Randall "Big Daddy" Webster & Michael "Doc" Palecki Bring Their Powerful Ministry of Blues to Ireland September 21st-30th!


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PRESS RELEASE: Bluesmen Randall “Big Daddy" Webster (USA) and Michael “Doc" Palecki (USA) bring their powerful ministry of Blues to Ireland September 21st through September 30th 2007. Big Daddy says, “Doc and I are gunna mix a little hoodoo and voodoo into some wild Mojo kickin' Blues!"


Clonakilty Co. Cork
Clonakilty Guitar Festival @ Debarra's

Kinsale Co. Cork
Muddy Maher's

Cobh Co. Cork
Cobh Community Blues Festival @ Kelly's Bar

Dublin Co. Dublin
Lecture-Performance @ Trinity

Dublin Co. Dublin
Irish Blues Club @ J.J. Smyth's

Dublin Co. Dublin
Radio Interview & Performance

Coalisland Co. Tyrone
CRAIC Arts Centre & Theatre

Bundoran Co. Donegal
Bundoran Ocean Festival @ Bridge Bar

Strandhill Co. Sligo
Strandhill Guitar Festival

Galway Co. Galway
The Crane Bar

Randall “Big Daddy" Webster and Michael “Doc" Palecki have a magical connection with their audience as witnessed by their crowd pleasing 2005 CD release A Wild Night In Concert. They had so much fun the first time out that they recorded a second live CD Kickin' It In Concert which will be released just prior to this tour.

Randall “Big Daddy" Webster's foot stomping original Blues is powered by his four-octave vocal range and capable guitar fretwork. He is often called the “Pavarotti of Blues." There's an undeniable musical connection between Webster's Blues and Ireland. Says Big Daddy; “The tradition of playing music from the Soul ("Ceol dan anam" in Irish) is much the same in Ireland as it is in America. Take the feel of a Bo Diddley beat as it's similar to that of a Jig, and the mournful notes of an Irish air are found all across Blues." The CHICAGO BLUES ANNUAL says, “Randall 'Big Daddy' Webster has lived and breathed the Blues for over 25 years; first soaking it in as a wild child while growing up in the shadow of the Windy City (Chicago) during the 1960's and 70's; later swimming the undercurrent of 'Deep River Blues' while he jammed with Bluesmen at the confluence of the Mississippi and the Ohio waterways during the 80's; and for the last twenty-plus years he's tread through the swamp Blues of Florida's backwoods jook joints making the gators growl along the way. He's a true champion of America's great indigenous music. The influences cut sharp, the tunes run deep, and the spirit held high when Randall 'Big Daddy' Webster stirs up his spicy gumbo of original home cooked Blues, trusting his four-octave voice, pulsing rhythm guitar, and beating foot makes it all simmer into a fine Blues brew!" Big Daddy has opened for and shared the stage with B.B. King, Robert Cray, Bobby Rush, Keb Mo and many other Blues legends. And as a board member of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, Webster has established the Americana Blues Caravan to help raise money and awareness for homelessness issues throughout the Florida (USA) Panhandle.

BLUESMATTERS.com says, “Master Blues harp accompanist Michael “Doc" Palecki hails from Miami, Florida and has played Blues harp with Diamond Teeth Mary, Lucky Peterson, Sarasota Slim, “The Sauce Boss" Bill Wharton, Blues legend Charles Atkins, St. Pete Twig, Pam Laws, Blues Diva Cathy Cotton and Randall “Big Daddy" Webster; and he's played Gospel music with Bernard and Angela Staton, (Bernard has been lead guitarist for Al Green, James Brown and Little Richard), Mount Temple Missionary Baptist Church of Liberty City, and George “Chocolate" Perry (bass player with Crosby Stills & Nash)."

Together Randall “Big Daddy" Webster and Michael “Doc" Palecki deliver brilliant high energy Blues that captivates audiences. Their musical history together dates back to “Acoustic Gumbo" in 1988, a group which included Nashville #1 hit songwriter Steve Leslie, Lincoln Center Jazz bassist Tim Fox, and master percussionist Biff Adams. Since then, Webster and Palecki have merged their talents on several projects culminating with “Big Daddy's Blues Stories" in 2006. In 2007 it's Palecki's fourth tour of Ireland, and with “Big Daddy" leading the way they'll surely turn every venue in to a steamy backwoods Jook Joint, a real deal Blues club where it the Blues is so thick and sweet it tastes like molasses. Their combined talents are formidable. Don't miss them!

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