LAKE PLACID - Murali Coryell, a headliner at the 2014 Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival, will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at Delta Blue.
As a 2013 New?York State Blues Hall of Fame inductee and a 2014 BMA nominee, Coryell is a triple threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write, and play guitar.
As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, Murali grew up around the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Miles Davis, and Carlos Santana. In 1995, Murali joined Duke Robillard's touring band and was quickly signed as a solo artist resulting in the stax/volt influenced "Eyes Wide Open. In 1999, Murali recorded "2120" for Marshall Chess, for which Rolling Stone named Murali "One promising new hound."
Over the years, Murali has toured with his father and Joe Louis Walker as a featured artist and appeared many times as a supporting act for B.B. King.
Murali's CD, "Sugar Lips" which reached No. 5 in 2010 on Living Blues Radio Chart, was recorded in Nashville with Tom Hambridge, the producer of Buddy Guy's latest Grammy winner. Featuring special guest stars Joe Louis Walker and Larry Coryell, Cortney Harding of Billboard called it "one sweet triptych across the musical map."
Shake-It-Sugar Records has recently announced the release of "Murali Coryell - Live" CD/DVD, featuring 13 soul-drenched originals plus covers.
Delta Blue is located in Lake Placid at the Historic Northwoods Inn, 2520 Main St. and features live music on Wednesday night with its Open Mic Blues Jam, and on Friday and Saturday nights with an eclectic mix of regional and national blues artists, and talented local musicians.