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Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
W.C. Handy Award Winners Paul Rishell & Annie Raines heat up the stage with their fiery blues. Steel guitarist Rishell, who played with the legendary Son House, is a master of the intricate and rhythmic fingerpicking styles of Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Robert Johnson. He sings with a depth and resonance that will liquefy your bones. Raines, hailed everywhere as the world's best female blues harmonica player, sings her own blues songs and also plays mandolin and piano.
More About Amazing Things Arts Center
Visiting the Amazing Things Arts Center Framingham residents can discover music, visual arts, theatre, children's programming and more. The Center has produced more than 1,000 events with more than 35,000 attendees since it opened in May 2005.
The Center has more than 500 members and almost 200 volunteers. Amazing Things hosts more than 300 events a year under the leadership of Director Michael Moran
Originally housed in a storefront in Saxonville, in May 2007 Framingham Town Hall Meeting voted to lease the historic downtown Hollis Street Firehouse to Amazing Things Arts Center for $1 a year for 50 years. Afterwards, the Amazing Things Board raised more than $250,000 in cash and resources donated to renovate the firehouse to its present condition.
Membership levels start at $35 for students and senior citizens. Family membership range from $60 to $1,000.