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March 13, 2014

JENNINGS: Chieftains kick off St. Patrick's Day weekend

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Niagara Gazette — Blues guitarist Keb Mo has a sound all his own and is a favorite amongst blues fans. He has worked with Buddy Guy, Jackson Browne, and Bonnie Raitt. Keb Mo also sings the theme to the popular television show “Mike and Molly.”

Tickets for Seneca Niagara shows are available on Ticketmaster and Kleinhans shows may be purchased at tickets.bpo.org or call 885-5000 for more information.

Fast forward, to Tuesday and there are a pair of my favorites, Johnny Winter at The Tralf and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band over at The Waiting Room.

Winter will celebrate his 70th at The Tralf (his birthday was Feb. 23, but it’s close enough). I interviewed Winter a few years ago and he is a man of few words but when you play guitar the way he does you don’t have to do a lot of talking. He also performed at Woodstock.

Tickets for Winter’s birthday at The Tralf are available through Ticketmaster. They are $26 in advance and $29 day of show.

I first saw The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band when they opened for Flogging Molly a few years back. I have caught them a few more times over the years and had the opportunity to interview them as well. They are one of the hardest working bands I have ever met, they tour constantly and play high-energy shows every evening.

General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Ticketfly.com

Finally, our show on a tank of gas, Eric Burdon and The Animals will be at Casino Rama in Rama, Ont., Friday night. The Animals have a stack of great hits including “House of the Rising Sun” and “We Gotta Get Out of this Place.” Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.

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