250 State Street
New Haven, CT 6511
9:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
Supporting Acts: Paul Gabriel Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
Singer and harp man Sugar Ray Norcia's career kicked into high gear in 1979, when he formed the original Sugar Ray & the Bluetones with guitar giant Ronnie Earl. Norcia has appeared on nearly 50 albums including discs with the Bluetones, Otis Grand, Ann Peebles, Michelle Willson, Sax Gordon, Duke Robillard, and his 1999 Best Traditional Blues Grammy-nominated collaboration with fellow harmonica virtuosos James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite and Billy Branch called SUPERHARPS. Today Norcia's elan and robust tone makes his voice one of the most distinctive, well-defined and recognizable instruments in modern blues.