October 5, 2021 by Anne Smith-White
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) today announces a unique opportunity to hear world-class Blues at Weir River Farm in Hingham, when Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars perform on Saturday, October 23.
The Boston All-Stars features 2021 Blues Music Award winning pianist Anthony Geraci, who has
played behind some of the most influential blues musicians of the 20th century. He is an original
member of both Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and has been
recognized for his contributions on numerous albums by nominations from both the Blues
Foundation’s Blues Music Awards and the Grammys.
Geraci is joined by Monster Mike Welch on guitar, Paul Loranger, bass, John Vanderpool, saxophone,
and Kurt Kalker, drums, all seasoned veterans of the international Blues scene. “We play original
music,” says Geraci. “This isn’t a jam where we get together to rehash the standards, so I’m relying
on these guys to interpret and build on what I’ve written. You need excellent musicians to create
something fresh. We have a great time playing together.”
Geraci is excited to play in front of the iconic Red Barn at Weir River Farm. “It’s a chance for the
audience to hear real Blues in a beautiful setting,” he says. In a typical year, the musicians are touring
in the fall, playing Blues festivals from Norway and Switzerland to Ottawa, Canada. COVID is keeping
everyone close to home this year, and Geraci is excited to play for a local crowd. “We are primarily a
touring band, so we don’t play the Boston bar scene. Normally we only schedule a few Massachusetts
gigs. This is especially true this year.”
Opening for the Boston Blues All-Stars is the Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo, featuring award-winning
singer, songwriter, and guitarist Erin Harpe and her husband and longtime musical partner, Jim
Countryman. Their critically acclaimed new album “MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE” (VizzTone/Juicy Juju), was
called “today’s country blues at its very best” by Living Blues, who crowned Erin “one of the finest
fingerpicking acoustic blues singers in the land.”
This concert is outdoors, in the lower lawn next to the Weir River Farm Red Barn, from 3-5:30PM. A
rain date is scheduled for Sunday, October 24. Food and beverages are provided by Wanderlust food
truck and Vitamin Sea Brewing. Audience members are encouraged to pack picnic blankets and
folding chairs and leave an extra 10-15 minutes to enjoy the walk down to the barn from the parking
field at 140 Turkey Hill Lane. Anyone needing accessible parking is encouraged to reserve a spot in
the lower lot by emailing Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance tickets are required. Tickets are $30/Adult and $15/child. Trustees members receive
discounted tickets of $24/adult and $12/child. Children under 2 years old are free. Per State
guidelines, non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://thetrustees.org/event/68996/
About Weir River Farm
Originally part of the picturesque, early-20th-century country estate of renowned artist Polly Thayer
Starr, today Weir River Farm is a 75-acre working farm comprising fields and pastures surrounded by
oak and red cedar woodlands. In addition to herds of Belted Galloway cows, Nigerian dwarf goats,
and Suffolk sheep, the farm supports diverse wildlife habitats including wetlands, forests and upland
grasslands. A Garden Path bordered by flowering shrubs and flowers within the woodlands creates a
About The Trustees
Founded in the city of Boston by landscape architect and open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, the
Trustees is the nation’s first and the Commonwealth’s largest preservation and conservation non-profit.
For more than 125 years, we have worked to preserve and protect dynamic natural and cultural sites –
from beaches and community gardens to farms, historic homesteads, designed landscapes, and hiking
trails – for public use and enjoyment. Today we are working to engage a larger constituency of
Massachusetts residents, members, visitors, and public and private partners in our work to help protect
our beloved and fragile natural, ecological, cultural, and coastal sites for current and future generations.
To learn more, visit thetrustees.org.