Lucille's Grill, named “Best Great Bar That You’d Never Suspect Was a Great Bar” by the New York Press, where local acts from the New York music scene jam away with no cover price every night of the week. The mahogany framed, bi-level bar & grill offers a unique atmosphere, complete with signature saxophone beer taps. Colorful contemporary art and iconic photography of all the legendary blues masters in the rich history of this uniquely American music form adorn the restaurant walls.”
THE J. BLAKE BLUES BAND
Whether it is fronting one of New York City's hottest blues bands or opening for Kiss as an indie-rock guitarist on the side-stage of Jones Beach's Nikon Theater, J. Blake has been a staple of the NYC music scene for a decade; playing on many of the Big Apple's most prestigious stages, including The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaway, Crash Mansion, The Canal Room and B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill.
Over the years, he has played lead-guitar for many notable NYC blues and rock acts and was a founding member of the indie-rock groups Roadkill Breakfast and Stiletto Wheels. These days he is doing what he does best, flying solo and serving up a unique blend of classic and contemporary blues, rock and jazz with a guitar-driven debut album titled When You Coming Home?
J. Blake's sound can best be described as a high octane combination of Chicago & Texas-style blues with healthy doses of rock `n' roll, modern blues-rock, jazz and at times...a touch of funk. His singing and playing styles have been compared to Freddie King and Warren Haynes and he takes great pride in the fact that critics have called his sound "authentic" and the fun he and his band have on stage "infectious."