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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Andy Coats Update

Attention North Carolina Readers. Big Gig by Andy Coats!!!

Hey NC folks,

I hope you’ll make an effort to come out to this one – it’s being sponsored by the Triangle Blues Society, and I’ll be previewing some new original songs from future CD projects.

I know it’s a “school night”, but come on down anyway … we’re starting early and your ears won’t be ringing when you get home! :) Plus it’s smoke-free.

Hope to see you there!



Andy Coats Thur., June 19 8:30-11pm non-smoking

Blue Bayou - 106 S. Churton St., Hillsborough 919-732-2555


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!

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