Blues at Bethel Woods
featuring performances by Myles Mancuso, The Chris O’Leary Band, & Midnight Slim Revival
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ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Myles Mancuso - At the age of nine Myles was affectionately referred to as "Mojo" in a newspaper article about him. Now 20 years old, Myles is a nationally recognized prodigy who fronts his own band, singing and playing guitar and keyboards. Noted by True Fire as one of the Top 10 Guitar Prodigies in the World, Myles has been preforming professionally for audiences since the age of 10.
He has performed on some of the top stages in New York City… BB King’s in Times Square, The Cutting Room, Tera Blues, The Iridium Jazz Club, The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, and others. His band has opened for major national acts such as Levon Helm, Buddy Guy, and Derek Trucks. He continues to perform to large audiences at music clubs, gala events, festivals and other venues.
Sid Bernstein (best known as the promoter who brought Beatles to America) said in an interview while promoting a show that featured Myles in NYC; "Myles is a bonafide prodigy that will thrill and captivate an audience.” Les Paul (guitar legend) said after playing with Myles at the Iridium Jazz Club in Times Square, "He reminds me of myself when I was a young boy.” Levon Helm (Grammy® winner & legendary drummer of The Band), who Myles has performed with often… says "He may be a boy, but he sure plays like a man.”
Myles' story was nominated for a 2012 Emmy and won a 2012 Cable Telly Award. In 2012 he was awarded for his outstanding musicianship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston Ma.. His band has performed at festivals such as Mountain Jam, The Sarasota Blues Fest ,The NY State Blues Fest, and Gathering of the Vibes.
His show transcends age and musical preferences, described as “Rockin’ Rhythm & Soul”…an updated Funk/Rock twist on a traditional American sound. Myles just released his latest CD under the name Myles Arthur. The CD titled Truth features Myles playing all instruments (15 Tracks), is mostly original music including some covers (Bill Withers "Kissing My Love,” Ray Charles "I Got A Woman.” Hiram Bullock's "Angelina.”)
The Chris O’Leary Band - Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy® award-winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: legendary Rolling Stones’ sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton to name just a few. Chris has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin, among others.
The Chris O’Leary Band’s debut CD Mr. Used to Be won the 2011 Best New Artist Debut CD Blues Blast Award and was nominated for best new artist debut at the 2011 American Blues Music Awards.
The regular members of the band include: Chris Vitarello – guitar, Matt Raymond – bass, Chris DiFrancesco – baritone sax, Andy Stahl – tenor sax, and Jason Devlin – drums.
Midnight Slim Revival - Midnight Slim became known as the house band for Imus In The Morning during the years on WFAN Radio, NY and MSNBC TV. In 2005, Fred joined the Levon Helm Band, resulting in the CD/DVD : Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol 1 and eventually becoming the opening act at the " Midnight Ramble" with Little Sammy Davis at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY where Fred played guitar alongside, Hubert Sumlin, Garth Hudson and Donald Fagan to name a few. Fred and his band have opened shows for Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Otis Rush and Solomon Burke. He has played guitar with Tom Jones, Harvey Brooks, Gavin DeGraw, Joey DeGraw and Delbert McClinton. Fred has also recorded with Buddy Miles, Harvey Brooks and Garth Hudson to name but a few.