The Blues Dude

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Your Invited to the 6th Annual Gary Curtis Memorial Blues Picnic

On July 12th of this weekend, the 6th annual Gary Curtis Memorial Picnic benefitting the Monroe County Diabetes Association, will take place at the American Legion in East Stroudsburg at :201 E 5th St East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. The live musical entertainment will begin at 2pm and go util about 7pm at night. The line-up this year will be even more fantastic than last year, if that is even possible. There will be tons of homemade food and drinks available for purchase. The suggested donation is only ever $10 dollars which will pay for itself by the time you leave the venue.

Gary Curtis 6th Memorial Picnic

The line-up will include the following

  • Harpoon Johnny Petrizzo, owner of the popular destination restaurant and Tiki bar located  in downtown Bushkill,  will be playing and singing some popular classic rock tunes.
  • The Blues Dude and Friends, this will include yours truly, myself The Blues Dude on lead guitar and vocals, Tony Dellaria on drums, Rick “longhair” Madigan on bass, and an actual member of Gary Curtis’s band, Dwight Spencer on keys.
  • The ShielaMark Band playing an authentic hammond B3 organ and singing some familiar tunes.
  • Professor Kessler singing and performing short comedy routines.
  • A new mystery group called “The Fangs”
  • Friars Point playing some bluesy classics along with their own unique blend of tasty originals.
  • Finally to close it out The Gary Curtis All-Stars will be covering numerous Gary Curtis originals. Members are John O’Carrol on Vocals and guitar, The Blues Dude on lead and rhythm guitar, Tony Dellaria on Drums, Rick Madigan on Bass, & Dwight Spencer on keys and organ.

There will be tons of food to eat, beverages to drink; both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, a great blend of old and new local talent and of course there may be some raffles and door prizes this year as well. Come early and stay late!! See you there.

Here is one of the last videos taken of Gary Curtis playing the amazing song Sally’s Playing Bingo with Dwight Spencer and others. We all miss you and are grateful for the wonderful music you have bestowed upon us.

You’re invited to the 5th Annual Gary Curtis Memorial Picnic

This is a copy of the Gary Curtis Logo

Gary Curtis Picnic

I have not had the honor of meeting this man who left us with a large number of songs to play and learn from, but I have been asked to honor his life by learning his music and performing it in the Gary Curtis All Stars. The Gary Curtis All-Stars consist of 5 members, of which everyone has known Gary but myself. I have only met him through his music and peers. The members are as follows: John O’Carroll on Vocals & Guitar, Dwight Spencer onKeyboard, Rick Madigan on Bass, Tony Dellaria on Drums, and myself THE BLUES DUDE (Jeremiah Williams) playing leads as close to the recordings as I can.

The Show will start around 1 o’clock and run till about 8 or so. Food and drinks will be provided for an extremely reasonable fee of 10 bucks for all you can eat and drink, otherwise you may choose to just give a donation. All the proceeds will be donated to the Monroe County Diabetes Foundation and to fund the event.

There will be awesome musicians playing all day JULY 14th for this event and the list currently is as follows.

1   PROFESSOR KESSLER    1:40 PM
2    FREEFALL    2:20 PM
3    SPLINTERTIME    3:15 PM
4    FRIAR’S POINT BAND    4:10 PM
5    SHEILAMARK BAND    5:05 PM
6    GARY CURTIS ALL STARS    6:00 PM
GRAND FINALE’ @  7:00 PM