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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Andy Coats Update

Hope all is well!

As we wind down September, and begin October, I’ve got lots of exciting events coming up.

I hope to see many of you at one or two of them!

Sept. 25, 10 pm - 1 am
Andy Coats and the Bank Walkers
Rockland Bar and Grill

7361 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 848-3812

Oct. 1 and 2, 7-10 pm
With John Dee Holeman
Carolina Downhome Blues Festival

Camden, SC

Oct. 3, time TBD
Bank Walkers with the Fustics
Mansion 462
462 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
tel: (919) 967-7913

Oct 5-9, On tour in the Delta!
Lockwood-Stackhouse Stage, 4 pm
Andy Coats, solo
Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (aka "King Biscuit Blues Festival")

Helena, AR

All the best,


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Beatles: Birthday

Shock and awe! Do you remember pong?? I had a pong machine. Played Asteroid, and Space Invaders in the arcade, but video games have come a long, long, way! I wonder when they are going to make a blues (rockband) game:-)

The only problem I have with these games, is that it is harder to play them, then to really play the instruments! YIKES!!

Johnny Winter: Rock And Roll Hoochie Coo

Classic blues rock from Johnny Winter

Muddy Waters And Johnny Winter: Going Down Slow

Late Muddy Waters footage with Johnny Winter

Sam Carr RIP

From Bob Corritore

September 21, 2009

  • RIP Sam Carr 4/17/1926-9/21/2009: This terrible news just in from Dave Riley: beloved Mississippi blues drummer and band leader Sam Carr has passed away. He was 83. Sam was born into legend as the son of guitarist/vocalist Robert Nighthawk. Sam is best known for his longtime association with Frank Frost & The Jelly Roll Kings. He was considered one of the greatest blues drummers of all time, and was annually nominated for a Blues Music Award (AKA Handy Award) in the drummer category. He had been struggling with health issues over the last few years, and recently lost his longtime wife Doris, which forced him to live in a nursing facility. For a complete Sam Carr bio by Scott Barretta, click here.