First Thursdays: Joe Bargar & The Soul Providers featuring Cheryl Aruda
Joe Bargar & The Soul Providers featuring Cheryl Aruda
Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions
The Sanctuary stage will be hosting a band of Boston music legends on the first Thursday of the month through June. In April, Cheryl Aruda will be the featured guest performer.
When Cheryl Aruda was a kid, she crooned into a breadstick in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen, and thus began her career entertaining the masses with music, humor, and give-it-all-you’ve-got energy. A “theater kid” and Berklee grad who honed her craft in dive bars, Cheryl fronts her own group, “Dirty Blonde,” and has been a featured vocalist with blues, soul, and jazz bands on stages throughout New England (for far longer than she cares to admit)! In addition to signature gravelicious vocals and tremendous bandmates, Cheryl’s live performances and her CD, Unrequited Love Songs, showcase her skills as songwriter/lyricist . . . and, on one CD tune, tuba player!
Joe Bargar is a veteran of the New England music scene. Having grown up in Providence, RI, Joe had the opportunity to appear with such legendary acts as Roomful of Blues, Scott Hamilton, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Living in New York City for decades, Joe played with performers including Sly &The Family Stone, Robbie Robertson, blues greats Otis Rush, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son Seals, and John Lee Hooker; and soul masters Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter, and Solomon Burke. He can also be heard on several recordings, including those by Diana Ross and “Late Show” bandleader Paul Shaeffer.
Joe Bargar (vocals, keyboard)
Bobby Gus Ledwell (guitar, vocals)
Eddie Scheer (drums,vocals)
Mark Poniatowski (bass, vocals)
Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm
Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out. Click here for a list of Maynard many fine restaurants.
Tickets: $12/advance, $15/door