Local Blues Legend Midnite Mike and the Bent Blinds
At Unity Hall
Friday, June 8 at 8pm
Music fans won’t want to miss local legend and blues talent “Midnite Mike Grimaldi and the Bent Blinds” in concert at Unity Hall on Friday, June 8 at 8pm. The
performance will take place in Unity Hall’s historic Landecker Auditorium the ideal listening room in which to appreciate Mike’s first time appearance at the Hall! You won’t find another local blues/jazz artist who matches Midnite Mike’s passion and precision on guitar. He has opened for some of the greats like, BB King, Albert King, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson. He has also performed on stage with Joe Bonamassa, Jerry Portnoy, Ritchie Blackmore, and James Montgomery.
Grimaldi is a resident of Rome, NY but his colorful career has found him performing not only across the USA but also in Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greenland, and Canada. He is also an international recording artist with acoustic-solo material produced at Sondestrom Studios. Midnite Mike is a musician with wide-ranging musical tastes and styles. His repertoire is vast and diverse including blues, jazz, classic rock, and B tunes.
Grimaldi also has numerous musician friends with whom he plays in a group he fondly calls “The Bent Blinds”. At the June 8 performance Midnite Mike and the Bent Blinds will include Nelson the Sax Rudiak, Neon Johnny Handzel on bass, Tim Quinn (the Mighty Quinn) on drums and Midnite Mike Grimaldi on guitar and lead vocals. Everyone sings backup as well.
Admission for the Midnite Mike performance is $10 for Unity Hall Foundation members and $12 for the general public. The performance will begin at 8pm at Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp Ave, Barneveld. The doors open at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be available. This event is presented by the Unity Hall Foundation, a not-for- profit organization founded in 1995 to maintain the 1896 Hall as a center for the arts and community activities in Barneveld, New York. The Hall is available for public and private functions. Tickets may be purchased locally at The Adirondack Cheese Company at 8190, NY Rte. 12, Barneveld. Tickets and information about this and other Unity Hall events are also available online at www.unityhall.com, and Facebook/HistoricUnityHall.
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