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This is the New England Music Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Musician, singer, songwriter Muddy Waters, is one of the most important people in modern music history. He has inspired and influenced numerous musicians including Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles to name a few. Waters is one of very few musicians to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame www.rockhall.com, The Blues Hall of Fame, and The Grammy Hall of Fame.
Muddy performed numerous times in New England.
James Cotton was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time and with his own band. He played drums early in his career but is famous for his harmonica playing. Cotton began his professional career playing the blues harp in Howlin' Wolf's. He was very influential in the music world, and regular at he Shaboo Inn. James Cotton Documentary check out
Paula Cole is from Rockport, Mass and attended Berklee College of Music where she studied jazz singing and improvisation. Paula is a multi Grammy nominated recording artist. Who made history becoming the first female Producer to be nominated for a Grammy. She won the Grammy for best new artist in 1998.
Paula is the first NEMHOF inductee to be inducted in for five categories. Pioneer, Musician, Composer, Singer, and Producer.
Mud Morganfield has had his own success with his solo career and has properly followed in his father's footsteps. Some of Mud Morganfield's albums include.
In 2015, his album, For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters, won a Blues Music Award in the 'Traditional Blues Album' category.
James Montgomery is a New England Blues Icon.
In 1970 Montgomery formed The James Montgomery Band. His harmonica playing, singing and energetic stage show led to his band gaining a reputation as one of the hottest bands on the New England music scene.
Duke is one of the greatest guitarists to come out of New England. Duke and Al Copley founded the band Roomful of Blues. He later became a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has had a successful solo career . Briefly in 2013, he was the guitarist for Bob Dylan's tour.
Check out his website https://www.dukerobillard.com/
Very influential on the New England Music scene as a Producer and musician . https://www.horizonmusicgroup.com/pages/about-new-haven-music-recording-studio
Brian Keane is a multi Emmy and Grammy award-winning American composer, music producer, and guitarist. In a career that has spanned more than four decades, he has composed the music for hundreds of films and television shows and produced over a hundred record albums. nine Peabody Award-winning films, six Oscar nominated films, and one Academy Award-winning film. Check out this gifted composer https://briankeanemusic.com/
The legendary multi-platinum "East Coast Rock'n'Roll" group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the "Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack". The hit single "On the Dark Side" held the "Number-One" position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for “five” consecutive weeks. The album sold over 3 million copies and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.
New England Saxophone Legend Michael "Tunes" Antunes was born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and studied saxophone early-on, Tunes has played or shared the stage with many great artists including, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Bruce Springsteen, The Coasters, The Shirelles and since 1977 John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band with whom he still performs.
Please donate to tunes go fundme https://www.gofundme.com/f/nkdxuh-tune-in-for-quottunesquot
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Katherine Hepburn truly loved the arts and in the spirit of the Academy Award Winning actresses memory. The Kate has helped bring quality entertainment to New England music community.
The Knickerbocker Café,
a storied music club in Westerly, Rhode Island, was built in 1933,
The club thrived as one of the leading entertainment centers in southern New England, hosting regional and national bands with an emphasis on the blues. They have had many blues legends on that stage.
Historical Location: Café Nine is New Haven’s corner bar. For over 30 years, a diverse and colorful medley of people have passed through the doors where on an given night you are able to rub shoulders with world famous musicians. This is the Musicians living room.
Historical Location : Mohegan Sun has made a significant impact in New England's economic artistic growth since 1996.
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Founded in 1971 this historic venue is the reason why great music is still alive today in New Enland. Hosting nearly 3,000 concerts during the Shaboo's 11-year history, including shows by AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Journey, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty (opening for NRBQ), Freddie King, Buddy Rich, Dire Straits and countless others. This was accepted by humanitarian Bruce John.
Lefty Foster is one of the reason why music fills the lungs of New England. A gifted singer and a great humanitarian. Lefty was the lead singer for Matt Guitar Murphy's band as well as the Shaboo All Star Band. We all are thankful for Mr. David Lefty Foster and are glad he was the first to be inducted to the inaugural class.
June is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, educator, pioneer, and actress. She was the co-founder and lead guitarist of the all-female rock band Fanny, which was active from 1970 to 1974. She along with Ann Hackler are co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) http://www.ima.org/about_us.html
In 2020 she was inducted into the Massachusetts Blues Hall of Fame
Please donate to her sisters gofundme
Christine's recording career began at age 16. Throughout her career she has worked or performed with legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Al Green just to name a few. She has been the lead singer of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1991. Other associated acts she has fronted are "The Scratch Band", "Rebel Montez," "The Shaboo All Stars," Big Al Anderson, and numerous others.
Check out her official website https://www.christineohlman.net/home.html
Cliff Goodwin has been in multiple bands and played with some of the greatest musicians of all time. He was Joe Cockers band leader and lead guitarist for years. He Also was guitarist for Robert Palmer. He has a band called the Silverbacks and a Joe Cocker Trtibute band "Mad Dogs Unchained"
Check out his album Rhythm and Blues union
Paul Gabriel is a Blues Music Award nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter. In March 2018 Paul Gabriel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Blues Society for excellence in guitar playing, singing and songwriting; also for outstanding bandleader and entertainer.
In July 2018 he was inducted into the CT Blues Hall Of Fame
as a Master Blues Artist. He is the first ever triple crown New England Hall of Famer.
Check out his website https://www.paulgabriel.net/
Scott Spray is a world class musician and has been featured on numerous albums. He also was the bassist for Johnny and Edgar Winter as well as Harry Chapin.
Joseph Firecrow is one of the finest people you could have ever met. A tremendous voice and talent.
His accomplishments include a GRAMMY™ in the New Age category as a guest artist on David Darling’s “PRAYER FOR COMPASSION”, a GRAMMY™ nomination in the Best Native American Music Album category, 7 Native American Music Awards: ; as well as a Telly award. Accepted on his behalf is Joanne Moore and it will be presented by Thomasina Levy.
Check out his official website
Bobby T is one of the greatest drummers of all time and his resume covers a wide variety of music genres. Bobby has played with Grace Slick, Michael Bolton, Johnny Winter, and numerous others. He has played professionally since he was 14 years old.
Bobby is endorsed by WFLIII Drums
Bobby T is a member of the classic drummers hall of fame
Currently the lead guitarist for the band Autograph http://www.autographband.com/index.htm
Jimi Bell is one of the greatest metal guitarist who has come out of New England. he was featured in a movie starring Joan Jett and Michael J Fox Light of Day. Check out his awesome website
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