Arts, Dining & Entertainment
February 6, 2019

Lackard joins Leone for blues night

Monday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON— Vermont’s own John Lackard is set to join Joey Leone on the Foundry stage, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. for Monday blues night. A Green Mountain native, Lackard started his career in music after his father brought home a Boogie Woogie piano and records home. This led to a passionate lifelong career focused in blues jamming.

At the age of five, Lackard started playing the Hohner harmonica, and by age eight, he was determined to buy a plastic electric guitar. This toy led to a Silvertone “Stella” 12-string acoustic guitar when he was nine. As a teen, Lackard’s early influence by Buddy Truax, jazz guitarist of “Buddy Truax And The Playboys”, allowed him to practice his skill while having fun. After his first professional stage appearance at age 15, Lackard toured all over New York and New England, had sit-ins with James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers and Bob Margolin, was able to work with Cotton’s drummer, and even opened shows for Cotton and Rogers. “That boy kicks the hell out of the blues!” Cotton stated.

The Foundry is located at 63 Summit Path, off Killington Road, Killington. For more information, visit foundrykillington.com.

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