Baystock 2005 to Feature Red Hot Rockin’ Bands

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The Baystock 2005 will feature three red-hot, rockin' bands--all hard-working veterans of the music business, all critically acclaimed, all world class.

Portland Maine: Two-time Grammy Award winning blues/R&B vocalist Delbert McClinton, singer/songwriter/guitarist James McMurtry and Maine’s own multiple Grammy Award nominee Cindy Bullens will play at the Maine State Pier in Portland Maine from 6 to 10 p.m. on August 13th. All of the money raised will go to support the Jessie BC Fund, the primary fundraising charity for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Baystock 2005 is part of the Budweiser True Music series, is presented by WCLZ and is supported through the generous support of local companies such as Wright Express and ProSearch. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and can be ordered online through Porttix. http://www.porttix.com.

James McMurtry (http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com) A compelling singer/songwriter who's also proven himself a master guitarist, James McMurtry is a rare musical triple-threat. Both peers and press have sited him as being among the finest songsmiths of his generation. McMurtry's song/stories are populated by world-weary, colorful characters that often long for times different, if no better, than what they're now enduring. Alongside his rhythm section of nearly a decade, the Heartless Bastards (Ronnie Johnson, bass and backing vocals; Daren Hess, drums), McMurtry makes some of the tightest music found onstage today. Perhaps due to his powerful reputation as a lyricist, McMurtry's guitar virtuosity is sometimes overlooked. Though not one to stoop to flash just for the sake of effect, he can rip forth with a flurry of fat-toned notes when the material demands it. In the next breath, he'll frame a tender composition with poignant lead lines.

When Delbert McClinton (http://www.delbert.com) announces with his latest album that he has Room To Breathe, he sure ain't kidding. After more than four decades of making music, McClinton is breathing freely with the confidence and energy of an artist who knows that he has mastered his game. Still basking in the glow of a new Grammy® Award, he has followed up what The Wall Street Journal declared his "best recording ever" -- 2001's Nothing Personal -- with a set that displays even greater muscle, smarts, charm and soul.

Over the last few years, Cindy Bullens (http://www.cindybullens.com) has toured in Europe and Australia. In the summer of 2004, she gathered with an all-star band at Ray Kennedy's Room & Board Studio in Hermitage, Tennessee, to record her sixth solo album, Dream #29. Featuring George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt) on guitar, Dennis Burnside on keys, Ginger Cote (The Coming Grass) on drums, and Garry W. Tallent (E-Street Band) on bass, Dream #29 is an absorbing collection of rock & roll, balancing poignant and introspective songs with a down-and-dirty rock & roll attitude.

Baystock (http://www.baystockmusicfest.org ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for local charities through a mutual interest of professionals interested in giving something back to their community. Baystock 2005 is the third annual concert series produced by the Baystock team. Last year’s concert featured Lisa Loeb and raised over $20,000 for local charities.

The Jessie BC Fund, http://www.jessiefoundation.org:

The Jessie Bullens-Crewe Foundation was founded in 1996 to honor the incredible spirit of this girl who died too soon - she was only eleven years old. Jessie died of cancer and her parents, Cindy Bullens and Dan Crewe, started the foundation with the hope of fulfilling their daughter's deep desire to help people in need and to make the world a better place for everyone.

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