BLUES NOIR Blues Noir is one of the premier blues bands working the Northeast blues circuit. They have appeared at the renowned Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse, N.Y., Charlie O’s in Montpelier, VT, Nectar’s and The Breakwater Café in Burlington, VT., the Cooperstown Blues Train, at Stratton Mountain Blues, Brews, and Barbeques, Wallabee’s Jazz Bar in Glens Falls,. N.Y., at Summer Music Concerts Series’ in Waterbury VT, Bennington, VT, and Ballston Spa, N.Y.. A performance by Blues Noir is a musical tour of American Blues and Roots Music. Their original songs span New Orleans grooves, West Texas shuffles, raw Chicago Blues and more, with an ease that few bands can match. A night with Blues Noir will please the most discerning blues fan or people just out to dance and have a good time.
BLUES NOIR performs over 80% strong original material. Peter Corrigan is a prolific songwriter whose lyrics exhibits wit as well as serious emotions. Don Wilcock (Buddy Guy biographer and nationally noted blues writer) has stated that Peter's original songs "about big legged women and characters of the night have the grit usually only found in classic Delta and early Chicago blues legends' writing".
As a member of Blues Alley in the early 1990's, he opened shows featuring Ronnie Earl, Buddy Guy, Savoy Brown, performed on a Blues Cruise and jammed with Kenny Neal, and backed up Pinetop Perkins for a set at Pauly's Hotel in Albany after an appearance by the Muddy Waters Tribute Band at the Egg.
As a guitarist, Peter has the ability to cover a wide range of blues styles. How many blues guitarists can strap on their Epiphone archtop electric guitar and cut a dead on T-Bone Walker/West Coast jump style blues, then strap on their National Tricone Guitar and take you down to the Mississippi Delta with an original blues laced with searing slide guitar and stark lyrics. The rhythm section of Dave Cerri on bass and John Nichols on drums provide a rock solid bottom for the band’s songs whether originals or covers.
For bookings contact Peter Corrigan at 518-265-6289.