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Fri • August 12, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

An Evening With Mark Naftalin

Hook and Ladder Mission Room
Tickets FREE
Minnesota Blues Society and KFAI 90.3 FM Present An Evening With Mark Naftalin Friday, August 12, 2022 at The Mission Room Doors 4:30pm :: Music 5:00pm :: 21+ Free Concert


The mission room at The Hook and Ladder Theater

  • Doors 4:30pm
  • Music 5:00pm
  • 21+

*Does not include fees

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An Evening With Mark Naftalin

Musician, bandleader, producer and radio host Mark Naftalin earned international renown among blues fans in the 1960s as the original keyboardist in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, with whom he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. 
Over a career of more than 50 years, he has recorded and concertized with some of the top names in blues: John Lee Hooker • Etta James • Percy Mayfield • Michael Bloomfield • Charlie Musselwhite • Duane Allman • Tracy Nelson • Big Joe Turner • Lowell Fulson • Buddy Guy • New Riders of the Purple Sage • Paul Butterfield • John Hammond • Jorma Kaukonen  • Brownie McGhee • Otis Rush • James Cotton and many more. 
On the pop side of the spectrum, his piano credits include Brewer & Shipley’s top-ten hit single “One Toke Over The Line” and Van Morrison’s classic album “St. Domenic’s Preview.” 
In the radio world, Naftalin produced and hosted over 1,300 shows on three FM stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including “Mark Naftalin’s Blues Power Hour” (a record show) and live broadcasts from “Mark Naftalin’s Blue Monday Party.” 
His current broadcast, “The Mark Naftalin Show,”——now in its seventh year on WPKN-FM Bridgeport, Connecticut——airs on the second Wednesday of each month (4 to 7 p.m. Eastern) and streams worldwide on wpkn.org
Naftalin has been the Associate Producer of the Blues Afternoon at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and has produced over thirty Blues Festivals, over 200 “Blue Monday Party” blues shows, and many nightclub revues. 
“Over the years Naftalin [has] fused the best of blues influences from every era…As dedicated as ever to tradition, but forward-looking in his rhythmic drive and harmonic imagination, he remains one of the most vital bluesmen of his generation.” 
——David Whiteis, Chicago Reader


Fri • August 12, 2022
4:30 pm
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Hook and Ladder Mission Room
3010 Minnehaha
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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