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October 24, 2013

Blues Concert

EXETER - The seacoast’s own Grammy-nominated Mighty Sam McClain is once again scheduled to perform on Sat., October 26, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the continuing Arts on Elm Street concert series in the Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, 12 Elm Street Exeter.

In this intimate setting, Mighty Sam performs acoustically with his guitar player/band director, Pat Herlehy and keyboard player Joe Deleault. Mighty Sam has gained recognition as an authentic voice in the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and soul. Over the decades, Mighty Sam has continued to wow audiences with his powerful and soulful voice and his messages of peace, love, joy, and gratitude. Sam’s next release due out in 2014 is “Undiscovered-Diamond in the Rough” which features Sam’s strong vocals accompanied by his guitar sideman, Pat Herlehy, on acoustic guitar. Tunes include “Southern Land”, My Everything”, and “Holy Ghost Fever”. Please visit for more information on Might Sam’s biography, recordings and music collaborations with national and international musicians.

Opening for Mighty Sam McClain are the Chicago blues influenced The Peacemongers featuring vocalist Barbara Benham and Wayne Benham on harmonica, Larry Lusignan on guitar, Mike “Squid” Rush on bass, and John Loud on drums. As part of Wayne’s music career, he made it to the finals in the Boston Battle of the Bands competition as the harp player for TC and the Benders.

Suggested donation for the concert is $25.00 for adults/$20.00 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets are available at Exeter Music and The Water Street Bookstore or at the door. For more information, phone: 642-4648 or e-mail:

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