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Annie Philippone and Friends
Friday, May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
A Buffalo resident since 1993, Annie Philippone is a two-fisted pianist, singer and songwriter, playing solo and collaborating with other musicians.
“Annie not only plays great boogie woogie, but also classics of country, blues and rock – and she is a terrific singer as well. She is one of the only blues and boogie greats to include classical music etudes to stunned but highly appreciative audiences. So, get ready for a full force of Hurricane Annie!” – Chuck Mancuso, Author of “Popular Music and the Underground Foundations of Jazz, Blues, Country and Rock 1900 – 1950″ .
Annie was lucky enough to play with the great Mississippi Bluesman Joe Beard for 10 years (1996-2006). Joe Beard lived next door to the legendary Son House, and she played with him regularly, often joined by a young John Mooney in Rochester, New York. She learned everything she knows about blues piano from Joe. Her left hand really came along, as he wanted the piano player playing the bass lines along with the bass player all night. Joe always encouraged her to take opportunities and wanted me to become a better musician. He’s truly a great man and a great musician. “I’m very grateful for his guidance and kindness. I still visit him as often as possible, and still love seeing him play and sitting in with the guys again.” Annie Philippone