DESERVING WIDER RECOGNITION SERIES
THE SAM TAYLOR
THE LITTLE WILSON BAND
Tickets: $27.50 Full Price / $21.00 IMAC MEMBERS
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DATE: FRIDAY, January 28th, 2005
There’s an old saying that you have to go 80 miles
or more to find an expert; which simply means that anything
near you could not be good enough. An example would be the
feeling that you need to travel into New York City for great
restaurants and quality entertainment. The simply fact of
the matter is we are surrounded by great talent but the
problem is most people will not take the chance to buy a
ticket for unknown talent. Many Long Islanders will not
go to bars, restaurants and barns to see these artists perform.
As a result, this talent is grossly underappreciated. A
great many are every bit as good and talented as the artists
IMAC has been putting on it stage for years.
To that end, IMAC is launching a series
titled “Local Artist Deserving Wider Recognition”.
This series, which will be presented quarterly, will take
a genre such as singer/songwriter, blues, jazz, folk or
dance and will offer a sampling of two to three artists
in an evening’s performance. The series is meant to
challenge Long Island audiences to take a chance, have their
horizons expanded and experience a pleasant surprise that
they might not have considered in the past.
The series continues with blues bands:
THE SAM TAYLOR BAND and THE LITTLE WILSON BAND.
The Sam Taylor Band is headed up by musician
Sam Taylor. Sam’s experience as a musician is legendary.
He’s played with Otis Redding, Maxine Brown, The Drifters,
T-Bone Walker, The Isley Brothers, Joe Frazier and the Knockouts,
and Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth. A two-time recipient
of Lifetime Achievement Award (Boston Blues Society and
Long Island Blues Society), he’s toured extensively
through-out the United States.
The Little Wilson Band features Allen “Little
Wilson” Santoriello (vocals), Greg Krockta (harmonica/vocals),
Tom Santoriello (guitar/vocals), Larry Ketchell (keyboards),
Jim Uhl (bass/vocals), and Dave Leone (drums). Formed in
early 1980 by Al Santoriello and Dave Leone, The Little
Wilson Band spent the next decade playing nearly 200 jobs
a year in the tri-state area. This type of consistent playing
give a band a great groove, which has been the goal of The
Little Wilson Band, to lay down a great groove and stay
as true as possible to the original versions of classic
blues and R&B songs. The band loves swing and Chicago
blues, but if you catch them at a nightclub, you’ll
hear anything from Muddy Waters to Sam Cooke to James Brown.
Tickets for this performance are $27.50
($21.00 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information
on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's
24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be
purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through
Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day
of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's
business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit
Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services
are supported in part by public funds from the New York
State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County
Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, by a
grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members
of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from
Bank of America, Korg USA, The Guitar Center, The D’Addario
Foundation for the Performing Arts, AutoOne Insurance, Peconic
Bay Winery, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan