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Vincent Hayes – September 14 – Black Box

September 14, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Vincent Hayes returns to the Dogwood Center Black Box on September 14!  Nominated by the Blues Foundation for the prestigious 2011 Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut” for their internationally successful debut CD, “Reclamation”, the West Michigan-based group has carved a rapidly growing reputation as one of the favorite roots and blues bands around.

Driven by Hayes dynamic, sensitive guitar work and one of the most powerful rhythm sections in the modern blues industry, the four piece band’s performances are dominated by grooving rhythms, stinging guitar, memorable songs, and lively, show stopping musicianship.

It has been a busy summer for Vincent Hayes.  Most recently he and his band (formerly known as The Vincent Hayes Project), were honored with an invitation to warm up the stage for the “King of the Blues” himself, BB King, at FrederikMeijerGardens in Grand Rapids. Just a few weeks later they found themselves in their first official “headliner” slot on a triple bill with blues legend Buddy Guy, and blues/rock hero Jonny Lang at the 2013 Coast West Festival, where they quickly gained the favor of the crowd of 9,000 rock and blues fans.

With a new CD, “The Grind”, just released in late August, Hayes and his stellar rhythm section showcase their evolution as a songwriter and a guitar force to be reckoned with. There are eight new Hayes originals on “The Grind”, in addition to an interpretation of “Inner City Blues”, the 1971 classic by Marvin Gaye, and the moody and dark “Not Tonight”, a collaborative song penned by West Michigan singer/songwriter Joel Toppen, and arranged by Hayes and the band.

In February 2011, Vincent and the band swept the WYCE Jammie Awards by winning four Jammies in the categories of “Album of the Year, Best Blues Album, Best New Artist, and Producer of the Year (Glenn Brown)”, before receiving two 2011 Blues Blast Award Nominations for “Best New Artist and the Sean Costello Rising Star Award.”  The CD “Reclamation was” additionally voted as one of the top 100 Blues CD’s of 2010-2011 by Real Blues magazine, and Vincent also appeared on the cover of the March 2012 issue of France’s Blues & Co. magazine.

The Saturday, September 14 performance begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets ($12.50) are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The DogwoodCenter is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.   Click here to purchase tickets now!


September 14, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dogwood Center for Performing Arts
4734 S. Campus Court
Fremont, MI 49412 United States
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