Music For The City Concert Series @ The Dam Grill & Bar
May 21 @ 4:30 pmFree
Music starts at 4:30. Please visit musicforthecity.net for more information.
Dom Martin Band – Terry Quiett Band – Solo Opener (to be announced) – BluesEd band Vertigo
Dom Martin Band – Dom Martin has made a fairly ‘meteoric’ rise in terms of today’s industry, with his first-ever EP release attracting BBC 6 music and BBC Radio 2 support. His jaw-dropping, entirely natural-sounding, and unforced/unschooled skill on acoustic guitar, matched with an authentic ‘Belfast Blues’ voice, draws comparisons with John Martyn and Rory Gallagher, as well as the likes of Van Morrison and Foy Vance. Dom was awarded Best Solo/Acoustic Act in the European Blues Awards 2019 and as a three-category nominee in the 2020 UK Blues Awards, picked up 2020’s Best Acoustic Blues Artist. He was again a triple nominee in the 2021 UK Blues Awards, he was again awarded Best Acoustic Blues Artist 2021, so he is now well established in the UK and European Blues scenes. Dom has just been invited by the UK Blues Federation to represent the UK at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA in 2022! Blues in Britain calls Dom Martin, “A rare talent of SUCH sheer genius” and Cerys Matthews of BBC Radio 2 boasts of his music, “Absolutely wonderful stuff” April. Rock and Blues Muse says, “When he tours, make sure you’re there.”
Terry Quiett Band – Electric blues and rock fans searching for a new guitar hero need look no further. In just a few years, the Terry Quiett Band has become a mainstay across America. Wherever they go the TQB has won over young and old with their energetic and soulful sound. Their last original music release, Truth & Intent, features swampy grooves to heart-tugging ballads to driving rockers. Chris Spector, Midwest Records says of TQB, “Kicking things off with the kind of choogling boogie blues that electrifies your hair endings and fries your synapses, Quiett is now leading the blues power trio to beat. A monster of an unfettered frat party run wild, you can just picture this crew providing the juice in the middle of a power outage in the middle of the American night. Hard-hitting, killer stuff that shows others just how it’s done.”