Mary Ann Casale and Tas Cru up next at Madrid Dam Music Series July 11
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:44 am

Tas Cru and Mary Ann Casale will perform at the Madrid Dam Concert Series.

MADRID -- Mary Ann Casale and Tas Cru will perform blues and Americana music at the next Madrid Dam Music Series concert Wednesday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. in Madrid Park.

The well-known duo is known for their authentic renditions of traditional blues songs and rootsy ballads.

Mary Ann Casale is an eclectic singer-songwriter who always delivers a true, honest, performance. Her voice is rich, pure and refreshingly melodic – her guitar playing, a deft finger picking style reminiscent of one of her early and most revered influences, the Reverend Gary Davis.

Mary Ann’s music ranges from sultry jazz blues to country blues, with tinges of rootsy folk and Americana – but foremost always soulful.

Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru's songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today. It’s not for nothing that Cru has received wide praise for his songwriting. As Downbeat magazine noted, "His songs are blues poetry - crafted with rare verbal flair and his ability to cast a memorable hook is magical!"

Live, these songs are performed with power and passion as observed by Living Blues magazine, "The vivacity and sheer joy with which Cru plays is intoxicating!"

Tas Cru is based out of upstate New York and performs in multiple formats ranging from solo acoustic to a 7 piece-backing band. He sings and plays a wide variety of guitars - at home on either electric, acoustic, resonator or cigar box.

For more information about the performers, visit and

Other upcoming performances include:

July 18, Potsdam Community Band;

July 25, open mic night, with Burn the Evidence Band;

Aug. 1, Steelin' Country;

Aug. 8, Jack Kelly Band;

Aug. 15, Madrid Chorus and CFC Band;

Aug. 22, Microburst/Veteran's Nite; and

Aug. 29, Madrid-Waddington Tri-M honors night.

All performances are held on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. in Madrid Park this summer.

All MDMS events are free and family friendly with no strobe lighting, alcohol, or smoking.

There will be a concessions stand, 50 /50 raffle, quilt raffle, and silent auctions to raise money for the New Band Stand Fund Project. Donations will also be accepted.

The series Facebook page is Madrid Dam Music Series.