Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Aug. 22: John Lee Hooker Celebration at Throckmorton Theater

Posted by on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM

If he were alive today, iconic bluesman John Lee Hooker would be 102. If he were still playing his Delta blues guitar and singing classics like “I’m in the Mood” and “Crawlin’ King Snake” and “Boom,” he might still be able to rock you into the sweet, soulful submission he had been for the better part of a century. While Hooker passed on to blues heaven in 2001, his music still resounds like his deep gravelly voice always used to. To continue on with his legacy and promote arts education for youth, Hooker family members started the John Lee Hooker Foundation, giving out grants to nonprofits in need. The Foundation hosts a night of classic blues in celebration of Hooker’s 102 birthday. Hooker’s Coast to Coast Blues Band, featuring Jimmy Dillon, Ollan Christopher and Gail Muldrow as well as Hooker’s own children Zakiya and Archie Hooker will smoke the stage on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the 142 Throckmorton Theater. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 6:45pm VIP reception, show starts at 8pm. $45–$100. 415.383.9600.Daniel Hirsch

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