Quick update from my buddy Andy Coats
Well, it’s been a while since I have played at the Blue Bayou (www.bluebayouclub.com) in Hillsborough, but I am honored to be back there next Thurs., June 19.
The Triangle Blues Society (www.triangleblues.com) is sponsoring the show, and Triangle Rockin’ Blues has been kind enough to put together a special VIP giveaway package.
Please read on below …. To enter please simply reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
VIP PACKAGE FOR JUNE 19 ANDY COATS SHOW:
VIP TABLE FOR WINNER AND UP TO 3 GUESTS
FREE $25 FOOD/BEV TAB FOR THE EVENING
ANDY COATS "SONG & PONY SHOW" CD
To enter, just hit reply. (One entry per person. Enter by 7pm on Mon., June 16. Drawing winner will be notified that evening.) ===============================================================
Andy Coats Thur., June 19 8:30-11pm non-smoking
Blue Bayou - 106 S. Churton St., Hillsborough 919-732-2555
FREE SHOW SPONSORED BY TRIANGLE BLUES SOCIETY
In 2007, TBS added a solo/duo category to its Blues Challenge. Andy Coats won did TBS proud in Memphis. As an individual, he's also been a stellar ambassador for TBS, North Carolina and blues this past year.
A guitarist-singer-songwriter, Andy Coats has performed coast to coast, including live shows on NPR. Selected as an Emerging Artist for the 2006 Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, he's also played internationally esteemed venues such as B.B. King's in Los Angeles.
He's opened for nationals including Eric Sardinas and W.C. Handy Award Winner Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Andy is helping keep the unique finger-picking technique of Piedmont Blues alive and is honored to have been selected to perform a solo set at the 2008 Eno Festival in a slot traditionally reserved for elderly statesmen.
Under 70, doing finger-pickin' blues. Don't see much of that, folks.
Young people who take up NC heritage art forms are all that keeps our traditions from dying out. Andy's sure been doing his part so let's do ours by coming out on the 19th to show our appreciation!
Thanks to Sherry Johnson for putting this together!