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Blues on the Beach: Greg Sherrod

  • Dates: August 10, 2022
  • Location: Westerly Town Beach
  • 337 Atlantic Avenue
  • Westerly, RI 02891
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: free
  • (401) 348-2652
  • A lifelong Bluesnsoulnrocknroll singer who has performed live on national television, Greg Sherrod has shared the stage with some of the world's biggest musical acts, including Tower of Power, George Porter, Jr., Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Booker T. Jones, and Johnny Winter. In 2007, Greg competed as part of Michael Bolton's New Haven Choir on NBC's "Clash of The Choirs" _ a reality show in which five recording artists hand-selected twenty singers from their hometowns and turned them into choirs. The experience allowed Greg the opportunity to get up on stage with Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Rowland While working on "Clash of The Choirs," Greg sang back-up on Michael Bolton's performance of "When a Man Loves a Woman" and was part of a sight-reading and fast-study group hand-picked from each choir for a live performance on NBC's "The Today Show" featuring Gloria Estefan. Greg has also led the house band at The Newport Blues Cafe in beautiful Newport, R.I., and enjoyed great success with his three-year residency at the critically-acclaimed Blues Night at The Owl Shop on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. The Greg Sherrod Band plays many private events and functions, including being selected to play the inauguration of Yale University's 23rd president, Peter Salovey. In 2014, along with preparing a new CD called "Bluesnsoulnrocknroll," Greg again supported Tower Of Power at Toad's Place in New Haven. The Greg Sherrod Band also supported The Johnny Winter Band on Johnny's last U.S. show before his passing. In August 2014, Greg performed in front of 25,000 people with The Disco Biscuits during their headlining set at The Gathering Of The Vibes Music Festival in Bridgeport, Conn., which also included original members of the Grateful Dead. To cap it off, he spent a week in New Orleans over New Year’s in 2015 and managed to sit in with the Joe Krown Trio at its heralded weekly Sunday night gig at the Maple Leaf Bar, trading phrases with Hammond B-3 organist Krown, New Orleans blues guitar icon Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr., the drummer for the Funky Meters. In September 2016 The Greg Sherrod Band performed at the internationally famous Apollo Theater in Harlem New York. Greg has recently been exploring Europe with performances in London at the internationally famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Ain't Nothing But The Blues, The Blues Kitchen Camden, and Fiddler Elbow. . In Amsterdam at Bourbon St and in Paris at Soiree Buzz at Cafe Honre` and Caveau Des Oubliet