Cuvée Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant, located at 236 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is proud to announce a special one-night only, free to the public performance by acclaimed harmonica and cowboy blues master Gary Allegretto with special guest Johnny Never on Thursday, May 16th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
Blues Revue Magazine has raved, "Gary Allegretto is one of the best harp players you'll hear" and "one of the classiest acts in the music business today… taking the time to craft music noted not only for its quality but for its authenticity”.
The internationally touring, Los Angeles - based bluesman’s critically acclaimed music and songwriting has been considered for two Grammy Award nominations, topped the Blues and Roots radio charts, and been featured on the soundtracks of major motion pictures from Disney to Johnny Depp. Allegretto delivers far more than "them same old blues” and his latest release “Blues on the Trail” is a riveting acoustic ride uniquely explores the connection between the Blues and Cowboy music.
It reached the #1 spot on the Western music radio charts, has received rave reviews from music critics, and earned 10 music award nominations. Living Blues Magazine calls Allegretto’s latest work “kind of Zane Grey filtered through Robert Johnson - a fantastical campfire serenade for restless souls who can only dream about the trail coming to its end.” Catch a Gary Allegretto performance and you’ll see why he’s a recipient of a prestigious Will Rogers Award - one of the Blues Foundation’s highest honors - the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award”.
Allegretto is also a renowned Blues educator and recipient of the Blues Foundation's prestigious 2011 KBA Award in education. His peerless children's programs have taught thousands of kids worldwide to both learn about and play songs on the harmonica with lightning speed, elevating not only their knowledge - but also confidence and self-esteem.
While in southern Delaware, he will be teaching harmonica and providing an assembly performance at the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School. A virtual humanitarian with a harmonica, Gary is also the founder and director of Harmonikids which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that provides music therapy with harmonicas and lessons to special needs children internationally.
Cuvée Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant owner Ray Kurz said that Gary Allegretto’s performance on May 16th is a “perfect example of what we offer our patrons – amazing live music enjoyed in a classy yet casual, intimate atmosphere with the added bonus of our phenomenal menu offerings and of course – our outstanding wine selection.” “Gary Allegretto's shows often sell out when he performs around the country. The fact that we are fortunate enough to be able to have him perform here free of charge is a rare treat for any fan of live blues,” he added.
Famed Rehoboth based jazz and blues aficionado Sydney Arzt, who books the talent at Cuvée Ray, is thrilled by Gary’s upcoming show. “I invited Gary to perform several years ago at the old Sydney’s just before it closed, and I have also arranged school performances by Gary over the last few years at some Cape Schools. The students absolutely loved him! He is such and engaging and talented person – we’re so excited about this show. I highly recommend folks show up early because he can pack a house and for good reason,” she said.
Gary Allegretto will perform (with special guest Johnny Never) at Cuvée Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant on Thursday, May 16th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. This performance is free of charge.
Contact Cuvée Ray Wine Bar & Restaurant at (302) 567-2942 or General Manager Rob Bagley at email@example.com for more information.
For more information about Cuvée Ray and additional upcoming events and specials, visit their website at www.cuveeray.com. Also, visit and like the Cuvée Ray Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CuveeRayRehoboth.
More information about musician Gary Allegretto online at www.garyallegretto.com
Located at 236 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, DE., Cuvée Ray is the relaxed upscale wine bar and restaurant in downtown Rehoboth that celebrates wines from around the world, great music, and inspired food. Offering over 170 wines by the glass, Cuvée Ray is a place for the casual wine lover and the experienced aficionado serving wines that are both exceptional and accessible.
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