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Blues at the Tavern: Fun and Positive Energy at Printing United Expo


After a great show that the Printing United show will be, what would be better than to spend some time with friends for a good cause with a Sam Adams beer, some great BarBQ, and of course a free cool shirt. The Ink Kitchen will be hosting a very positive event “Blues at the Tavern” during the Printing United Expo, next Thursday night, October 19th. There will be great rockin’ blues music, classic BarBQ from Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, and all at one of America’s most classic blues clubs The Northside Tavern. This will all benefit a great organization The Music Makers Foundation which does a great job of  “tending to the roots of American Music.”

Let’s start with the sponsors, who very generously stepped up to make this happen. All great companies, check them out if you don’t know any of them.

SPSI      Booth  C1716

Bella+Canvas   Booth  C539

Action Engineering     Booth  C459

Hirsch Solutions          Booth  C1012

SAATI   Booth  C1113

SanMar           Booth  C806

Stahl’s/Transfer Express         Booth  C1946

M&R    Booth  C1308

Alphabroder    Booth  C1132

Printing United           Booth  B9059

FM Expressions                      

Samuel Adams    

Fruit of the Loom   


Some very lucky folks will get to attend. Stop by a sponsor’s booth for a pass and talk to them and get a chance to see some great music, have some great BBQ, and to have a Sam Adams.

We have some major unique talent hitting the stage:

Piedmont Bluesman Shelton Powe

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Hermon Hitson’s guitar playing is funk, soul and psychedelic rock magically rolled into one. He comes by it honestly, having played with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Joe Tex, Bobby Womack and Wilson Pickett.

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As a teenager, Albert White began playing with his uncle, the legendary R&B performer Piano Red. Since then, Albert has performed with Joe Tex, Ray Charles, and many other artists during his half-century as a blues and R&B musician.

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The Garrett Collins Project is a Funky Blues Based Rock Power Trio

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T-shirts supplied by Fruit of the Loom and Bella+Canvas and designed by Michelle Moxley, photo by Tim Duffy.






















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