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Blues & Roots Brunch: Andrew Wheeler & Donna Tritico
January 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmDonation
The Upper Room presents; Blues & Roots Brunch w/ Andrew Wheeler & Donna Tritico
The Blues & Roots Brunch is a musical brunch on the 2nd Sunday of every month located at The Upper Room in the Pearl Street Pub (59-61 North Pearl Street, Albany NY 12207). The Blues & Roots Brunch will feature some of the area’s best local blues artists along with a brunch buffet of varying breakfast and lunch items. 11am-2pm. For more detailed menu information call us at 518-694-3102
Andrew Wheeler hails from Albany, NY, and has been researching and playing blues and roots music for over 20 years. He has performed in all types of settings from large city/town stages to cafes and bistros. Wheeler is currently enrolled in the Berklee School of Music online, and has earned the first of three certificates in guitar. He was also the 2015 solo blues winner of the Capital Region Blues Network Blues Showdown, and played two engagements in January 2016 on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. His goal is to pay homage to often-overlooked blues originators while passionately crafting new, meaningful forms of expression that he hopes will touch your soul. Wheeler also stays busy with his Blues Journey, an interactive blues performance and lecture. He holds a BA and an MA in history. Andrew is a 2016 Patty Larkin Scholarship Award Winner at Berklee College Online.
Donna Marie Tritico is a native of Albany, NY. She has sung at such venues as The Egg, Upstate Concert Hall, Alive at Five and Rocking on the River. Donna is a respected teacher and troupe director of Middle Eastern Dance (www.bellydancealbany.weebly.com). She had the pleasure of dancing for rock music legend Sting when he performed with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.