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Mike Williams with special Guest Toni Lynn Washington


Saturday, June 17 from 2:45 - 3:30 pm at Margaritas


Toni Lynn Washington is Boston’s queen of the blues. She has been thrilling audiences around New England and throughout the US and Europe for decades.

Ms. Washington has released several critically acclaimed recordings in her own name, and has been nominated for multiple W. C. Handy Awards, widely regarded as the highest honors for Blues artists in the U.S.


Michael Williams has recorded and performed extensively with the Grammy-winning James Cotton Blues Band, He has also performed and/or recorded with artists such as David “Fathead” Newman, Mighty Sam McClain, David Maxwell, Bruce Katz, Toni Lynn Washington, Michelle Willson, the Commander Cody Band, and many others. Williams is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he specializes in a mix of blues and jazz styles.




“...Williams blends snarl with surprising lyricism.” -Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine


 “...Williams’ clean fleet-fingered, yet close-to-the-bone lead lines strike precisely the right moods throughout the jazzy set.” -Bill Dahl, Living Blues


“…The shuffles are greasier, and the playing is more primal and cathartic, especially by guitar killer Michael Williams.” -Jazz Times

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