Guitar and Harmonica Duo to Perform at Brookhaven Lab April 10

Workshops Offered April 11

Acoustic duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines enlarge

Acoustic duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (Image courtesy of Eric Antoniou.)

UPTON, NY — Acoustic duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will give a concert at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, April 10, at 8 p.m. at the Brookhaven Center. Sponsored by the BNL Music Club, the concert is open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo ID.

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines met in a pub in Boston in 1992 and have racked up thousands of miles on musical tours in the United States and Europe ever since. Country blues guitarist Rishell and harmonica ace Raines have released several CDs including “Moving to the Country,” the winner of the 2000 W.C. Handy Award for best acoustic blues album of the year.

In addition to performances on TV, radio, and at festivals and concert halls internationally, the two also sponsor musical workshops and seminars.

Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through or at Jeff Denny’s Music Station in Shirley, NY, (631) 399-2713. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

In addition to the concert, Rishell will offer an intermediate and advance guitar workshop and Raines will offer a harmonica workshop on Saturday, April 11, at the Brookhaven Center. Both two-hour workshops will begin at 2 p.m. and each is limited to 10 places. The cost is $40 per workshop.

For more information on the show and workshops call (631) 344-3846.

For more information on Rishell and Raines go to: or

The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

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