Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Beau Sasser joins Leone in fourth week of blues

Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON— Keyboardist Beau Sasser will join Joey Leone on stage at The Foundry at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Sasser will be the fourth special guest to jam out with Joey for The Foundry’s Monday Blues Night performances.

Sasser’s early musical influences started with his grandmother’s piano playing. Hailing from Memphis, Sasser’s grandmother would play classical, ragtime, stride piano and even gospel songs that inspired him to study classical music. His father also played guitar and would entertain him by playing select songs by Cat Stevens and other popular 60s artists. Both family members encouraged Sasser to take interest in music, leading him to dive into the musical world of Bach, Beethoven, John Coltrane, and ultimately Frank Zappa. Influenced by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and Jack McDuff, Sasser began playing the Hammond organ.

Sasser has worked on projects with Kung Fu, The Z3, and his own venture, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan. Blues Night is a free event on Monday nights at The Foundry in Killington.

Photo courtesy the Foundry

Beau Sasser

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