Paul Rishell and Annie Raines are bidding a fond farewell to their old stomping grounds, Johnny D's in Somerville, which is closing early next year.
Their newest project, MOJO RODEO, features these veterans of Boston’s music scene joined by old friends Chris Rival and Mike Avery and newcomers from Berklee College of Music’s Country Blues and Roots programs, including bassist/vocalist Brad Bensko and guitarist/vocalist Sarah “Lady” Rogo, along with folk soprano Christie Flemming, reimagining blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk country, classic oldies and choice originals. With tight vocal harmonies and a melding of old and new, they transform the street corner duo into a jubilee.
"While their guitar, harmonica, and vocals are roiling, muscular, and masterful, their shows are down home- friendly and fun-loving." - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
OPENING ACT: LADY ROGO
Sarah Rogo is a performer, award winning songwriter, Yoga Teacher, and Spiritual Activist. Influenced by Country Blues, American roots, Buddhist philosophy, and healing practices, she crosses old genres with a young fire. Full of surprises and chock full of charm! Her debut CD, “I Will Give” comes out November 14. http://www.ladyrogo.com