Blake Thompson: A Blues Journey at the Mainstay, May 3


Blake Thompson: A Blues Journey brings a musical history of the blues and his band to the Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland on Saturday May 3 at 8:00 pm as part of the Mainstay’s blues series, MainstayBlues. Admission is $20.

Blake Thompson has made his name as a hard-rocking guitarist with a deep love of the blues, for his blistering rock leads and his powerful blues chops. While he was, for a time a fixture on the local scene, he is now based in New England. This concert marks his return and will let him delve deep into the blues he loves.

This foot-stomping, hard-driving blues journey will travel from the roots of the blues in the rural South with stops along the way in Detroit, San Francisco, Austin, New Orleans, New York and more. Thompson will play everything from acoustic bottleneck slide guitar to an electric set with the full band featuring Kate Russo on violin. Featured will be the blues from Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters, Janis Joplin to Mike Bloomfield, Ry Cooder to Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more mainstays of the blues.

Blake Thompson is originally from Kent County, MD and has toured and or performed with Macy Gray, Steve Miller Band, Dave Matthews Band, The Gin Blossoms, Edwin McCain, Gavin DeGraw, David Crosby and Little Feat, among others. He also performs and tours with singer/songwriter/rock violinist Kate Russo, with his band, The Elliots and with The Blake Thompson Band.

For information and reservations call the Mainstay at 410-639-9133. More information is also available at the Mainstay’s website:

The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is the friendly informal storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street. It is a non profit dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall, MD and the surrounding region. It is committed to presenting local, regional and national level talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting.

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