On Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present blues great Chuck Lambert and his musicians. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
Guitarist and vocalist Chuck Lambert, drummer Jay Battle and bass player Coo Moe Jhee represent a commitment to expanding the range and scope of the Blues. This performance will incorporate the vitality and innovation of modern electric blues with the soul and depth of its traditional forms.
Lambert has played for such legends as John Lee Hooker, J.B. Hutto and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Most recently his band has been playing and singing the blues for crowds up and down the Jersey shore, Philadelphia, and NYC, and they have performed in venues as diverse as NJ PAC, the Count Basie Theatre and SOPAC, Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in downtown Westfield, the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, and at the Hanson Park Conservancy in Cranford.
They’ll play numbers like “The Invitation,” “Midnight in the Graveyard” and “Who’s Been Talkin.” According to Jerry Pashin of Upstage Magazine, “He transports you to another time, another place, where the blues reign supreme.”
The program is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Scotch Plains and Fanwood libraries participate.) To register for the program, visit www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908-789-4090 option 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library's hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.