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2nd Shift Concert: Paul Rishell & Annie Raines

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at approximately 8:00pm. Arrive early and enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum! 

“Deep and resonant as Robert Johnson’s crossroads… authenticity, soul, and a sense of purpose and commitment ring out in every note. –– The Boston Phoenix

When harmonica ace Annie Raines first sat in with country blues guitarist Paul Rishell in a Boston bar in 1992, few in the crowd suspected they were witnessing the beginning of a musical partnership that would span the next 24 years and counting.

Since then Paul and Annie have gone on to distinguish themselves as one of the blues world’s finest and most in-demand duos. Performing in styles ranging from the acoustic guitar wizardry of Blind Lemon Jefferson and Son House to the swinging amplified sounds of Chicago Blues, they’re masters of their respective instruments. Beyond that, they bring warmth, humor and personal chemistry to every show they play. It all adds up to something very special that’s made believers of audiences and fellow musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines have appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and A Prairie Home Companion, performed with John Sebastian and Susan Tedeschi, and opened shows for Ray Charles and Dr. John. They’re also the proud recipients of the prestigious W.C. Handy Award for their groundbreaking acoustic album, Moving On. Paul and Annie have logged countless miles as touring artists, and continue to play clubs, festivals and concert halls through Europe and North America.

“…Rishell is a master of country/blues styles, particularly slide played on a National steel guitar. Raines, a rare female ace blues harmonica blower, shows that she is as strong an acoustic country harp accompanist as she is a harder-edged, electrified Chicago-style lead player à la the great Little Walter…” - Billboard

"While their guitar, harmonica, and vocals are roiling, muscular, and masterful, their shows are down home- friendly and fun-loving." - The Boston Globe

Beverages are included in the ticket price, non-alcoholic for everyone, and beer & wine to those 21+.




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