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Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

Saturday, May 28th

4 p.m - Screening of the award winning documentary HONEYBOY about Honeyboy Edwards. Also a display of Barry Miller’s Blues Canvases and Silent Auction Items.

5:30 p.m. - 7 :30 p.m. - Cocktails and Private Dinner

7:30 p.m. - Pianist Rob Gonzales in the Monomoy Room

8:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m. - James Cotton with the James Montgomery Band

9:30 p.m. - The Reel Blues Fest will present Lifetime Blues Achievement Awards to surprise honoree guests.

10:00 p.m. - Shemekia Copeland

Intimate seating for 200. Doors open at 7:30. Full bar available.


The Music

Shemekia Copeland: “Hot and haunting, Copeland doesn’t come across as an entertainer so much as a force of nature. The sound of her rafter-rattling voice – a dark, thundering alto – generates waves of energy and emotion. Impressive, fresh and modern, she has poise to match her power, and commands attention as few of her peers do.” – Washington Post
James Cotton: "We're talking about the blues, loud and fast and getting down dirty, we're talking about James Cotton, a singer, stomper, and harp-player extraordinaire." - New York Daily News
James Montgomery: Nominated for a W.C. Handy Award - the highest honor in Blues - for his album "Bring It On Home", which was also picked by the Boston Herald as on of the "Year's 10 Best CDs". James also received a Gold Record from Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker for the work he did on Kracker's platinum selling "Double Wide" CD.
Rob Gonzalez: If you took Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Lyle Lovett and Jackson Brown and combined them into one, you'd have the sound of this Jazz pianist. He has the ability to slow things down and strike a chord deep in your past like Jackson Brown, but he can do it with the enthusiasm of Van Morrison or the soulfulness of Ray Charles.

© 2005 The Reel Blues Fest, Inc. / Photo Credit: Barry M. Miller

Barry M. Miller photographer's work can be found at: &

The Reel Blues Fest, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping musicians receive access to medical care and to supporting the work of independent filmmakers. Proceeds from this year's summer event will be distributed to eligible 501 (C) (3) organizations pursuant to the guidelines established by The Reel Blues Fest, Inc.

For more information call 508-495-FILM
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