Acts booked for this 40th anniversary celebration and zero-carbon fundraiser include the Blues Magoos, Hubert Sumlin and band, Ellen McIlwaine and Marc Black.
8 to 8:30 Marc Black
8:30 to 9:30 Ellen McIlwaine
9:45 to 11:00 Hubert Sumlin and band
11:15 to 12:15 The Blues Magoos
12:30+ Jamming with additional bands and musicians
The Blues Magoos opened nationally for The Who in 1967 and charted at #5 on Billboard with “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet.” Their album, “Psychedelic Lollipop,” was released in the late sixties. In 1968 they appeared at Woodstock Sound-Outs, and these days they continue to perform in the New York area. In a recent show they played at The Fillmore in New York City with The Zombies.
Hubert Sumlin is best known for his work as a sideman for Howlin' Wolf on such sixties songs as "Killing Floor" and "Wang Dang Doodle." He is cited as a major influence by such seminal musicians as Robbie Robertson, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. In 2009 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Ellen McIlwaine is a slide guitar legend and has a big voice to match. In the sixties she played the Woodstock Sound-Outs with her band Fear Itself and after recording a string of albums for Polydor she developed a cult following. She has worked with such fellow musicians as Jack Bruce, Roy Buchanan and John McLaughlin. She is a regular on the Canadian Blues Festival circuit and is making a rare U.S. appearance.
Marc Black has been in the Woodstock area since 1969. Over the years Black has collaborated with such musicians as Warren Bernhardt, Steve Gadd, Art Garfunkel, John Sebastian, Garth Hudson and Richie Havens. He is now a Woodstock poet and troubadour with his own group, the Marc Black Band. In this show he will perform as a solo act.
Part of the proceeds from the concert will fund Woodstock’s Zero-Carbon Initiative, passed in 2007. The Clearwater solar trailer has been retained by the concert’s producers and will power the soundstage. Larry Brown of Sun Mountain Solar has agreed to act as the show’s on-site solar technician.