7pm – Opening Set with Kathryn Grimm & The Blues Tools
9pm – Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls
tickets $10 advance at the venue or tickettomato.com
$13 at the door (if venue not at capacity)
Tas Cru is based out of upstate New York and performs in multiple formats ranging from solo acoustic to a 7 piece-backing band. He sings and plays a wide variety of guitars – at home on either electric, acoustic, resonator or cigar box. Tas is a Delaney Guitars (Austin TX) endorsed artist.
His latest album, Memphis Song completes a trifecta of Tas Cru’s creativity that began with his breakthrough effort, You Keep the Money (2014) and followed by the award winning Simmered and Stewed. Released this June,Memphis Song showcases Cru’s talents as an acclaimed songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. This album’s title track features long time friend Victor Wainwright on piano along with Victor’s guitar player, Pat Harrington putting down some soulful slide work.
You Keep the Money grabbed the attention of blues radio worldwide, debuting on the prestigious Living Blues Radio Chart at #2 and, quite noteworthy, debuting #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Radio Chart. Simmered & Stewed alsoenjoyed wide airplay including being featured as a BB King’s Bluesville “Pick to Click” on SiriusXM radio. Likewise it made its way on to the highly regarded Living Blues Chart and resided at or near the top of the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart for most of 2017. Simmered and Stewed earned Cru consideration for several prestigious awards (Syracuse Area Music Awards – best blues album / Independent Blues Awards – best contemporary artist, best song Grizzle n’ Bone, best band /International Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards – best emerging artist). On the strength of these two albums Tas has since performed at several major blues festivals and notable venues and now is bringing Memphis Song to these stages in 2018.
Tickets Are Non-Refundable