If you are looking for a great night out, head to The Courthouse Center for the Arts and check out the wildly talented blues artist Anthony Gomes!
thu15nov8:00 pm10:30 pmAnthony Gomes Brings his High Voltage Blues to the Ocean StateAWARD WINNING BLUES ROCKER8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston RI 02892Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Live Music,Special Event
World renowned Anthony Gomes - 2017 Winner of the European Blues Award for Best Musician (Live Performance) - is bringing HIGH VOLTAGE BLUES to not one but two RI venues
World renowned Anthony Gomes – 2017 Winner of the European Blues Award for Best Musician (Live Performance) – is bringing HIGH VOLTAGE BLUES to not one but two RI venues in November, Courthouse Center for the Arts (W. Kingston) & Chan’s (Woonsocket).
The Toronto born singer/songwriter/guitarist, named ‘One of the Top Ten Guitarists’ in the world by Music Tasters Choice, has released 12 albums and performed concerts in 17 countries. Last November Gomes won ‘Best Musician (Live Performance)’ at the 37th Annual European Blues Awards. Anthony has opened for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang, Sammy Hagar, 38 Special, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Gretchen Wilson.
NUMBER ONE CHARTING ARTIST
Gomes has released eleven full length albums, five of the most recent have appeared in the TOP 10 on the BILLBOARD BLUES CHART, including LIVE (2008) which debuted at #1. His latest album, Electric Field Holler has earned highly acclaimed recognition; reaching #1 on both Roots Music Report’s Blues Rock Chart and ReverbNation’s Global Blues Chart.
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BLUES SCHOLAR & HISTORIAN
Gomes’ skill as a performer is matched by his knowledge of and dedication to blues history. He is an award winning blues history scholar, earning the University of Toronto’s C.P. Stacey Prize for the highest overall academic grade point average by a history student. Anthony also completed his master’s degree thesis on the racial and cultural evolution of blues music, graduating with high distinction. In 2014, his thesis was published and nominated for the Best Blues Book of the Year by Blues 411.
BELIEVES THAT MUSIC IS MEDICINE
Anthony founded the Music Is the Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music. Through private donations and winning sizable grants from State Farm Insurance and CVS Pharmacy, the foundation has funded songwriting scholarships, offered music education programs, and donated musical instruments to those in need.
(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm