The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to host the Joe Flood Band on Thursday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. Having a signature described as “…a voice that perfectly straddles the fence between country and the blues…” by the New York Times’ Karen Schoemer, and “songs bursting with eccentric characters…,” this songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will give a performance not to be missed. Outdoor seating will be available, weather permitting. Members are $10 and Non-members are $15.
Erik Hage from the All Music Guide writes, “Joe Flood [is] a songwriter who’s been around the block long enough to really have something to say.” He has played with tap dancers in New Orleans, Cuban musicians in Key West, and gypsies in France and Italy. He worked the streets of Paris with the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band whose alumni include Madeleine Peyroux and Joan Osborne, written songs with Levon Helm of The Band, won a Gold Record recording with Blues Traveler, and had the opportunity to play alongside such giants of American music as Pinetop Perkins, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and John Sebastian.
Flood’s 2015 release, “Songs From the Bend in the River” (Jungle Curry Records) is a tribute to three nineteenth- century songwriters from Middletown, Connecticut where Flood grew up. The album includes a multimedia performance piece for 12 musicians and 8 narrators presented at Middletown High School in April of 2015. Scheduled for release in 2016 is “All Roads Lead to the Blues,” a collection of new original songs exploring blues forms and themes and their connections to Afro-Cuban, gospel, rock ’n’ roll, and country music. In his live shows Flood brings his long musical adventure to life in story and song.
For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattatuckmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (ctarttrail.org).
Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.
CONTACT: Stephanie J. Coakley, Director of Education
(203) 753 – 0381 x 117