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Posted on: May 7, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Front Porch Music Series Features Tim Morgan and the Mojo Brothers May 21

Tim Morgan and the Mojo Brothers bring their signature blues sound to the Hampton History Museum’s Front Porch Music Series on Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tim Morgan & the Mojo Brothers is a low-down, funky, house-rocking blues band that features the vocals, guitar, slide, and mandolin playing of Tim Morgan, an award winning songwriter and performer from Newport News, VA. With a slide guitar style that is influenced by Muddy Waters, Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, and Hound Dog Taylor, Morgan updates such classics as “Stop Breaking Down,” “Long Distance Call,” and “Thrill is Gone” to make them fresh for a new audience while remaining true to their original spirit.

Morgan’s diverse influences lead him to combine elements of Blues, Soul, Creole, Rock, and Jazz into his own musical gumbo. He presents slide guitar workshops for the Natchel' Blues Network (a regional Blues preservation organization) and takes the music into the public school system through his “Blues in Schools” program.

Joining Morgan are the Mojo Brothers , featuring Mark Hopkins on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, Darren Simons on drums, and Bob Albergotti on harmonica. Hopkins is an award-winning blues guitarist and member of Blues Empacts. Holland is an original member of the band whose tenure dates back to 1995. Simons is a veteran of the local music scene and is considered by many to be among the area's finest drummers. Albergotti joined the band in 2000 after logging three years with regional favorites, the Blues Empacts. His driving harp style lends a distinctly Chicago flavor to the band. The group performs swinging numbers like “Every Day I Have the Blues” and “I Got to Love Somebody,” down home classics like “Little Red Rooster” and “Wang Dang Doodle,” and rocked up versions of “Shake Your Money Maker” and “Stop Breaking Down.”

On the third Wednesday of each month, the Hampton History Museum’s Front Porch Music Series presents different genres and of music that have shaped the American soundscape and influenced talent in Hampton Roads’ vibrant music scene. Admission is free to museum members, $5.00 for non-members.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

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