A Night of Blues starring Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen

Southern Vermont College presents a night of blues starring Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen at the Laumeister Art Center on February 9th at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm

Bob Stannard is an eighth generational Vermonter, who’s been playing and singing the blues since 1969 when he quit playing the drums and took up the harmonica. A self-taught blues harmonica player and singer now endorsed by SEYDEL Harmonicas of Germany, Mr. Stannard has enjoyed playing for a variety of audiences around the world.

Mr. Stannard has played with numerous musicians throughout the world including Sandra Wright of Nashville and the late Big Joe Burrell; formerly of the BB King band. He has also played with Rick Redington, Duane Carleton. He had Dennis Wilmott, Tommy Buckley, Jason Corbiere and Nick Sherman and Bill Carruth join him on one of his albums, which also included guest appearances from Grammy and W.C. Handy award winning pianist, DAVID MAXWELL and west coast harmonica virtuoso, MARK HUMMEL.

Mr. Stannard has joined BB King on stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. When world famous author, Stephen King, visited Manchester, Stannard convinced him to don a Gibson Special Issue guitar and sit in with the band. Mr. Stannard has also opened for and/or played with Blues legends, John Hammond, Chris Smither, Maria Muldaur, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lynard Skynard, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi and Issac Hayes. He has also appeared on stage with the amazing David “Honey Boy” Edwards. In April of ’09, Bob was invited on stage to join his all-time idol, Charlie Musselwhite for a killer rendition of “Movin’ and Grovin'”

$30VIP - Preferred Seating, Access to VIP lounge (w/ cash bar & hors d'oeuvres) and a pre-show performance. Lounge opens at 6PM. ($35 at the door)

$20 General Admission ( $25 at the door)

Proceeds Benefit Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless