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Lynn Blue w/ a special opening set by Miss Vicious

Thursday, 16 May
08:00 PM


Lynn Blue Band, with Dave Portocarrero on guitar and vocals, Jim Nanos on bass and vocals, and Bob Golden on drums, plays classic rock, folk rock, blues, alternative and original music all over the East End of Long Island and the Hamptons. You can find this popular Hamptons band at The Montauket, Muse, Gurney’s, and The Clam and Chowder House at Salivars in Montauk, at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, at Wolffer Vineyard in Bridgehampton, The Club House in East Hampton, Southampton’s SeptemberFest, Hotel Fish in Hampton Bays, The Rams Head on Shelter Island and Claudio’s on the North Fork. The Lynn Blue Band plays Hamptons parties, weddings, birthdays, and charity events and is available to provide music for private events from Montauk to Manhattan.

The Lynn Blue Band is fortunate to mix it up and play with some of the most talented keyboard/piano, guitar players, bass players and percussionists on the East End. Covering the Beatles, Pretenders, Bob Dylan, Stones, Joan Osborne, Arthea, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Aretha, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Elvis Costello, Beck and what ever else strikes their fancy, the band has a great following, and tailors set lists to whatever vibe works – “acoustic sunset to sweaty dance party.” A singer/songwriter, Lynn Blue and the band also write and perform original music that has been featured on WLNG, WLIW and WEHM.

Lynn Blue has been singing since day one. Really. She came out of the womb looking for a microphone. At age nineteen she went on a small regional tour with Godspell, out of Atlanta, and in the 1990s she was in a band in NYC called Modesty Blaze, playing East Village dives like Spiral and Arlene Grocery. As an advertising copywriter at Young & Rubicam and Wells, Rich Greene, Lynn wrote jingles for M&Ms, Pringles, KFC, Johnson & Johnson, and more.

After moving to Montauk, she started singing again and performed at an on the air at Guild Hall Concert, at producer Cynthia Daniel's invitation. There, she connected with talented musicians including Joe Delia, Randolph Hudson and Klyph Black. Lynn Blue Band is fortunate to play with Long Islands best keyboardists, drummers, bass players and horns.

Dave Portocarrero has been playing guitar on Long Island for over 30 years. Influenced by a wide variety of music especially rock, progressive, and jazz, he owns a recording studio and also plays bass guitar and drums.

Jim “the Rev” Nanos grew up listening to and playing music. His mom played guitar, mostly cowboy ballads. She taught him his first two chords at age nine. He picked up a banjo and taught himself Kingston Trio tunes and other folk music, and as part of a duo, opened for Judy Collins at age 13. He moved over to rock music playing electric guitar and bass, played in high school bands and moved to LA where he worked with producer Gary Usher. (Birds, Beach Boys.) He produced the first records for LA punk band X and played with the Billy Zoom band. He returned to NY in 1989 and has played with countless local bands ever since.

We’re not sure if Bobby Golden actually sleeps. He writes, produces and performs music all the time. He’s worked for television shows like Nick Jr., Sesame Street and HBO, writes music for the John Oliver show, has scored many of Michael Moore’s films and did the music for the cult hit Insomniac with Dave Attell. A touring member of the Laurie Berkner Band, Bob is also an accomplished ceramicist and a passionate surfer. His latest obsession: the Oculus. Lynn Blue Band is grateful this talented drummer squeezes us in and brings his steady beat and positive energy to so many of our shows.

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