I’ve got some big news I’d like to share, plus a new FREE recording for you all.
In preparation for my next CD, I’ve recorded a great old tune by Blind Boy Fuller – “Step It Up and Go”. And, to get your copy, all you have to do is click here and download the recording:
(To play the song, do a left “mouse-click”;
to save a copy/add to your MP3 library, do a right mouse-click and choose “Save” ….)
I hope y’all enjoy it, and let me know if you’d like to hear more!
Now for the news -- I’ve got some very cool festival shows I’d like you to know about:
--First, a great festival, with my buddy John Dee, down in South Carolina:
Oct. 1 and 2, 7-10 pm
With John Dee Holeman
Carolina Downhome Blues Festival
(Oct. 1 is at San Kendall’s, Oct. 2 is at Indigo Jones.)
--Second, this is one of the “granddaddies” (or ‘mamas, if you prefer) of all blues festivals – the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival, aka “King Biscuit”.
Oct 9, Lockwood-Stackhouse Stage, 4 pm
Andy Coats, solo
24th Annual Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (aka "King Biscuit Blues Festival")
I am extremely proud and humbled to be playing at this event, on the stage named after Delta bluesmen, Robert Lockwood Jr. and Houston Stackhouse.
And it’s a great privilege to be sharing the bill with legends like Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Billy Boy Arnold, Bobby Rush, John Hammond, Bob Margolin, and many more. (Full lineup at: http://www.bluesandheritagefest.com/schedule/ .)
As you may remember, I played at this event a few years back, and I’ve been itching to go back down to the Delta ever since!
For those of you within range of these great events, I’d encourage you to come out and enjoy some world-class blues.
I know I will!
All the best,