The John Bolger Trio

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

John Bolger began playing guitar back in 1981 at age 13. After learning a few chords and playing folk songs by artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, he started picking licks up off of records. Artists like  Eric Clapton, BB & Albert King, Otis Rush, and Albert Collins were some of his early influences. “I would tape blues radio shows on cassette and play along, trying to figure out where to put all these licks so they would make some kind of musical sense.” I tried to emulate my favorite blues players at the time.” In the mid 1990’s, while in his 20’s, John started sitting in at blues jams in Rochester. Dan Schmitt and The Shadows hosted jams around the city and it was a great opportunity for John to study and polish his guitar work.  Today, John and his band can be seen performing at breweries and wineries throughout the Finger Lakes and in the Rochester area. John’s cd release entitled “John Bolger & friends” is available at gigs and at

Location: The School of Rock Stage at 27 Atkinson Street
Time: Saturday, 11:15 am – 12:50 pm

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