As autumn comes rolling in, fight the blues by listening to some. The Long Island music scene is heating up in September with some noteworthy picks. Kick back, grub and listen to live music all month long.
Big Daddy’s, Massapequa
Steve Welner, who for many years has fronted the local Americana combo The WellDiggers, makes his debut as a solo artist at this popular Cajun eatery. He is set to perform a wide selection of well-crafted WellDiggers material along with selections from his new release, Sweet Simple Life.
Thai Rock, Far Rockaway
This veteran roadhouse combo (also a 2014 NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee) brings its unique blend of Americana blues rock to this eclectic Thai restaurant.
The Lounge, The Space at Westbury
A small venue made for local talent, The Lounge presents this fresh sounding combo, fronted by New York songwriter and painter Lee J. Diamond. Expect an evening of experimental “post pop” songs that capture the tenor of our times.
23rd–Wes Houston Trio
BACCA Arts Center, Lindenhurst
Wes Houston has been one of the bright lights on the Long Island music scene since the 60s. He’s known for his outstanding 70s combo, The All-Star Space Band, which played a heady mix of country, jazz and rock. These days, Wes performs in a trio setting which channels a warm Americana roots vibe. Don’t miss this special show in an intimate venue.
Jack’s Waterfall, Miles to Dayton, Kerry Kearney Band
A collective of three popular local bands come together in support of local workshops that enrich the lives of Long Island kids with the art of music making. It’s worth noting that all of the bands will be performing as one ensemble and will support each other’s songs throughout the show which I’m sure will create some unique musical situations.