Homegrown Coffeehouse

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines — Extraordinary Blues
8 pm, Saturday, November 5


A Homegrown favorite and one of the best and most innovative blues duos in the world, with a musical rapport and a wide embrace of styles, from Delta heartache to Chicago drive, W.C. Handy Award-winning blues duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines bring their magical combination of soulful vocals, National steel guitar, and sizzling blues harp to the Homegrown Coffeehouse.

Paul Rishell honed his craft in the 1970’s, playing alongside greats such as Son House, Johnny Shines, and Howlin’ Wolf. Annie Raines, hailed as one of the country’s top blues harpists, and one of the few women blues harp players, carries on the tradition of great players Muddy Waters and Little Walter while adding her own soulful drive. The duo was nominated for Acoustic Artist of the Year for both the 2009 and 2010 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Brad Bensko will open.


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 About the Homegrown Coffeehouse

The Homegrown Coffeehouse is thrilled to be celebrating 33 years at First Parish UU in Needham — and what a time it’s been! Check back often — we’ll have advance tickets for all of our shows. Our new space is a treat, visually and acoustically, so come join us — we miss you! See below for directions to the Homegrown.

Shows starts at  8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 om. Tickets for all shows will be available online. Remaining tickets are sold at the door beginning about 7:30 p.m.

For more information about any show, call us at (781) 444-7478, or e-mail us at homegrownneedham@gmail.com   

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Directions to the Homegrown Coffeehouse at First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist

From the North: Take Route 128 (I-95) south to exit 19B (Highland Avenue Needham). Take Highland Avenue to Great Plain Avenue in Needham Center. Cross over Great Plain Ave. onto Dedham Ave., the church will be on your right. Parking is available on Lincoln St., the first right after the church. Enter on Lincoln Street.

From the South: Take Route 128 (I-95) north to exit 17 (Route 135). Take Route 135 to Lincoln Street (see map). Parking is off Lincoln Street.

From Boston and Cambridge: Take Route 9 west to Route 128 South. Follow directions above “from the North.”

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