Hot Night In February Is Closing In Fast!
The time is drawing near. Do you have your tickets yet? E-Arts is bringing Westside Andy Linderman and the Mel Ford Band to town on Saturday February 23 at 7:30 PM for one hot performance and Andy has promised a show like none ever seen around here. Tickets are priced so the whole family can attend this Blues show. Don’t let the weather keep you indoors!
Since he was first invited to sit in for a set with the legendary Siegal/Schwall Blues Band at age 15 Andy has been recognized as one of America’s premier blues harmonica players. Andy has shared the stage with James Cotton, Luther Allison, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Charlie Musselwhite, The Doobie Brothers, Richie Havens, Muddy Waters, Gary Primich, Jimmy Johnson, Tab Benoit, and Hubert Sumlin. He performs regularly in the Madison area and has recorded more than 15 albums
For the Evansville show he will be joined Mel Ford, a blues guitarist/vocalist/songwriter of wide acclaim to “bring the heat” of the blues to town. Mel, along with his own band The Fairlanes, has opened for or performed with Blues greats Bo Diddley, Sunnyland Slim, Zora Young, Junior Pettis, Ben Sidran and Paul Black and the Flip Kings. Jimmy Voegeli, Tony Menzer,and Steve Dougherty make up the rest of the Westside Andy/ Mel Ford Band.
But that’s not all. Before the show or during intermission, you can view the 7th Annual Rock Valley Conference Traveling Art Show which will be on display in the gallery area of the commons. This show is comprised of select pieces of artwork from all of the eight conference schools. Teachers choose three of their finest student works to travel throughout the year, stopping for three weeks at each school. Media range from ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, charcoal and pencil drawing, to digital graphics and sculpture. These students truly represent the “cream of the crop” in our area’s artistic talent. Evansville is represented in this traveling show by the works of Heather Filer working in Multimedia Sculpture, Stephanie Felts has contributed an Acrylic Painting, and Izabel LeMay who works in Oil Pastels.
Tickets for the show are $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the show. Tickets are available at The Night Owl, Kopecky’s Piggly Wiggly and by calling Peter Diedrich at (608) 882.3570. E-Arts Gift Certificates are available in any denomination and can be purchased by calling the same number
Crowds have laughed along with Second City, stomped their feet to Gaelic Storm and Rising Gael and rocked with American English at previous E-Arts shows. If you braved the weather to see The Mad Hatters and Tangled Up In Blue at the PAC you know that nothing warms a winter night better than sharing it with a few hundred of your closest friends. Now, E-Arts is promising a Hot Night In February. You won’t want to miss this.