Racky Thomas brings the blues to Pitman's on Sept. 6

LACONIA — The Racky Thomas Blues Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia on Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m.

The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995, when Racky Thomas collaborated with bassist Todd Carson, guitarist Nick Adams, and drummer Ted Larkin to make a demo CD, and do some gigs around the Boston area. He has a vast repertoire of tunes – blues from world-class bluesmen, plantation gospel (the original blues), rocking electric blues, classic and obscure blues, and Racky Thomas blues including "Matchbox Blues", "Biscuit-Bakin' Woman", "Mona", "Sugar-coated Love", "Big Road Blues", "Hoochie-Coochie Man", and "Mojo Workin'". The group was twice nominated for the Boston Music Awards and were the winners of the 1997 Battle of the Blues Bands.

Admission is $12 per person. The venue is BYOB.