Montessori Children’s School of Key West will hold its Annual Gala on Saturday, February 20th at Fort East Martello. Starting at 6 pm local favorite, Miguel Perez, will be performing. There will be a silent auction, drinks and tapas catered by many of our best local restaurants. Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, award winning band out of Atlanta, will take the stage at 8 pm. Proceeds from the event will fund Montessori Children’s School scholarship program. For more information or to purchase tickets visit mcsgala.com, keystix.com, keywestconcerts.com or call 305-294-5302
Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. What he created was a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now four years, and five hundred shows later, he has toured the Eastern United States playing large venues and has opened for national acts such as Mumford & Sons and O.A.R. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone. His debut release “The Musical Stylings Of” became a college radio sensation on WRAS Atlanta making him the most requested band on the air.
His last release and video “State Hotel” landed them a full feature in Creative Loafing Atlanta. In 2012 Crimmins showed his musical diversity by writing and recording the full score for the independent short film “Old Man Cabbage”. 2013 will be another landmark year for Blair Crimmins when he begins touring to support his highly anticipated next album entitled “Sing-a-longs”. The new Blair Crimmins and The Hookers album promises to be a break through record which showcases a band who have polished their signature sound from years of touring.
Best Songwriter 2013 ”Crimmins has never been more refined than on this year’s Sing-A-Longs CD. If he caters to any genre, it’s one that’s entirely his own, and that’s something a lot of guys with pens and guitars either don’t know how to do, or don’t have the guts to do.” – Creative Loafing
“Ragtime and 1920’s Dixieland Jazz have got a champion in Blair Crimmins. Sing-a-Longs is a perpetual motion machine of notes, rhythms and words and, while all albums should be just that, this one proves its worth as it shimmies, shakes, rattles and roars Ragtime.”- The Alternative Root
This ain’t your great-grandfather’s ragtime, and Blair Crimmins isn’t any quaint Dixieland revivalist. He’s a rock star — and Sing-A-Longs is a boisterous good time. Swing, Hookers, swing!” – James Man (Ink 19)