Wednesday, October 18 2017 – No Cover

8:00pm to Midnight.

Perks and Corks Cafe 62 High St Westerly RI

Songwriter, singer, guitarist Sid Whelan returns to Perks & Corks with his signature “Dark Blue Americana,” Performing tunes from 2013’s “Flood Waters Rising,” 2015’s “The Story of Ike Dupree” and 2018’s upcoming “Waitin’ for Payday” as well as blues classics and covers by luminaries such as Al Green, George Harrison and many more.

Sid Whelan is a songwriting student of Steve Earle via his CAmp Copperhead. Said the great Fred Wesley about working with Sid on “The Story of Ike Dupree:” “It was a delightful and refreshing experience to do the horns for THE STORY OF IKE DUPREE. Sid has a unique way of telling a story. He is one of the giants of modern blues. He keeps the genre alive and vibrant. He could have gotten anybody to do the job. I’m proud he chose me.”

“…a definitive return of a great musician.” – Blues Matters

“’The Story of Ike Dupree’ is a rootsy roundup any blues fan would be proud to ride along with.” – Grant Britt, No Depression

“The great original songs; the relaxed laidback voice of Sid; the quirky, funky horn section; the sensual backing vocals and guitar make this horn-infused Whelan disc one that simply must compete with the releases of many contemporary blues artists.” – Lambert Smits, Rootstime

“Sid Whelan has an impressive guitar prowess, holding his own against a coterie of accomplished players.” – Stephen Rapid, Lonesome Highway