Looking to fiddle around and enjoy some live blues on St. Patrick’s Day afternoon in Folsom?  Historic Folsom’s Powerhouse House may have just the event for you. The talented Tom Rigney is featured artist at the venue’s Sunday afternoon show, “Powerhouse of Blues.”

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Just by reading his music resume or reviews if you have never watched him perform, you’ll figure out that Rigney is one of the premier American Roots Music fiddle players around. His band–Tom Rigney and Flambeau specializes in blazing Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, boogie woogie piano, heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.  

Much of the repertoire is composed by Rigney, but they mix in some classics from the Cajun/New Orleans songbook. Along the way you may pick up a trace of Rigney’s Irish roots, or echoes of folk music styles–it just makes the musical gumbo that much tastier.  

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Flambeau showcases Rigney’s fiery, virtuoso fiddling, his charismatic stage presence, and his range and originality as a composer. He and Flambeau have forged a unique sound that blends American Roots styles into something original and HOT–mixing irresistible grooves with deep musicality and spectacular soloing. Rigney’s high-energy showmanship pulls the audience into his performances and makes them feel they are a part of the music and the show.

The Sunday show kicks off at 3 p.m. Tickets for the Powerhouse of Blues event are priced at $10 and are available for purchase online at www.powerhousepub.com or at the door on Sunday.For complete schedules and ticket information for all events, visit www.powerhousepub.com. Powerhouse Pub is situated at 614 Sutter Street in Folsom.

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