Friday, July 9, 2010

Valley guitar legend Al Fuller back in town from Florida for a gig with Stewart James at The Basement this Saturday

Listen to "Crazy About You Baby" while you read. Entertainer, Guitar, Harmonica, Singer,’s what Al Fuller lists as his occupation on his business card. But it doesn’t tell you what dynamic quality entertainment, singing and guitar playing Al Fuller can deliver.

Al was raised in the musically lush Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley. I remember him playing every Monday at Sheehan's with the Kenny Johnson Band back in the 80s. I think I do anyway. (Kenny sadly passed at 53 in 2005.)

With all the warmth of a tropical August night at his home in Sarasota, Florida, Al Fuller brings his special style of music to every performance. Smooth, fluid guitar playing with an easy, sensitive sound that can soothe and sparkle, or hard hitting blues sounds that speak of nights in dark, smokey places. His renditions of musical favorites range from lighthearted island songs to folk tunes, and of course The Blues. Al's friendly, outgoing personality wraps his listeners within his performances, while he spins tunes of happiness, love, loss and the gamut of human emotions.

A Veteran Performer, Fuller has performed for troops in Vietnam, in clubs and concerts in England, Spain, and in the U.S. in California, Colorado, Seattle and the east coast from Key West Florida to Bar Harbor, Maine.

Local blues harpist and vocalist supreme Stewart James (above) will perform with Al and who knows who else might stop by. The show is FREE (tip jar) this Saturday, July 1oth at The Basement, 21 Center Street in Northampton from 8-10. Start your Saturday night right in Northampton with All Fuller and Stewart James. MORE INFO HERE.

His early albums are now on CD. You can also buy Al Fuller's latest blues CD, "In The Back Of My Mind". Get Fuller-ized with Al's newest solo music here.

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