Long Island Museum: Tribute to Mose Allison / Concert, March 24, 7 PM

Tribute to Mose Allison at LIM
Documentary and concert pay tribute to an American Legend


On Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. WUSB-FM, The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council and the Long Island Museum will pay tribute to American singer-songwriter Mose Allison with a film screening, followed by a concert featuring Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor.
Mose Allison has been described as “one of the finest songwriters in 20th century blues.” His career has influenced a host of great musicians, including Pete Townshend, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison.
The evening will begin with the screening of a short BBC documentary on Mose Allison, “Ever Since The World Ended,” in its U.S. premiere. Look for on-screen appearances from Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Loudon Wainwright III, along with great footage of Mose Allison in performance. Following the screening, some of the SundayStreet regulars will share their interpretations of songs written by Allison.
Pete Kennedy, a much-in-demand guitarist is also known for his work with his wife Maura as the folk/rock duo, The Kennedys. Abbie Gardner, an acclaimed dobro player, has toured for several years as part of the trio Red Molly and also performs as a solo artist, while Pat Wictor, a guitarist and dobro player, is known for his solo work and his touring with the vocal trio Brother Sun. Jack Licitra is an acclaimed keyboard player and guitarist, with his group, Jack’s Waterfall, and was a member of the seminal Waterstreet Blues Band.
Advance tickets on sale through Friday, March 23 at sundaystreet.org. If available, regular-priced tickets may be purchased at the door. Please call the museum at (631) 751-0066the day of the show to confirm ticket availability. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Museum exhibitions close at 5 p.m. and are not included with concert tickets.  The Sunday Street Concert Series is presented by WUSB-FM and the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.
Sunday Street Series
The Sunday Street Series began in 2004 at The University Cafe at Stony Brook University, when Charlie Backfish, host of the long-running weekly radio program Sunday Street on WUSB-FM, began presenting concerts with many of the singer/songwriters featured on the program. In its first decade, the series presented 172 concerts with musicians from all over the world performing in an intimate venue. In 2015 the series moved from the University Café to the nearby Long Island Museum, where musicians may take advantage of the museum’s Steinway Boston Grand piano. For more information and a complete concert schedule visit www.sundaystreet.org
Long Island Museum
Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. Regular exhibition hours (unless otherwise noted), are Thursday through Saturday,10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.  For more information about programs and exhibitions, please call 631-751-0066 or visit the museum website at www.longislandmuseum.org.

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