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P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
phone 631 344-2345
fax 631 344-3368

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by Brookhaven Science Associates, a company
founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle

News Release

Number: 03-50
Released: June 24, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Blues Concert at Brookhaven Lab Features Sam Taylor and Wolfe, July 25

Sam TaylorUPTON, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Long Island Blues Society are sponsoring a blues concert, called “Soaring with the Bluz,” at Brookhaven Lab’s Berkner Hall on Friday, July 25, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Sam “Bluzman” Taylor and the band Wolfe, the concert is open to the public. All visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID to be admitted on the Laboratory site.

Sam Taylor’s career in music spans more than forty years. A star performer at festivals around the country, Taylor started out as a gospel singer and then turned to the blues. A Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Taylor has played with The Isley Brothers and Otis Redding, and he toured with the Beatles before they came to the U.S. He has written music for Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, among other well-known artists.

Todd WolfeWolfe, led by guitarist Todd Wolfe, plays experimental blues with a rock edge. Besides Todd Wolfe, who was former lead guitarist for Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow from 1992 to 1998, band members include Eric Massimino on bass, Dave Hollingsworth on drums, and John Cree on percussion. Performing Wolfe originals and reworked blues pieces, the band hones the music into its own style. Wolfe has shared the bill with many well-known performers, including Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, and Jimmy Vaughan.

Tickets for the concert cost $15 per person, and they will be available for purchase starting on July 1. They must be bought in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association Sales Office at Brookhaven Lab’s Berkner Hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, or through

the BNL Music Club. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Make checks payable to the BNL Music Club. For more information, call 631 344-3846, or send an e-mail to .

Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (Count Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway. See maps.

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