Folksy concert

January 7, 2014 

Paul Asbell, who has composed and recorded more than 60 soundtracks, will perform at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, at Coolwater Ranch in Nipinnawasee.

From his early years, playing blues on Chicago's south side, to his present multi-faceted career based out of northern Vermont, Asbell has earned an underground reputation as a true "musician's musician."

He has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Lightnin' Slim, Paul Butterfield, Sam Lay, Pops Staples, and Donny Hathaway.

Since 1994, he has been reconnecting with his original folk-based roots and has been in well-received at festival shows and solo concerts. Recent appearances include Healdsburg and Newport Guitar Festivals, MerleFest, and numerous acoustic venues across the country.

His two solo acoustic CD's, "Steel-String Americana" and "Roots and Branches." received rave reviews for highly individualized twists on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country-based themes and original pieces from the "American roots" tradition.

Advance $25 tickets are now available at Oakhurst Feed in Oakhurst and at Mountain Feed and Nursery in Coarsegold.

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