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Roomful of Blues to play at StageOne

Published 4:52 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Fairfield Theatre Co. will hold a performance by R&B band Roomful of Blues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Doors open 7 p.m.

The group, founded in 1967 in Westerly, R.I., has played with artists such as B.B. King, Otis Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, according to a news release.

The band, referred to by the late Count Basie as "the hottest blues band I've ever heard," includes guitarist Duke Robillard, keyboardist Al Copley and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, the release states. The group has earned five Grammy Award nominations and other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards including Blues Band of the Year in 2005.

The group is currently touring in support of its 2011 album "Hook, Line & Sinker," which features songs from Little Richard, Floyd Dixon and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

Tickets, $42 in advance, $5 off for FTC members, may be bought at the box office at 203-259-1036 or at www.fairfieldtheatre.org