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BLACK 47 St. Patrick's Day Shows

03/17/12

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) Map

212-997-4144

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In 1993, Black 47 changed Irish-American music irrevocably when it burst onto MTV with its hit single, "Funky Ceili." Taking its name from the darkest year of the Irish Potato Famine, the band's music, though often based on traditional melodies, is laced with rock, reggae, hip-hop, New Orleans second line, and modern jazz, while songwriter Larry Kirwan uses influences as varied as Yeats, Joyce, and Dylan to fashion his dramatic, cutting-edge lyrics. Long involved in the Irish Civil Rights Movement, Kirwin formed Black 47 in 1989 to give voice to ideas of freedom and cultural renewal. Through years of relentless touring, Black 47's signature eclectic sound, socially conscious lyrics, and exciting concerts have paved the way for other Irish influenced bands such as Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys. After 2008's Iraq and 2010's Bankers & Gangsters, the band is currently celebrating its 21st year on the road with its latest compilation CD, Funky Ceili - The Party Songs, released in February 2011.

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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Upcoming Events at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume Beatles Brunch with Strawberry Fields - 02/25/17

Cameo Feat. Larry Blackmon W/ Dj Mitch - 02/25/17

A Decade of Soul Classic Soul & Motown Revue - 02/25/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 02/26/17

Corky Laing Plays Mountain & Kofi Baker Plays Cream - 02/26/17

A Decade of Soul Classic Soul & Motown Revue - 02/26/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 02/26/17

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - 02/27/17

Jon Paris - 02/27/17

5th Annual 'Funky Fat Tuesday' Celebration W/ George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Mardi Gras Madness Tour - 02/28/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars Feat. the Harlem Blues Project - 02/28/17

David Cassidy - 03/04/17

Larry Kirwan (Black 47) and Friends - 03/17/17

Buddy Guy - 05/19/17 - 05/20/17

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