An Evening of True Blues at The Spire
Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts
September 13, 2014
The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents an evening of True Blues featuring Les Sampou and Mark Small. Les Sampou is a blues/rock musician, who got her start n the Boston folk scene. Because of her songwriting, vocal and guitar virtuosity, Les not only has been featured at such places as Montreal Jazz Fest but has opened for such legendary artists as Aretha Franklin, Leann Rimes, and James Cotton. Don't miss her up close and personal at the Spire where she will perform classic country blues and new originals.
Mark T. Small plays both Delta and Chicago style blues, all in a one man show. He has opened for and played on the bill with such names as; Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Robert Cray, John Mayall and many others. Mark’s live performances include many great traditional Delta Blues numbers with a Chicago Blues slant that transforms each tune into a tour de force. Included are the blazing flat-picking techniques that grabbed audiences in Mark’s Bluegrass days; the hot slide guitar playing that creates a mood and timbre change in each set; and the showmanship that he has developed from 25 years of experience as a band front man.