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Interview:
Boogie Stomp! storms into Commerce
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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"Boogie" Bob Baldori promises that anyone attending the Boogie Stomp! concert Wednesday, Dec. 28, in Commerce Township, will be entertained.

And maybe learn something, too.

A music veteran from Dearborn who's toured with Chuck Berry for 50 years, Baldori teams with fellow pianist Arthur Migliazza for a show that mixes music, commentary and storytelling into an energetic kind of history lesson.

"It's all the basic elements of blues, boogie, swing, stride, all the way through to rock 'n' roll and Chuck Berry," says Baldori, who had a hit with his band, the Woolies, in 1964 with a cover of Bo Diddley`s "Who Do You Love?" He now resides in Okemos and is also an artist manager and entertainment attorney.

"Some of it's boogie woogie, some of it is straightahead rock 'n' roll, some of it has real jazz influence," Baldori says of the show. "We play, we tell these stories and show where the connections are. But it's still the kind of show that makes you want to get up and dance."

Boogie Stomp! featuring "Boogie" Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza

7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28

Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit & Arts Academy, 2700 W. Maple Road, Commerce Township.

Tickets are $15-$80. VIP packages are available.

Call 248-560-9200 or visit boogiestomp.com.


Web Site: www.boogiestomp.com

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