The Sunday Street Series continues its tradition of celebrating the work of important songwriters and musicians by honoring the music of Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee (and long time Smithtown resident), American jazz and blues pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison.
Mose Allison has been described as “one of the finest songwriters in 20th century blues” with an influence on a host of musicians including Pete Townsend, John Mayall, Leo Russell, Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison, all of them having recorded versions of his songs, with “Young Man Blues,” “Your Mind Is On Vacation” and “Everybody’s Crying Mercy, “ being among his better know ones.
After the U.S. debut of a short BBC documentary on Mose Allison, “Ever Since The World Ended,” Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor will share their interpretations of songs written by Mose Allison.
Pete Kennedy, a much-in-demand guitarist is also known for his work with his wife Maura as the folk/rock duo, The Kennedys. Abbie Gardner, an acclaimed dobro player, has toured for several years as part of the trio Red Molly and also performs as a solo artist, while Pat Wictor, a guitarist and dobro player, is known for his solo work and his touring with the vocal trio Brother Sun. Jack Licitra is an acclaimed keyboard player and guitarist, with his group, Jack’s Waterfall, and was a member of the seminal Waterstreet Blues Band.
Though it’s part of the Sunday Street Series, please note this event is being held on a Saturday. Advance tickets available through Friday, March 23 at sundaystreet.org. Beer, wine and cider will be available for purchase. Ticket price includes documentary film and concert.