EXETER – The seacoast’s Grammy-nominated Mighty Sam McClain will perform on Sat., October 20, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the continuing Arts on Elm Street concert series at the Exeter UU Church.
In this intimate setting, he performs acoustically with his guitar player/band director, Pat Herlehy, and his bass player Chad Owen on rhythm guitar. Mighty Sam’s career has developed over many years of paying his dues in the blues, soul, and rhythm and blues genres.
In the last decade, Sam has recorded many successful album projects including a CD called “Give US Your Poor” which focused on homelessness. He wrote and recorded a song on this project with Jon Bon Jovi titled, “Show Me The Way” and recorded with Natalie Merchant , also for this project, called “No Good Reason”. Other artists on this project included Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Seeger and Dan Zanes. Prior to this, perhaps his most notable song was “New Man in Town” which ran for 12 episodes on Fox TV’s “Ally McBeal”. Most recently, his recording titled, “Betcha Didn’t Know”, was nominated as the Blues/Soul Album of 2010 by The Blues Association. He also had a cameo appearance in his first film, singing the theme song, “Follow the Sun” for Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson’s (On Golden Pond) new film, “Time and Changes”.
Opening for Mighty Sam McClain are the Chicago blues influenced The Peacemongers, featuring vocalist Barbara Benham, Wayne Benham on harmonica, Dave Thompson on guitar, and Steve Devine on guitar.
The concert is at the Exeter UU Church Sanctuary at 12 Elm Street, Exeter. Suggested donation for the concert is $25.00 for adults, and $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: email@example.com.