Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

This is the 1st of your 3 free articles

Become a member for unlimited website access and more.

FREE TRIAL Available!

Learn More

Already a member? Sign in to continue reading

Music Maker Relief Foundation to Host New Year’s Eve Blues Revue in D.C.

Luther "Captain Luke" Mayer

The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to keeping “Southern culture vital by directly supporting senior (over 55) American roots musicians in need,” is hosting a Blues Revue on New Year’s Eve in Washington, D.C. The event will take place at The Hamilton (600 14th Street, N.W.-two blocks from the White House).

The lineup includes guitarist Cool John Ferguson; baritone Luther “Captain Luke” Mayer; singer, songwriter and pianist Ironing Board Sam; Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, a longtime New Orleans vocalist now living in North Carolina; guitarist Big Ron Hunter; former Percy Sledge and James Brown guitarist Robert Lee Coleman; and guitarist/vocalist Albert White.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show runs 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tickets are $100, and include hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. A cash bar will also be available. For tickets and more info, visit the Hamilton’s website. For more on Music Maker and to make a donation, visit the organization’s official site.

Home page photo of Robert Lee Coleman.

Originally Published