JC-DC, a newly formed musical duo consisting of
percussionist Don "DC" Culp of North Kingstown and guitarist-vocalist Joel Cage of Boston, will make its debut Saturday at the Blackstone River Theatre at 549 Broad Street in Cumberland with a performance that will benefit the recently opened Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame, a non-profit organization whose mission is to document, preserve and promote music originating from Rhode Island. Showtime is 8 p.m.
The opening slot will be filled by the recently formed quartet, Longshot Voodoo, which also features Culp. Also scheduled is a guest appearance by Cage's brother, Gary "Guitar" Gramolini of Gary and the Grinders, as well as John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, and Michael "Tunes" Antunes, lead
guitarist and saxophonist for Beaver Brown.
For more than 30 years, Culp has performed with some of the top acts in southern New England, including Steve Smith & The Nakeds, The James Montgomery Blues Band, Beaver Brown and Ken Lyon & Tombstone.
Cage is an award-winning veteran singer/songwriter from Boston. A one-time member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, he has been performing as a soloist for the past 15 years at some of the most prestigious folk venues and festivals in the country, such as the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and Club Passim in Cambridge, Mass.
Tickets may be reserved or purchased in advance by calling Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272 or by visiting riverfolk.org.
For more information about the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, visit www.rhodeislandmusichalloffame.com.