‘Master Thieves’ nominated for Blues award; play at Blarney Stone Saturday

NORWICH – Master Thieves, a Syracuse-based band that includes two Norwich High School alumni, has been nominated for a Syracuse Area Music Award for Best Original Blues Album of 2011.



Their album, “Robbing the Blind,” is up against three other bands in the same category and will be decided at the SAMMYs at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Convention Center in the OnCenter.

Master Thieves will also be performing from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday at the Blarney Stone Pub in downtown Norwich.

Eric Tozer and The Evening Sun’s own Brian Golden, who graduated in 1996 and ‘95 respectively, joined Master Thieves two years ago in Syracuse with founding member Charles Dorgan, Denise Shuart and Jake Alaniz, who recently took over bass guitar duties for the band.


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