The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


January 11, 2013

Blues and brews this Saturday

DANVILLE — The holiday season has passed us by and all that remains are a few broken candy canes and a box full of bills, leaving some folks with a bad case of the post-holiday blues.

Other folks around the Susquehanna Valley are experiencing a different case of the blues with the blustery winter blues.

And for those folks not singing the blues, this Saturday they will have a chance to immerse  themselves in the blues and feel anything but blue as the blues, in all their colorful glory, will come to life at the Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville for a celebration of bluesy blues.

The day will feature a host of blues tunes from three popular blues infused acts, Doug McMinn and Hanna Bingman, The Blind Chitlin Kahunas and Teddy Young and the Aces.

“The blues are a very emotional genre of music that ranges from joy to sorrow and every emotion in between,” said Doug McMinn, a blues legend and musical mainstay across the Susquehanna Valley. “As a musician, playing the blues allows me to perform some of the classic blues songs by great blues artists and also some of my own original songs.”

Old Forge’s day of blues will kick off on a bluesy note with McMinn and Bingman performing from noon until 3 p.m. followed by The Blind Chitlin Kahunas from 4 to 7 p.m. and Teddy Young and the Aces from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

“The day is going to be filled with stellar blues, plus there is no cover, so the music is free,” said McMinn, a noted vocalist, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist.

For the past five years McMinn and Bingman have performed at numerous venues across the Valley, bringing a sound and style that makes them one of the most authentic and original blues acts in the area.

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