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Merrifield, VA, United States, 2009/04/09 - Blue Mountain and Sol present Pre-Gemini Fest Party in Roanoke VA on Saturday April 18. Funk and Roots globe trotter Sol performs with special guest appearances by members of the Alliens, Half Moon Band, Emily Brass Band and more.
“I’m looking forward to the shows in southwest Virginia: the Pre-Gemini Fest Party in April and Gemini Fest in June!” Sol stated on a phone interview. Sol is a full-time musician who performs funk, blues, reggae, rock and more while focusing on the roots of each style. Sol is recently back from a tour in Europe with rhythm and blues pioneers Chicago Bob, Albert White, Little Pink Anderson (Pink Sr inspired Pink Floyd), Dr Burt, and Adolphus Bell.
In anticipation for Blue Mountain’s Gemini Fest in June, Sol has expanded his Roanoke Virginia show at Awful Arthurs Towers into a Pre-Gemini Fest Party! Gemini Fest has been a great success the past few years, and focuses on the best Virginia based musical acts in the roots, reggae, blues, funk, and jam band styles.
On Saturday April 18, in Roanoke VA, Sol pulls together an all-star cast of musicians, backed by the core members of his own band, and including special appearances by members of the Alliens, Half Moon Band, Emily Brass Band, Lazy Man Dub Band, and more. This will be a celebration of funk, blues, rock, and reggae! “It is really a special occasion when you can bring together such a talented group of performers!” said Sol “I’m thankful for all the musicians willing to be a part of the Pre-Gemini Fest Party at Awful Arthurs, and for Blue Mountain’s help as well!”
Blue Mountain (bluemtnmusic.com) is nestled in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and hosts Gemini Fest, an artist friendly, family oriented event where creativity, music and art come together. Gemini Fest is on June 19 and 20, and will feature New York based reggae stars Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, funk and roots globe trotter Sol, and Virginia’s world music rockers the Alliens. Also representing the best in local Virginia talent will be Joe Washrag, Pickin Buds, Lazy Man Dub Band, Cabin Fever Collaboration, and Fatz.
Sol’s normal touring schedule carries him through out the Mid-Atlantic region regularly and he heads back to Europe in May for more blues and roots concerts. He has more shows closer to his home base Washington DC during April, May, and June.
Don’t miss the Pre-Gemini Fest Party featuring Sol and friends at Awful Arthurs!
Awful Arthurs Towers is located at: 2229 Colonial Avenue. Roanoke, VA. P: 540-777-0007