Tracey Fordice and Johnnie Ward at Mock Crest Tavern

8-ball.jpTracey Fordice and the 8-balls perform Friday, January 17th,  at 9:00 p.m. They’re recognized for their Rockin’ Blues, soulful ballads, covers and also original tunes.

Tracey offers a unique and powerful voice. She also plays the piano and offers her song-writing talents that blend a mix of creativity and depth to the blues community.

Come on over and join us while we  hang out with Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue. The performance starts at 9 p.m. Saturday, January 18th.

Johnnie leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well a wide variety of material. Catch their performance on youtube.

Here’s some more New Years Trivia:

  • Persians used to give eggs as a New Year’s gift, as a way of symbolizing productiveness. In a way, this tradition remains alive to this day, typically carried out during Halloween. Though the eggs are less a “gift” so much as a form of vandalism, and they don’t symbolize productiveness so much as they symbolize the cruelty of bored teenagers.
  • The first Times Square New Year’s celebration took place in 1904 and was organized by “The New York Times” to inaugurate their new headquarters in Times Square, as well as to bring attention to the renaming of what was then called Longacre Square to Times Square.
  • Unlike chewing gum and cream cheese, New Year’s celebrations were not invented in America. In fact, it is believed that the Babylonians began the tradition of celebrating the New Year more than 4,000 years ago, when they celebrated the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

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