This concert has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Since 1992 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have been hailed as one of the world’s best blues duos. The musical pairing of Paul Rishell and Annie Raines has been likened to a match made in Blues Heaven following in the footsteps of virtuosic duos like Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters and Little Walter, and Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy.
They have recorded 6 albums together, including Moving to the Country, the W.C. Handy Award Winner for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year, and received multiple nominations for Blues Music Awards.
Paul and Annie have appeared on the cover of Blues Revue and performed on international radio and TV shows including A Prairie Home Companion, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and PBS’s Arthur.
They have performed and recorded with John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins, and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Charles, Asleep at the Wheel, Leon Russell, Little Feat and Dr. John.
Touring internationally at festivals, clubs, and concert halls, and teaching workshops and seminars, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have earned loyal fans around the globe.
“W.C. Handy Award winners Rishell & Raines are rousing interpreters of country blues, the original acoustic style that gave birth to electric blues, R&B, and rock. While their guitar, harmonica, and vocals are roiling, muscular, and masterful, their shows are down home-friendly and fun-loving.” – Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
“…Rishell is a master of country/blues styles, particularly slide played on a National steel guitar. Raines, a rare female ace blues harmonica blower, shows that she is as strong an acoustic country harp accompanist as she is a harder-edged, electrified Chicago-style lead player à la the great Little Walter…” – Billboard