The Word From Mose:  A celebration of the music of Mose Allison in film and in performance

Saturday, March 24th at 7 P.M. at The Long Island Museum  
with Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor
WUSB’s Sunday Street Series continues its tradition of celebrating the work of important songwriters and musicians by honoring the music of Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee in 2006 (and long time Smithtown resident), American jazz and blues pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison.
Mose Allison has been described as “one of the finest songwriters in 20th century blues” with an influence on a host of musicians including Pete Townshend, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison, all of them having recorded versions of his songs, with “Young Man Blues,” “Your Mind Is On Vacation” and “Everybody’s Crying Mercy, “ among his better know ones.
The evening’s program will begin with the United States premiere of a short BBC documentary on Mose Allison,  “Ever Since The World Ended,” featuring Van Morrison, Pete Townshend, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Loudon Wainwright III, Frank Black (of The Pixies) and other musicians along with performance footage of Mose Allison.
Following the screening, Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor will share their interpretations of songs written by Mose Allison.
Pete Kennedy, a much-in-demand guitarist is also known for his work with his wife Maura as the folk/rock duo, The Kennedys.  Abbie Gardner, an acclaimed dobro player, has toured for several years as part of the trio Red Molly and also performs as a solo artist, while Pat Wictor, a guitarist and dobro player, is known for his solo work and his touring with the vocal trio Brother Sun. Jack Licitra is an acclaimed keyboard player and guitarist, with his group, Jack’s Waterfall, and was a member of the seminal Water Street Blues Band.
Allison’s son John will be attending, along with the likely attendance of other members of his family.
Advance sale tickets are $25 through Friday, March 23rd  at with tickets at the door for $30 (cash only).