Get ready for a night of great blues and soul music as the historic Larcom Theatre hosts Blues and Soul Fest featuring Victor Wainwright, Eli “Paperboy” Reed and local legends Ricky King Russell & Parker Wheeler’s Blues Party. A dynamic performer, Victor Wainwright serves up a raucous serving of the blues with “a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best” (Chicago Blues Guide). Wainwright has taken home awards at the Blues Music Awards two years in a row. Eli “Paperboy” Reed will take you back to the heyday of soul with his fresh take on a classic sound. Honing his chops in Delta juke joints, Reed belts out original soul tunes with a falsetto scream backed up by a killer band. With a talent The Boston Globe described as “volcanic” and an honorary doctorate of the blues from Harvard to back it up, Ricky King Russell has done it all in his 50-year career.