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Blues on the Red is something that Paris Texas has seen before. The Paris Blues Society is proud to present it again to our citizens, this time at the fair grounds and featuring legendary blues guitar players, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King.
Joe Kubek was raised in Irving, Texas, so his Texas Blues style shows in his music, and has for over 25 years. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Kubek backed many legendary blues artists, as well as fronted his own band with successes. His guitar playing is aggressive and smolders with the same fire as other known greats, earning him the nickname “Smokin’ Joe”.
Bnois King is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. King’s musical influences come from a generation earlier than Kubek’s. He has mastered a smooth, jazzy guitar sound with a deep blue’s vocals. He has been considered a guitar legend for years.
For more information, to listen to music, or to watch videos of the two artists, visit their website at www.smokinjoekubek.com.
This year the two of them will headline the Paris Blues Society’s Blues on the Red Festival at the fairgrounds. They will be accompanied by several known local blues acts such as, the Billion Dollar Blues Band, Gary Porterfield Band, Rosevelt Twitty, The Blues Drivers and The Triptones.
Tickets to this event are $20 for non-members, but this fee includes a membership to the Paris Blues Society. The price is $15 per ticket for all members. All proceeds will benefit the Paris Blues Society.
There will be vendors for food and merchandise, as well as an IBC competition.
This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome.
Gates open at 12pm; music starts at 1pm and goes through 9:30pm.