Fall line-up for Street Music on Paris Avenue series
Grammy nominees and an award winning International star highlight the line-up for the Fall Street Music on Paris Avenue series. The free concerts begin August 15 kicking off four great shows in August and September. The Town of Port Royal has been producing this long running series that takes place Saturday nights at 6:00 p.m. on Paris Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets as a celebration for the people of Port Royal and a gift to the rest of the world. This fall get ready for four concerts that offer a wide variety of musical styles presented by quality performers from across the nation and around the world.
August 15th brings a new face to the Street Music stage with Shelly Waters who recently moved from Louisiana to her new Lowcountry home in Charleston. Shelly’s sound is a rootsy blend of swampy soul and blues, traditional country and some good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, Shelly’s music and songwriting mine experiences for universal emotions while her sultry voice smolders at the center of the mix.
August 29 brings multiple Grammy nominee and WC Handy award winner, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart to the streets of Port Royal. In the fall of 2006, Hart hit the road to tour with rock-n-roll legend Bo Diddley for what turned out to “Bo’s” final tour. Hart created the film sound tracks for “Black Snake Moan” starring Samuel L. Jackson and Denzel Washington’s “The Great Debaters,” this should be one rockin’ night.
On September 12 International Blues sensation “Harper” will present his unique musical stylings beneath the live Oaks on Paris Avenue. An amalgamation of blues, soul and world music, Australian singer/songwriter, Peter D. Harper creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. It’s a great combination of traditional and modern influences.
The final concert will be September 26 featuring five Time Grammy Nominee Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. Louie collaborated with The Band for fifteen years, playing on and co-producing over 150 songs with them. The Village Voice said, “Prof. Louie’s upstate ensemble is an old school Americana template that jams out timeless rock, country, blues and New Orleans influenced originals.”
Street Music on Paris Avenue was created for the people of Port Royal but has become a draw for audiences around the region since 2007. The concerts present a wide variety of music each season, giving them a true feeling of diversity. Over the past 15 seasons Street Music has presented; blues, jazz, folk, zydeco, bluegrass, country and ethnic groups from all over the world. Bring your chairs and your dancing shoes when you join the Town of Port Royal for Street Music on Paris Avenue this fall. The free concerts will provide fun for the entire family. All shows are rain or shine and the rain location is The Shed on Paris Avenue, one block from the outdoor site.