Boston University College of Fine Arts presents “Words of Caution” Blues Concert with Blues Legend Lou Pride Thursday, October 2, 8:00pm

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
September 24th, 2008

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

(Boston) – Voted “Most Outstanding Blues Recording Artist” by Living Blues Magazine, and named “one of the blues’ best-kept secrets” (All Music Guide), singer Lou Pride comes to Boston University from the Windy City for one show only at BU Central on Thursday, October 2, at 8:00pm. This will be Lou Pride’s third visit to Boston University.

Like the singers he’s often compared to – Bobby Bland, Z.Z. Hill, Little Milton, Robert Cray, and Al Green – Lou Pride combines a solid blues storytelling demeanor with a classic soul delivery. In addition, Pride will be backed up once again by the Rooster Blues Band, led by guitarist and Professor of Music at Boston University Victor Coelho, and includes Tom Knowles, from the band of the late, great blues legend, Long John Baldry, and acclaimed Berklee College of Music drummer Larry Finn. The Rooster Blues Band is now on its sixth tour with Pride and just returned from summer festivals with blues legend Savoy Brown and the inextinguishable Canned Heat.

This concert is presented as part of an ongoing initiative from the Department of Musicology to make diverse musical styles easily accessible to BU students.

“Words of Caution” Blues Concert

Featuring Blues legend Lou Pride with the Rooster Blues Band

Thursday, October 2, 8:00pm

BU Central
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
T Green Line “B” Train, BU Central stop

Tickets: $5 general public; Free with a BU ID. Tickets available at the door

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHIES

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

The Boston University School of Music at the College of Fine Arts, founded in 1872, is the oldest degree-granting music program in the United States. The character of the School is shaped by its position at the center of a major university situated in the heart of Boston, a city that takes learning and music seriously. The School is committed to integrating professional training and the study of the liberal arts for undergraduate students. At the graduate level, students participate in a rich intellectual and artistic environment, vital for professional development. Alumni and faculty are members of major symphony orchestras, opera companies, prestigious ensembles, and educational institutions throughout the world.

The Boston University Department of Musicology, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences, uses conferences, workshops, new course offerings, and special events to demonstrate the relevance of musicology to the larger sectors of both the University and the greater Boston community. In addition to courses in the Western Classical tradition, the department offers courses in the history of jazz, popular and rock music, worldbeat, and ethnomusicology.

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To request press tickets, high resolution photos, or additional information, please contact either:
Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or jeanconn@bu.edu
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or emcarr@bu.edu

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