We are very excited to present a very special Father’s Day edition of Hops & Rockers with HARRISON KENNEDY & JESSE O'BRIEN, presented by Birchway Sound!
The legendary, elder statesman of north country soul & blues along with some of the best craft beer in the city! What better way to spend Fathers Day?
Grain&Grit is a family-friendly venue, as they believe in nurturing the love of live music in new generations — and well before bedtime! Admission is free.
We will also be welcoming Red Door Cucina, who will be serving up delicious calzones for the occassion!
More about Harrison Kennedy:
In 1968 Harrison Kennedy joined the Detroit POP GROUP “The Chairmen of the Board.” and played all the top venues including Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, Soul Train, American Bandstand and England’s “Top-Of-The-Pops’, doing their hit, “Gimme Me Just A Little More Time.” C.O.T.B. had performances with B.B. King, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelics and more. C.O.T.B. also performed many times at New York's Famous Harlem’s Apollo Theatre.
Electro-Fi Artist Harrison Kennedy was awarded the 2016 “Blues Album of the Year” JUNO for his album “This Is From Here” co-produced by Hamilton's keyboard ace JESSE O’BRIEN. This was the 6th nomination for the Hamilton, Ontario-based artist. The album also won the prestigious Academie Charles Cros in France for 2016 Blues Album of the Year.
Harrison grew up in a house filled with music and famous visitors such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Lonnie Johnson. In 1969 he took a hiatus from college to become a founding member of the million selling Detroit Soul Super Group “The Chairmen of the Board” with whom he toured the world, as well as appearing on Soul Train, American Bandstand and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Since signing with Electro-Fi Records in 2007, Harrison Kennedy has released 5 internationally acclaimed albums and developed into one of the 21st century’s most insightful and original Blues singer/songwriters. Harrison often tours throughout North America during the Summer Festival season and makes several trips to Europe each year to entertain at sold-out shows.