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THE BLUE LUNCH HOLIDAY LATKE PARTY 2013

The Sixth Annual Blue Lunch Holiday Latke Party is coming once again to the Beachland Ballroom, this Christmas Night, December 25 (obviously), with some exciting special guests.

This years guest stars will be Austin "Walkin' Cane" Charanghat, and Jake Friel.

Austin "Walkin' Cane" Charanghat is one of Cleveland's best known and most beloved blues performers. He's recorded numerous cds, under his own name and with the many side-project bands he performs with. He's also won a shelfful of awards and has performed at festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Jake Friel doesn't have quite the list of achievements and accomplishments that Walkin' Cane has. That's because he's still in high school. But this young harmonica phenom has still managed to garner quite a bit of positive attention as leader and front-man of the Canton, OH based Brighter Side Band. If you've been worried about the future of the blues, come check this kid out. He'll put your mind at rest.

As always, the Blue Lunch Holiday Latke Party will take place at the Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH. They'll be cooking latkes in the kitchen and the band will be cooking on the stage.

This year we are proud to represent the ALS Association in hopes that we can help them in their fight against Lou Gehrig's disease.

Showtime will be 7:30pm and this will be an all-ages show. Tickets will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For ticket information call the Beachland at 216-383-1124.

BLUE LUNCH SPECIAL CD AVAILABLE NOW

Though the official release date isn't until early in 2014, we have copies of our new cd for RipCat Records, Blue Lunch Special. The disc isn't availble on-line yet but you can get an early copy from us at one of our shows. The cd contains material from all six previous Blue Lunch cds. Blue Lunch Speciial is out to commemorate our 30th anniversary as a band which takes place in 2014.

Plans for a new cd of new material are underway, in fact we're rehearsing the new songs right now.

Stay tuned for more, but here's a track listing for Blue Lunch Special:

1. Sideswiped (Bob Frank) (from Sideswiped, 2011)
2. Cold Day Down Below (Bob Frank) (from Not Live at the Copa, 2001)
3. Skin Bones and Hair (Bob Frank)  (from Not Live at the Copa, 2001)
4. Cuttin’ Out (Pete London)(from Recorded Live at Wilberts, 1997­)
5. The Fidget (Pete London)(from Big Sound Blues, 2004)
6. IC Boogie (Bob Frank) (from Big Sound Blues, 2004)
7. Which Way to Go (Bob Frank) (from Sideswiped, 2011)
8. Leo the Louse (Jackie Brenston) (from Eyes Wide Open, 1999)
9. Best I Can (Bob Frank) (from Sideswiped, 2011)
10. Sixty Minute Man (Billy Ward, Rose Marks ) (from Not Live at the Copa, 2001)
11. Little Boy Blue (Robert Lockwood, Jr.)(from Big Sound Blues, 2004)
12. Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins)(from Saxophone Shootout II, 2012
13. The Lonely One (Percy Mayfield)(from Not Live at the Copa, 2001)
14. Cleveland, Ohio Blues (Bob Frank) (from Big Sound Blues, 2004)
15. Monkey Hips & Rice (Lowman Pauling) (from Sideswiped, 2011)
16. Mother-in-Law (Ernie K-Doe) (from Sideswiped, 2011)


 

 

 
   
CLEVELAND BLUES SOCIETY...

We encourage all our friends and fans to join the new Cleveland Blues Society. Cleveland may have been the largest city in the country without a blues society. Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati, Marieta, and Warren all have societies and it's time we had one in Cleveland. Please check out the web site and we hope you'll consider joining.

FINALLY! BLUE LUNCH ON YOUTUBE...



BLUE LUNCH FROM THE FREE TIMES AWARDS SHOW 2008

 

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In Conclusion...

Thanks to everyone for your support. Please check the calendar page for more shows. Have you checked out our new photo galleries? There'll be more to come

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