Years Performed: 2017
After 20 years together keeping the groove going from Key West to Montreal, award winners bassman Deny Rowand and drummer Rich Corricelli, bring their insight of the blues to you. Hat and Matching Suitcase as they call themselves, are the 2016 First Place Duo from the Regional International Blues Challenge held by the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast (BATC). They represented the BATC at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, January 2016. Taking the blues back to historic Beale Street, they outplayed 64 international acts to make it to the semi-finals.
Now Hat and Matching Suitcase are taking their blues inspired blend of music and mirth on the road. With acoustic guitar, upright bass and a drum kit made from a vintage 1934 Samsonite suitcase, they provide true entertainment, not just background music. Their skilled musicianship and historic tales weave throughout their performance, giving you a laugh, a toe tap and song to sing along to after the show is over.