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Scott Fagan to perform at Tattered Flag on March 16

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/7/18

Scott Fagan and his band will perform the entire “South Atlantic Blues” album during a show at Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works at 1 S. Union St. in Middletown on Friday, March …

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Scott Fagan to perform at Tattered Flag on March 16

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Scott Fagan and his band will perform the entire “South Atlantic Blues” album during a show at Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works at 1 S. Union St. in Middletown on Friday, March 16.

The performance is to start at 8 p.m. in the brew pub on the second floor of Tattered Flag. There is no cover charge.

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After playing the album, Fagan and the band will play a number of other songs that Fagan has recorded over his 53-year career as a songwriter and performer.

Fagan performed this show during a concert tour of Europe in 2016 that followed the November 2015 re-issue of “South Atlantic Blues.”

Described by the website Dangerous Minds as “an eccentric, genre jumping pop/psych/folk masterpiece,” “South Atlantic Blues” was recorded by Fagan on Atco Records, a division of Atlantic Records, in 1968.

The 10 songs on the album, all by Fagan, tell the story of his upbringing and life in the Virgin Islands, where Fagan and his family moved after he was born in New York City.

Fagan will play rhythm guitar during the concert at Tattered Flag. He will be accompanied by area musicians Tim Greismer on drums, Kim Naddeo on bass, Rafael Martinez on conga drums, and Duane McKenney on guitar.

This will be Fagan’s first performance in the Elks Building since the now 107-year-old structure has been converted by Tattered Flag into the brewery and still works.

Fagan, a Middletown resident since 2004, used to perform in the former Elks Building on a regular basis as part of the Middletown Area Arts Collective, a group of Middletown-area artists and musicians that for a number of years was based in the Elks Building.

He remembers the building being “in real disrepair. When it rained it was a flood every time. There was artwork on the walls, sculpture, electronic machines, a sound system,” Fagan told the Press & Journal in a March 1 interview upstairs in what is now Tattered Flag.

He told the Press & Journal that he is pleased at how the building has been restored into a new use. The upstairs is still similar enough that Fagan recalls where the band used to set up for the gigs in the former Elks Building.

They will set up in the same spot March 16, in front of the new windows with the view of South Union Street down below.

“South Atlantic Blues” is available for purchase by going to scottfagan.com or amazon.com.