Library celebrates having ‘The Blues’

Library celebrates having ‘The Blues’

MARQUETTE — For being the end of June, the high temperature didn’t get past 55 degrees Tuesday in Marquette. That had people feeling a little blue, especially at the Peter White Public Library.

The library celebrates ‘Bluesday Tuesday’ during the final Tuesday of each month. The trio known as Hart, Harp, and Bones performed blues music tonight at the library. Randy Seppala, a member of the band, says that blues music is alive and well in today’s world.

“There seems to be a resurgence of songs every so often. “Every 20, 30, 40 years a song will come back up,” said Seppala. “A lot of the tunes we do are quite traditional.”

“This is a great way for kids to come in here and try it out,” said Margaret Boyle of the Peter White Public Library. “Sometimes we get little 2-year-olds that love to dance. Other times we get teenagers and college students. It’s just the perfect venue to come in and try it out, even when if you only stay for 10 minutes you’ve tried something different, something new.”

The Bluesday Tuesday events at the Peter White Public Library are always free and open to the public. Speaking of Blues Music, the 12th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest returns Labor Day Weekend.