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Crossroads Blues In The Schools will be conducting Blues In The Schools (BITS) events Nov. 1-2 with Paul Rishell and Annie Raines. Crossroads has conducted 94 BITS programs since 2002.
Rishell and Raines hail from Boston and are one of the finest duos performing country blues. Rishell plays guitar while Raines plays harmonica, and both sing. They have collaborated, played, recorded and toured together since 1992, producing fives CDs, a DVD and toured hundreds of thousands of miles entertaining countless fans with their superb brand of blues roots music.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, they will be at McNair Elementary in Winnebago in the morning and at Eastland Middle School in Shannon in the afternoon. Then, Wednesday, Nov. 2, the duo will perform at Carlson Elementary in Rockford in the morning and at Keith School in Rockford in the afternoon.
A public performance will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St., Rockford. The show is free for students through high school age, $10 for adults and $5 for Crossroads members at the door.
For more about Rishell and Raines, visit http://www.paulandannie.com/mojorodeo/paul-and-annie. For more about Crossroads Blues Society, visit www.crossroadsbluessociety.com or call (779) 537-4006.
Crossroads Blues Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is the raise money to conduct blues music education programs free for area schools and students.