Westsylvania Blues Happy Hour and Funnest Business in Town Competition to Take Place April 13
Gene Sweeney and the Blues Gypsies to Perform
The Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival will hold its annual Westsylvania Blues Happy Hour on April 13, from 7 to 9 pm. It will be preceded by the “Funnest Business in Town” competition from 5 to 6:45pm. Both events take place at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Indiana, PA.
Gene Sweeney has been playing professionally as a blues guitarist and singer for over 30 years. A native son of the steel-working town of Johnstown, Gene has an authentic blue-collar blues style that comes across in his soulful vocals and guitar solos. He currently performs with the band Who’s Your Daddy as well as Gene Sweeney and the Blues Gypsies. A great guy, and a great musician. Mark your calendar and come see what makes Gene the real deal!
Gene Sweeney and the Blues Gypsies are: Gene Sweeney, guitar and vocals; Steve Spack, bass guitar; John Mundy, drums; “Cajun” Norm, keys; Adam Mundok, harmonica and percussion.
Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit the Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival.
The fifth annual Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival takes place May 26, 2018 in Indiana, Pennsylvania’s IRMC Park. The free, one-day jazz and blues festival has featured nationally and internationally known musicians, regional acts, and student musicians playing in a classic American small town.
Festival headliners have included blues guitarist Sonny Landreth, the Poogie Bell Band featuring trumpeter Sean Jones, The New Mastersounds, Elevations with special guest Warren Wolf, Richie Cole, Jevon Rushton, Trudy Lynn, Reggie Watkins, and Joanna Connor.
The festival is presented in partnership with the Indiana Arts Council. The steering committee includes representation from jazz quintet the Dad Band, founders of the festival, and the local arts community. It is supported by a generous donation from Delaney Chevrolet of Indiana, Pennsylvania; a partnership with Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; the Indiana Arts Council, and by corporate sponsors and individual patrons.