Blues for Books finale held at Potsdam's McDuff's Sept. 10
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 4:37 pm

POTSDAM – McDuff’s pub will host the final event in the 2010 Blues for Books concert series, Friday Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring The Conrad Story Blues Band.

Celebrating its ninth year, Blues for Books is a fundraiser event for First Book of St. Lawrence County.

First Book is the regional affiliate of National First Book, a non-profit organization supporting family literacy by providing children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new book.

Blues for Books highlights the talents of the borderland's premiere blues group, The Conrad Story Blues Band. The band is comprised of veteran musicians Jonathan Hunkins (drums/vocals,) Chip Lamson (keyboards/vocals,) Don Caminella (bass, vocals,) Rick Bates (guitar/harmonica/vocals) with special guest Meaghan Manor Janovsky (vocals.)

The band's sets feature Conrad Story originals from their two albums, Poutine (2004) and Obsession Road (2007) as well as classic electric blues tunes from great artists such as Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, BB King, Aretha Franklin and Etta James.

The suggested donation is $5 with tickets available at the door.