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The Blues King

The Great Waters Music Festival Wraps Up Their 24th Summer Season with Chris Thomas King

WOLFEBORO, NH, August 12, 2019 – Great Waters Music Festival (GWMF) is so grateful to host their season closer, Chris Thomas King. After an incredible season of talent and diverse genres, King brings the heart and authenticity of the blues on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Barn at the Inn on Main in Wolfeboro, NH at 7:30pm.

Born in 1962, guitarist Chris Thomas King became the last major folk blues discovery of the 20th Century when he was discovered in Louisiana in 1979 by a folklorist from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D. C. He was introduced to the world the following year by venerable folk label Arhoolie Records as an authentic folk blues successor to Huddie Ledbetter, Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt and Manse Lipscomb.

King played the role of itinerant bluesman Tommy Johnson alongside George Clooney in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000),” captivating audiences all over the world. His authenticity as a folk blues artist, by any measure, proved to be undeniable. 

Take this opportunity to be captivated by King’s un-measurable, legitimate blues sound right in Wolfeboro. 

Director of the Great Waters Music Festival, Cheryll Andrews, commented, “Chris Thomas King is a perfect ending to our season. He truly embodies our mission of sharing art with communities.”

Tickets are only $30 and can easily be purchased online at

Don’t miss your last chance to attend the GWMF 2019 Summer Season! Make sure to stay connected with the GWMF all year long through their social media platforms listed below. There will be updates on more events and their highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Season!

About Great Waters Music Festival:
Founded in 1995, Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to culturally enriching New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  Dr. Gerald Mack, Director of the Worcester Chorus and a former professor at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, founded the non-profit summer festival to encompass a diversified program designed to appeal to a variety of musical tastes. More importantly, Great Waters Music Festival was created to promote live musical performances including choral, symphonic, folk, pop, jazz, Broadway, dance, and renowned vocal and instrumental artists, both amateur and professional alike, for the benefit of the Lakes Region.

For more information about Great Waters Music Festival visit or call Cheryll Andrews at 603-569-7710.

For pre-performance interviews or on-air performances, please contact Maura Webster at or at 774-249-5582. 


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