The Blues Dude

Carryin' on the Blues legacy

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

Who is Dwight Spencer?

Dwight Spencer Poconos Blues Keyboard Player

Dwight Spencer at the Annual Chris London (Friars Point) Blues Jam

Dwight Spencer is one of the Poconos’ hidden musical gems. He has been playing keyboard with local musicians, for over 40 years. Dwight may have actually played with every single blues musician, in the Poconos, at least once. The list of people he has played with, and met, is so enormous that the list would fill volumes of books. From what I have gathered so far, Dwight Spencer has played with the late Gary Curtis in No Money Down; The Blues Brethren – featuring Chris Barnes; and currently is playing keys in the most popular local blues band, in the Poconos, called Friars Point. I have had the distinct honor and privilege of being part of his recent ascension to local fame, by being a guitarist, in the Blues Brethren, with Dwight himself. “Dwight is a fantastic traditional player of the blues” states The Blues Dude. Dwight really captures a good deal of history in his playing, due to his immense laundry list of experienced blues players he has played with. If you are looking for that authentic blues keyboard sound check out Dwight Spencer in Friars Point.

 

Below you will find a link of a video provided by Chris London (Friars Point), a Poconos Blues Guitar Legend, this was taken a long time ago.