where kide learn to play the harmonica with multi-instrumentalist and harmonica specialist Andy Wilson. With over 30 years of experience, Andy has taught workshops at several festivals around the country. Kids received free harmonicas while supplies last per the Sponsorship by Elderly Instruments in Old Town.