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LPL Hosts Boppa Chua Music Program With Marc Black

LEWISTON, ME (July 20, 2022) — Musician Marc Black brings history to life through the songs of 1950s and 60s in his Boppa Chua Program, hosted at the Lewiston Public Library on Tuesday, August 2 at 5:30pm. This free, public program will take place in Callahan Hall and is directed towards adults though all ages may participate.

New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, will be our guide through an evening of song, storytelling, and laughter through these two historically defining decades. We’ll celebrate wonderful songs as diverse as “Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini” and “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison. In addition to the music and conversation, this program features a slide show by Susan Black that is sure to slide our minds right back in time. Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from his tour with The Doors, Neil Diamond, The Dave Clark Five and Van Morrison.

Marc Black is an eclectic folk-rocker who deals with life, and all its social and political challenges, one song at a time. Inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame in June of 2014, he has performed and recorded with many luminaries including Art Garfunkel, John Sebastian, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Taj Mahal and Pete Seeger. He was chosen to play at one of the Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles and was also named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio.

While still in high school, Marc’s band, the Blades of Grass, reached the top forty performing alongside the biggest acts of the day including the Doors, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. Marc also won the American Library Association Award for Best Children’s Album of the year for his production of American Children.

His song subjects have ranged from his love for the New York Mets to good coffee and just about everything in between. Marc’s guitar influences include the fingerstyle blues of Mississippi Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins while vocally you can hear his appreciation for Tim Hardin and Mose Allison. Marc has produced 15 audio recordings and his YouTube videos have been viewed more than a hundred thousand times. Lewiston Public Library is located downtown at 200 Lisbon Street at the corner of Pine Street. More information on Tuesday’s program is available by contacting the Lewiston Public Library at 513-3135 or

For further information, contact: Katherine Webber, 207-513-3134

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