By Laura Carbone
Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON— Paul Asbell will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. From his early years, playing blues on Chicago’s South Side, to his present multi-faceted career based out of northern Vermont, Paul Asbell has earned an underground reputation as a true musician’s musician. Guitar Player magaazine acknowledges that most solo acoustic guitarists usually specialize in one genre, but “with steady hands and a relaxed sense of swing, [Asbell] tackles bouncy ragtime fingerpicking, crisp flatpicking, and lush, jazzy chording with equal aplomb,” evidence that he is not your average solo acoustic guitarist.
Asbell will perform music from his three solo albums on Feb. 10. “Steel String Americana,” “Roots and Branches,” and “From Adamant To Atchafalaya” received numerous rave reviews for their highly individualized twists on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country-based themes and original pieces from the American roots tradition.
In his 45 year career Asbell has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Paul Butterfield, Sam Lay, Pops Staples, Donny Hathaway, and numerous others.
Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon.
Asbell will also be giving a performance at Chandler Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for that show are $16-$18, and available at chandler-arts.org or by calling 802-728-6464. Chandler Center is located at 71-73 Main St., Randolph.