Date(s) - May 22, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tennessee Riverboat Company
300 Neyland Dr
2022 SUNDAY BLUES CRUISES
KNOXVILLE RIVERBOAT COMPANY
The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will once again present live music with its River Cruise of 2022. Our Blues Cruise schedule continues with the return of Brandon Santini on the Tennessee Riverboat on Sunday, May 22nd at 4 pm – 7 pm.
There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. International touring vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield. Raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Santini purchased his first harmonica in 1997 at the age of fifteen when his mother took him to the local music store upon his request.
He founded the Blues Music Award nominated band Delta Highway in 2003 and relocated to Memphis where he absorbed the sounds and culture of the Delta and North Mississippi Hill Country, honing his craft night after night, sweating it out in local Beale Street clubs just like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King did decades before him. Now playing over 100 shows per year throughout the world, Santini has garnered five Blues Music Award nominations, festival headlining slots and even performing on stage with the likes of Buddy Guy and Gary Clark, Jr.
Check out one of Brandon Santini Live Videos here:
Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, (tnriverboat.com) and by calling (865) 525-7827. Tickets are just $20 for members in advance and $25 for non-members. SMBS Members should call to claim their discount (865) 525-7827.
Tickets are also available at the door. Boarding begins at 3 pm.
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