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Feldmann to perform at Princeton Coffeehouse

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 3:02 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014 3:12 p.m. CST
Tom Feldmann

PRINCETON — Blues guitarist Tom Feldmann will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Princeton Coffeehouse. Doors open at 7 p.m.

A Minnesota native, Feldmann taught himself to play guitar at 17 years old after hearing “The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker.” He developed the talent of being able to accurately transcribe the playing of legendary bluesmen Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johns, Fred McDowell, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt and many others.

He has released 13 CDs in his 15-year career and has toured throughout the United States and Canada. Lone Wolf Blues, Feldmann’s latest CD, was nominated for an independent Music Award.

“I started out a Midwestern suburban white kid trying to play guitar like the Mississippi Delta Blues masters,” said Feldmann. “Not much has changed.”

“He has it all. Great and soulful guitar technique combined with a powerful voice. His music carries on the tradition and shines bright,” said venerated blues guitarist and educator Stefan Grossman of Feldmann.

The Tom Feldmann concert at the Coffeehouse is sponsored by Pete and Mary Ellen Nelson.

The Coffeehouse is located at Open Prairie, United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion, Princeton. All seats are $12 and are general admission. Fair trade coffee, tea and homemade desserts are available. This will be the last Coffeehouse performance of the season. The 2014-15 season will begin in August.