Facebook Twitter Instagram" YouTube Pineterest Email List


I was born in The Bronx and raised in Harlem, and I caught the music bug early in life, listening to my parents Ida and Alfonza sing around the house, singing with them in church, and listening to their collection of 78rpm records. I always loved to listen to and sing to the radio, I guess that would be how I developed my voice, and eclectic musical tastes, which are still evolving.

Through an amazing set of circumstances, a late night walk through Washington Square Park and a life changing encounter with Matteus Mederer (who was busking under the arch), I found myself being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. I spent thirteen years studying The Blues there, watching and performing with Bill Dicey, The Holmes Brothers and eventually hosting the Saturday and Sunday afternoon jam sessions. This little bar became the hub of the Blues scene in NYC. Many legendary Blues musicians, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, and Stevie Ray Vaughan (just to name a few) stopped by to say hello and sing a song on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Dan lynch was also the launching pad for many up and coming Blues artists.

These days my work is focused in New York City and the Tri State area, I work regularly at Terra Blues, The Red Lion and Lucilles Grill at B. B. Kings Blues Club. My Bands The Dugger Brothers, The Harlem Blues Project, and Brother Dugger are great vehicles for the exploration of The Blues.


Big Frank is a traditional electric and acoustic blues musician known for his powerful vocals and bottleneck slide style. He has been a fixture in the NYC Tri-State blues scene for decades. While listening to Rock and Roll as a teenager, Frank's ear was attracted to the blues elements evident in many of those tunes. His love of traditional blues and curiosity drove him to become a subject matter expert about its history. His playing style reflects his affinity for these traditional roots.


Karl Schwarz is an acoustic country blues artist from New York City. Karl Schwarz's musical style of blues is known as "Piedmont" which originated in the foothills of the southeastern Appellation mountains.

Karl performs a variety of country blues songs in effort to preserve the music of America's early blues artists such as Blind Blake, Pink Anderson, Mississippi John Hurt, and the Rev Gary Davis. Karl Schwarz has performed through out the New York Metropolitan area at Summer music festivals, such as Catalpa Festival, and Sound View Summer Arts Festival, and has opened for artists such as Mike Ferris, and Joe Louis Walker.

'Great performance and versions of the classics. He follows in the tradition of Irish Blues men like Stefen Grossman and David Bromburg.'

Jerry Dugger >>

Big Frank Mirra >>

Karl Schwarz >>
Karl Schwarz @ Reverb Nation >>

Photo 1
Photo 2
Jerry Dugger's
Acoustic Blues Caravan
w/Hugh Pool & Big Frank Mirra
Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan is an acoustic journey through the blues from the 1920's till today. Solo and group performances will keep you on the edge of your seat while their personal journeys through The Blues will hold you captivated through the night.
November 21, 2013
Showtime @ 8pm
Doors Open @ 6pm
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show
Get Tickets
Performing multiple sets throughout the night (8PM - 12MID)

General Admission - Fully Seated
* First Come, First Seated
* Full Dinner Menu Available
* $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club.
B.B. King Brunch   Have a group of 10 or more guests for brunch?   More Information
Saturday Beatles Brunch

Saturday Beatles Brunch

Enjoy An All-You-Can-Eat Homestyle Buffet With STRAWBERRY FIELDS Featuring Former Members Of Broadway's Hit Musical BEATLEMANIA Every Saturday - 11AM-2PM
Saturday Beatles Brunch

Sunday Gospel Brunch

Enjoy An All-You-Can-Eat Homestyle Buffet With The World Famous
Every Sunday - 12:30-2:30PM
© B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 West 42 St (212) 997-4144