Son House Blues Night

Genesee Johnny - hosts Son House Night again on the final Thursday of each month in the Backroom Lounge at Record Archive - featuring a special guest each month, beer, wine and pizza on top of the live music!!!

We'd like to thank Johnny, the Son House Club of Rochester - and the local Blues community - the opportunity to continue the fine tradition of this event honoring the great Eddie James "Son" House Jr.

Son House was one of the original delta blues slide players who toured with and recorded at the same sessions with Charlie Patton and Willie Brown who influenced / taught Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Howlin Wolf only to quit music and disappear... He was found decades later living as an unknown here in Rochester, NY. He then would go on to record and tour internationally before old age and failing health forced his retirement.

About 10 years ago, Gordon Munding- started a blues jam to bring our community of musicians and blues lovers together and who better to dedicate such an event to than such a historically overlooked icon like Son House - a one time local musician himself playing coffee houses and bars in the area between tour dates.

When Gordon handed Genesee Johnny off the reins 3 years ago he did everything he could to not only keep it going but to build on what he started... 

"We've had our ups and downs experimenting with a few different things. Our last night at The Beale was very special without anyone knowing it - not only was it the last event before an unplanned break and a retool of sorts, but it was the enthusiasm and the turnout and the new and old faces that renewed my belief in this event and it's potential. I hope to see you all on the 16th. Andy is one of the best guitar pickers anyone's ever heard or seen up close and he's not coming all the way from Memphis Tennessee to play for nobody." Genesee Johnny.

5:00PM Record Archive
Rochester, NY