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Roomful Of Blues to headline Barnful Of Blues Festival in New Boston at the 4-H Fairgrounds on 5 August 2017

By Bill Copeland: The 47 year old national and international touring band Roomful Of Blues will be making their first appearance at the Barnful Of Blues Festival in New Boston, New Hampshire on Saturday, August 5th. Taking place at the 4H Youth Center in New Boston, New Hampshire, The Barnful Of Blues Festival is hosted by Granite State Blues Society. The event will run from noon until 8:00 p.m.


Roomful got the nod to headline this year’s Barnful of Blues Festival after one of the New Hampshire blues society’s board members reached out to the Rhode Island based swing-jump blues band. Board member Diana Shonk owns Blues Audience Newsletter, a hugely popular blues oriented publication in New England, which Roomful has been advertising in for years.


“We’ve wanted to get them here, but we never thought we’d be able to,” Shonk said. “But, we called Chris, and he was generous enough to say yes. It’s very nice of them to do this. It’s not free, but they’re not charging us full price. We could never pay full price for any of these headliners.” Shonk has known the various Roomful members going all the way back to the early 1970s.


“I think they’re the best little big blues band in the world,” Shonk said. “They’re like a full orchestra because they have the horns. It worked out this year, and we are very thrilled to have them here. I think they’re playing from six ‘o clock to 7:30.” ....READ THE FULL STORY....   .....VIEW THE EVENT FLYER FOR ALL INFORMATION ON THE BARNFUL OF BLUES SCHEDULE.....