October 21, 2009
UPTON, NY — A Band Called Sam, a band carrying on the legacy of the late Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Saturday, November 14, at 8 p.m. in the Berkner auditorium. Sponsored by the BNL Music Club, the event is open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.
Taylor, a well-known blues singer and songwriter, died in 2009 at the age of 74. He originally hailed from Tucson, Arizona, but called Long Island home for the last ten years of his life, performing in venues around Long Island and the Big Apple. Taylor, who frequently sported his signature sailor’s cap, performed with legendary musicians such as Otis Redding, T-Bone Walker, Little Johnny Taylor and Big Joe Turner.
Members of the band include Sandra Taylor and LAW, the daughter and grandson of the late Sam Taylor, and long-time Sam Taylor bandmates, Mario Staiano on drums, “FL” on keys, Gary Grob on bass, together with Bobby Nathan on guitar, and Big Al on saxophone. To honor the legendary Sam Taylor, the band performs the songs and sounds of the late blues artist.
Tickets for the show are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Tickets may be purchased through www.ticketweb.com or at the door. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For more information call 631 344-3846.
Watch a video of the band performing “My Name is Sam” at the 2009 Riverhead Blues Festival.
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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