The first “Augusta Ramble” Concert, will be held Saturday, October 19th at the Harmonie Verein, 5333 Hackman Rd., Augusta. This will be the first in a series of monthly concerts, and it will feature St. Louis blues musician Tom Hall. The concert starts at 7 p.m. with Augusta guitarist Paul Ovaitt followed by two hours of Tom Hall.
Tom Hall has been the undisputed occupant of “first chair” in every band he’s played in, whether it’s the Geyer Street Sheiks, River City Rhythm, The Illusions, The Fighting Molly McGuires or any of the others. Tom’s playing has brought him acclaim from appearances on National Public Radio’s “Good Evening America” with Noah Adams to the stages he’s shared with The Neville Brothers, Count Basie, Lightin’ Hopkins, Albert King, Guy Clark and many others. He currently plays solo and as a duo with Charlie Pfeiffer.
His solo CD “Right Down There on Lee Street” was released independently in 2006. His numerous awards include: Best Folk Band, Best Solo Artist and most recently, Critic’s Choice for Best Acoustic Guitarist In St. Louis by the Riverfront Times. He is also the youngest musician listed by the Missouri Historical Society as one of the best of Missouri’s blues performers…or at least they put that poster with his name on it in one of their museum displays. For more info. visit www.tomhallmusic.com.
Admission to the concert is $10 per person. Beer, wine and limited snacks will be available for sale during the concert.