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12/2/2016 - ACC continues the 13th Applause series with an evening of Chicago style Rhythm and Blues with the BluesHead Band

Get Ready to rock!

BluesHead Band Returns with Chicago Style Rhythm and Blues

The thirteenth season of the Agawam Cultural Council’s popular Applause Series continues on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM when BluesHead Band returns to the Agawam Senior Center for an evening of Chicago style Rhythm and Blues.

Steeped in classic roadhouse blues, classic rock, and soul, this band really rocks it. The BluesHead signature sound comes from the soulful harp playing/singing of Johnny Charles, Agawam guitarist Carl Hopkins, and the explosive bass playing of Tom Terry. Drum veteran and rhythm maker extraordinaire Billy Klock rounds out the group and guarantees a great time.

BluesHead founding member, vocalist and harmonica man Johnny Charles spent the 1980s playing and touring the bustling Florida blues circuit. Johnny has played with countless blues greats, such as, Tinsley Ellis and Ronnie Earl.

Agawam native Carl Hopkins is an accomplished guitarist in the pioneer valley who has performed here in various groups over the last 45 years.

Billy Klock hails from Plattsburgh, NY and has been a drumming staple in New England for the past two decades and has toured nationally with Roomful of Blues alumni Greg Piccolo. Klock is a strong advocate for, and works with the mentally challenged in and around the Northampton community.

Tom Terry rounds out the band’s rhythm section on bass. Having played nationally, he stays busy as a freelance musician. He holds a degree in music and teaches in the local community.

The Agawam Senior Center is located at 954 Main Street in Agawam, Massachusetts and can be reached by phone at (413) 821-0604. This and all Applause Series events are free and open to the public.

Additional information on each of the Applause Series events is available at the Agawam Cultural Council web site, www.agawamcc.org

The Agawam Cultural Council is an all-volunteer local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and is funded, in part, by the MCC.  The ACC is charged with bringing engaging, entertaining, and educational events and opportunities in the arts, humanities, and sciences, to children and adults from Agawam and the surrounding communities.