Tom Principato has spent the last 40+ years as a guitarist and singer based in his hometown of Washington, D.C. In the 1970's, Tom was leader of the legendary band Powerhouse, an East Coast phenomenon whose album "Night Life" was met with critical acclaim. Tom also did a one year stint with Geoff Muldaur and recorded an album "I Ain't Drunk" (Hannibal/Island Records 1980) with the band Geoff Muldaur and His Bad Feet, members of which included Andy Stein (Asleep At The Wheel), Mark Kazanoff (Earl King) and Sarah Brown (Lou Ann Barton).
Starting at 6pm
The Healing Blues Project
The Healing Blues Project project invites people that are experiencing need such as homelessness, income inequality, PTSD or abuse, to tell a story of their challenges to participating blues musicians. Blues musicians will collaborate with the storyteller to write and perform a song that will be included in The Healing Blues Project album crediting both the collaborators with the creation of the song. The healing process of talking about and memorializing one’s struggle in living music permeates this project as it has permeated The Blues since the beginning of the genre.
The Healing Blues Project will work to bring musicians and storytellers together, facilitate the recording of the songs and organize a concert that will raise money to benefit the IRC (Interactive Resource Center) located in Downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.