Thursday, December 1, 2011

Robert "Bluesman" Ross -- Staten Island 12/2, Brooklyn 12/3, Bohemia 12/4, Manhattan 12/4 pm #blues

NY Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
Two Time NY Music Award Winner
Quote: "A blues icon. One of the great blues spirits." Bob Fass (Radio Un-nameable, WBAI-FM Pacifica Network).

Queen Tipsy @ Goodfellas
Friday, December 2, 2011
8pm - 11pm
1718 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
(718) 987-2422
Other info: Phyllis Foreman on vocals & percussion, Rick Peters on bass & vocals, and Robert Ross on vocals, guitar, slide guitar & harmonica.

Saturday, December 3, 2011
7pm - 10pm
1208 Surf Ave., (corner of West 12th), Brooklyn, NY 11224
Other Info:
Admission is $10 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
at Coney Island USA / Sideshows by the Seashore
Coney Island USA - Sideshows By The Seashore & The Freak Bar
1208 Surf Ave. (corner of West 12th), Brooklyn, NY
train: F or Q to West 8th Street or F, Q, D, N to Stillwell Ave Coney Island
Coney Artland Productions presents A Coney Island Of The Behind, an evening of poetry, storytelling, comedy, dance, burlesque, music and mayhem about Coney Island, starring Coney Artland founder Michael Schwartz, joined by his very special guests, some of the finest artists in New York, for the inaugural benefit to launch Coney Artland and its outreach wing: CAAMP (Coney Artland Art Makers Project). Schwartz is an award winning writer, actor, director, comedian, and singer/songwriter and will be performing some of the pieces that have been wowing audiences all over New York City and that will be included in his upcoming book. 
Scheduled to appear at A CONEY ISLAND OF THE BEHIND:
Michael Schwartz: poetry, storytelling, comedic characters, singing
Alfonso Cruz: burlesque dancing/comedy, singing
Robert Ross: 2011 inductee into NY Blues Hall of Fame
Pearl Quick: star of new award winning film TO BE HEARD 
Aneta Brodski: American Sign Language poet & star of new PBS Independent Lens: DEAF JAM
Mermaid Hawley and Bill Brovold: “The Coney Island Love Letters”
Celia Next Time: burlesque dancing/comedy
Hank Coyote Wagner: howling harmonica
Sheridan Lee Roberts: dancing and singing
Tahani Salah: poet and co-star of new PBS Independent Lens: DEAF JAM
Mollye’s Muffins: the launch of exotic homemade muffin co. (fresh muffins available at show)
Sudsy Spirits: The Freak Bar

Felix Cabrera & Robert Ross Band @ Connetquot Public Library
Sunday, December 4, 2011
2pm - 3:30pm
760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia, NY 11716
Other Info: We perform from 2pm to about 3:30pm. The band will feature: NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Felix Cabrera on vocals & harmonica, Thierry Arpino on drums, Dave Hofstra on bass, and two time NY Music Award winner and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Ross on vocals, guitar & slide guitar. FREE Admission!!

NY Blues Hall Of Fame Induction Celebration at Kenny's Castaways
Sunday, December 4, 2011
6pm - 12 midnight
157 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-979 9762
Other Info: The New York Blues Of Fame Induction Celebration will be at Kenny's Castaways on Dec 4th starting at 6pm. This year's inductees are: Charles "Honey Boy" Otis, Michael Hill, Michael Powers, Roxy Perry, Angel Rissoff, Ivan "Funkboy" Bodley, Big Ed Sullivan, Felix Cabrera, & Robert Ross. Posthumous inductees are: Frankie Paris, Mo Holmes, Wally Gator, & Crusher Green. I have had the pleasure and honor of sharing the stage, working with, or jamming with nearly every one of these great artists. It is sure to be a night to remember. Admission is $15. There will be plenty of performances, video taping, and a tribute. Thank you to my old buddy Felix Cabrera and to my new buddy and NY Blues Ambassador Roxy Perry for this great honor. 
6:00 Posthumous Inductions:  WALLY GATOR, CRUSHER GREEN (received by Marsha Mayer, niece) - MO HOLMES (received by son Jamaal (presented by Jerry Dugger)
6:30 – 7:00 CHARLES HONEYBOY OTIS / Dave Keys kbd / Bob Fusco bs / Jim Moran gt
7:00 – 7:30 ROBERT ROSS - Steve Holly dr./ Dave Hofstra bs
7:30 – 8:00 ARTHUR NEILSON - Carl Lorentzen bs / Eric Heilner kbds /
Matt Mousseau  dr
8:00 –  8:30 MICHAEL POWERS - Barry Harrison dr / Charlie Torres bs
8:30 – 9:00 BIG ED SULLIVAN - Bob Fusco bs / Dave Keyes kbd / Barry Harrison dr
9:00 – 9:30 ROXY PERRY - (presented by Michael Hill) / Dave Keyes kbd./ Scott Lebish dr / Bob Fusco bs / Jim Moran  gt / Fred Clark gt
9:30 – 10:00 MICHAEL HILL-  Dave Keyes kbd / Bill McClellan dr / Mike Griot  bs
10:00 – 10:45 IVAN BODLEY & ANGEL RISSOFF (2 songs each) (FRANKIE PARIS TRIBUTE ADDED HERE WITH IVAN ON BASS - 1 SONG) Dave Keyes kbd / Scott Lebish dr./ Arthur Neilson gt
Kenny's Castaways induction (presented by Mike Packer + Roxy) at some point

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