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Keith, Eric, Buddy And More In Tribute To Hubert Sumlin In NYC

keith Keith, Eric, Buddy And More In Tribute To Hubert Sumlin In NYC

When Chicago Blues legend [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hubert Sumlin[/lastfm] passed away in December of last year there was a tremendous outpouring of love for the sweet, humble man who had been one of the most influential guitar players in the history of the music. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards agreed to pay for all of Hubert’s funeral expenses, and on the day his body was laid to rest there was a wonderful benefit jam at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn. Now, having had some time to plan, a much more ambitious event is set for New York City later this month.

eric Keith, Eric, Buddy And More In Tribute To Hubert Sumlin In NYC

Details are still being finalized and more performers are likely to be added to this list, but so far it looks like everybody asked to perform that can make the gig has said, “yes.” Performers at this date include [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Clapton[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Richards[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Buddy Guy[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Shemekia Copeland[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ivan Neville[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]James Cotton[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny Wayne Shepherd[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Johansen[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robert Randolph[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Derek Trucks[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Susan Tedeschi[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kim Wilson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gary Clark, Jr.[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Doyle Bramhall II[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keb’ Mo'[/lastfm].

The event will take place at The Apollo Theater in New York City on February 24, 2012.

Tickets are priced from $150 to $1,000 each.

 

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  1. King Cormack says:

    That New York ticket price is a *bit* higher than Fitzgeralds and we had Billy Branch and Mud Morganfield. And Bob Margolin. Just sayin’.

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