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September 2012 - Charlotte Blues Society
SEPTEMBER 2012
Vol. 19.9
SEPTEMBER 2012
$1.001
Charlotte Blues Society
PO Box 32752
Charlotte, NC28232-2752
www.CharlotteBluesSociety.org
BLUE Sunday ~ September 2, 2012
The PamTaylor Band
As a 3rd generation musician, Pam Taylor has had a life-long dream of
forming her own band. Sharing her love of blues with her father,
they have teamed up with some of the most dedicated and talented
musicians in the Southeast to form the Pam Taylor Band …
and they are taking the local music scene by storm!
Their most recent achievement is winning the
2012 Charlotte Music Awards
Women in Rock Showcase.
(Read more about the band inside)
The Double
Doors open at 7:00
Music starts 8:00
Door Inn
1218 Charlottetown Ave.
704-376-1446
CBS Members – FREE
Non-members – $5:00
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More About The Pam Taylor Band
Pam Taylor is a singer, songwriter, and
guitar player.
Her vocal artistry
sometimes shares similarities to Susan
Tedeschi – or Bonnie Raitt – or Etta
James – or maybe Janis Joplin and Joan
Jett. She has shared the stage with
such artists as Los Lobos, JP Soars, Vasti
Jackson, Lionel Young, Tommy Castro,
Nick Moss, Jason Ricci, Deanna Bogart,
Jimmy Carpenter, Elvin Bishop, and
Deborah Coleman.
(Below: Pam, Tommy Castro, Mike Taylor)
Mike Taylor started playing the sax in the school band at
age 13 and began playing professionally while still in his teens.
After about 10 years of touring he called it quits to focus on
family and over the last five he has gotten back to his roots, the
blues, and is tearing up the stage alongside his daughter.
Kyle Phillips is a locally known musician who has been very
active in the music scene around Concord and Charlotte as well
as Lancaster, SC. While his preferred instrument is the electric
guitar, he also enjoys playing bass and harmonica.
Gerry Hagstedt started learning about percussion and drums at an early age. He grew up listening
to Southern Rock and Blues, and Paul Riddle (of Marshal Tucker Band) became his favorite drummer.
Gerry has played and recorded with a variety of bands -- jazz, free form Jam band music, and
Southern Rock – but his passion became Blues after attending his first concert with the legendary
Muddy Waters opening for the Allman Brothers Band.
Rusty Gilreath started playing bass in a jazz band at school. Later, his experience playing with local
bands earned him a spot playing his summers at Carowinds in live shows. He played in various R&B
and Jazz bands in college, and has jammed or played with acts as diverse as Harry Chapin, Merle
Haggard, Chuck Mangione, and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Don’t miss the excitement of
The PAM TAYLOR BAND
BLUESunday ~ Sept. 2
"Love seeing the women do their
thing. [One] outstanding performance
to really note: Pam Taylor, good
songwriting skills, strong vocals,
stage presence that pulls the crowd in,
and a show I would pay to see
anytime…”
Mary London Szpara
7/14/12
Carolina Entertainment Network
(Open Mic Blues Jam follows featured performance)
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CBS TEES
Short-sleeve & Long-sleeve
White on Blue
Blue on White
Prices range from $15 to $25
Pick up yours at BLUESunday
or order from our website at
www.CharlotteBluesSociety.org
Great Fundraising Opportunity
For Charlotte Blues Society!
Here are a few of the details. Brochures and catalogs will be available at BLUESunday.
Support the Charlotte Blues Society by offering these highest-quality,
brand-name products – which everyone loves – to friends and family alike!
This beautiful brochure with its many fragranced pages is the best selling
catalog in fundraising!
Yankee Candle® products make excellent gifts for any occasion, including
Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Housewarmings. The brochure
may also be viewed online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com
SALE ENDS… 11/4/2012
DELIVERY…
2-4 weeks from receipt of orders
MONEY COLLECTION:
Collect money while taking orders.
Checks should be made payable to: Charlotte Blues Society
IMPORTANT NOTES:

All orders and money must be turned in no later than 11/4/12

Be sure that the order and amount of payment received match.

Retain both the Pink copy of the order form and the brochure for reference at product delivery.

Return the Yellow and White copies with your order packet. Please print clearly and bear down hard.

Be sure that the SELLER AND CHARLOTTE BLUES SOCIETY is printed neatly at the top of your order form.

Please, no door-to-door sales – just to relatives, friends, neighbors, and parents’ co-workers
Yankee Candle | FUNDRAISING
Charlotte Blues Society
Customer #990042421
P E R K S !
We are always looking for incentives to pass on to our
fellow members, so if your company or business offers
discounts for non-profits and their members or if you
work for a matching contributions company, let us
know!!!
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Lotsa Bluesin’ Going on at our August BLUESunday!
A big thanks to CITIZEN MOJO for heading up the party!!
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Tosco Music Party
Saturday, Sept. 8
7:00- 11:00 pm
Tickets On Sale
NOW!
& Going Fast!
http://tix.cpcc.edu/events/
Tosco_Music_Party
Box Office: 704-330-6534
More info at www.toscomusicparty.org
"A Tosco Music Party is a theatre in the round
of sorts for acoustic musicians. It's a medium
that breaks down artificial barriers between
entertainers and audience."
- Creative Loafing
“The songwriting competition to take note of,”
according to the NY Times. And a chance to
share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes,
including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and
over $25,000 in prizes.
Reminder: The final deadline is
September 20, 2012.
(Contest is open to amateur and professional
songwriters and musicians.)
For
entry
information,
song
categories,
complete list of judges, etc., please visit:
www.songwritingcompetition.com
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Michael “Iron Man” Burks
Show of Strength
(Alligator)
Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Michael "Iron Man" Burks was a modern-day blues hero.
His "Iron Man" moniker was born from his hours-long, intensely physical performances, his
fearsome guitar attack and his tough, smoky vocals. His fiery music was driven by an
intense, blue collar work ethic that won him a rabid worldwide fan base. Between his
blistering guitar sound -- which could at any moment become sweetly melodic -- and his
live charisma, Burks earned four Blues Music Award nominations, including, most recently,
the 2012 nomination for Guitarist Of The Year. GuitarOne named his Alligator Records
debut album, MAKE IT RAIN, one of the Top 200 greatest guitar recordings of all time.
When he suddenly died at age 54 on May 6, 2012, the world lost a true musical treasure.
Burks' final album, SHOW OF STRENGTH, was recorded and finished just prior to his untimely death. Burks'
signature combination of feral yet tuneful guitar work with his gritty, dynamic vocals provides a searing,
emotional autobiography in blues. According to Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, "It was my decision to leave this
album as we intended it, not as a memorial to a friend and bluesman gone, but as a living, breathing statement,
sent straight from Michael's heart and soul. Although Michael is not here, the music he recorded is indeed his
show of his immense strength and spirit. It will live on, confirming forever his status as one of the greatest
bluesmen of his generation."
- - Review excerpt from Alligator Records
Jimmy Bowskill Band - Back Number
(Ruf Records)
Jimmy Bowskill is the wunderkid from Canada. Bowskill got his start at 11 years old in
Jeff Healey’s Toronto night club. He has been dazzling audiences around the world ever
since. At 21 years of age, he just released this fifth album.
While touring Europe, Jimmy caught the ear of Thomas Ruf who released Jimmy Bowskill
Band Live in 2010. The record captured the raw power and feral intensity of the band and
set the stage for this powerhouse release. While not directly blues, this music’s
relationship to blues is akin to music by Cream, Mountain, Free, or even Gov’t Mule,
drawing direction from the blues, and inspiration in minor key riffs. This is pouring out the pain in the finest
tradition. On this album the amps are turned up! It’s a gritty, crunchy sound with smoldering guitar serving as a
launching pad for Bowskill’s rich tenor vocals. Bowskill melds elements from blues and rock, forging a power trio
sound for the modern era.
The maturity of Bowskill’s playing comes from 10 years of listening and learning, and playing with musicians more
advanced than he. He resists the urge to over play. He doesn’t slash and burn and fizzle out. This album should
appeal to fans of guitar driven blues and blues rock. The band borrows from blues influenced classic rockers and
takes a few tricks directly from blues sources like Freddie King. With powerful backing from an international label
and an arsenal of great songs, Bowskill looks poised to get major attention in the blues/rock community.
- - Review excerpt from Jim Kanavy (TheBluesBlast.com)
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Blind Pig Records has just released new studio CDs by Magic Slim and the Teardrops and
Deanna Bogart, both of whom are past multiple winners of Blues Music Awards.
Magic Slim, seventy-five years young, proves on his
newest Blind Pig release, Bad Boy, that he can still
deliver the goods
For her latest Blind Pig release, Deanna has produced
something unique in her recorded work, a beautifully
intimate effort entitled Pianoland that spotlights her
considerable skills as a pianist and a solo performer.
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SEVERN
Zac Harmon
Music is Medicine (Self-release)
If you like your new cd to have a band play songs that sound alike, you won’t find it
here. Zac Harmon and his band have pulled inspiration from every influence they have
ever run across. There are several BLUES-based songs on this CD that are quite good.
But the “dyed in the wool, old school” blues aficionados will stick their noses in the air.
Zac’s vocals remind me of Robert Cray, while his band is more R&B based. They flavor
their music with Gospel, Jazz, (much) Funk, BLUES, and one song even reminded me
of TOTO. I enjoyed listening to his inspirational song/lyrics but this one won’t be stuck
in my CD player.
One more thing – I listened through twice before I turned it up loud, the mix was very polished, BUT …
is a reason to send your CD to a “professional” mastering company.) Make sure to play this one loud!
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- - Review by Gene Gene
Luther Dickinson
Hambone’s Meditations
(Songs of the South)
Luther Dickinson has played with so many musicians of various styles and generations
that I won’t list them all. I’ll let you look it up. But just when you get used to the
expected, expect the unexpected – a very personal record. No one is on it other than
Luther and an acoustic guitar – no vocals. Don’t expect any of the stylings that he is
known for. He is just a talented guitar player that spans all different genres of American
music and, as he puts it best, this is in the style of John Fahey.
This is one of the most peaceful albums to listen to. Luther’s fingerpicking is intricate
and keeps each song very interesting to the ear. He utilizes the slide on some songs to
sail across the strings. While the songs are very melodic, his thumb provides a very deep, steady bass. No
matter what you are doing, this album can put you in a trance as you listen. The subtleties in notes and the
spaces between really give time for the brain to wrap around this music. I played it as background music in a
busy kitchen one weekend and when it finished, I was asked to play it again – it added to the conversation.
- - Review excerpt from Kyle M. Palarino (Blueswax.com)
Writers! Photographers!
What did you do this Summer?
Members want to know about that great Blues concert or festival you attended.
forget to share some photos too.
And don’t
Then continue through the year by writing about local shows (the band, the club, etc) — or
submit a CD Review — or share historical information about Blues artists or events that
made an impression on you. You could even interview a favorite performer!
Submit your items by the 10th of the month. See more info at the end of the Bluesletter
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Folk Society Gathering presents
Music from Traditional African Cultures
Sept. 14
The Healing Force
The Healing Force turns any appearance into a lively, colorful celebration of
African culture and spirit! Back by popular demand, if you missed their stunning
performance in 2009, you'll have another opportunity to experience the
music and storytelling of this dynamic music troupe!
The free concert gets underway at 7:30 PM in the Great Aunt Stella Center,
926 Elizabeth Avenue, in Charlotte. Doors open at 7 PM.
CLUBS THAT HAVE THE BLUES!
Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia … 704-664-0992
631 Brawley Sch. Rd, Mooresville, NC
Finz Raw Bar & Grill ... 704-814-9114
142 E. John St, Matthews, NC
Forty Rod Roadhouse ... 704-573-1773
9229-15 Lawyers Rd, Mint Hill, NC
Hojo & CC’s Wing Shack … 704-827-8867
130 W. Charlotte Ave, Mt. Holly, NC
Kickstand Burgers-n-Bar … 704-332-1010
McHale’s Irish Pub ... 803-548-2151
Miciah’s Speakeasy ... 704-799-0095
1101 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC
1820 Goldhill Rd, Fort Mill, SC
229 Medical Park Rd, Mooresville, NC
Neighborhood Theatre … 704-358-9298
OneMor Bar & Grill … 704-788-8874
846 Union St. South, Concord, NC
River City Bar & Grill … 704-660-9797
Skinnyz Bar & Grill ... 704-893-2157
Smoky Joe’s Café ... 704-338-9380
36th St. in NoDa, Charlotte, NC
155 Pinnacle Ln, Mooresville, NC
15060 Idlewild Rd, Charlotte, NC
510 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC
>> Open Jam Every Tuesday Night <<
Speakeasy Alehouse ... 704-784-0107
9 Union St. N, Concord, NC
>> Open Jam 1st Tuesdays - 7:00 <<
The Blue Vine … 704-797-0093
209 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC
The Evening Muse ... 704-376-3737
N. Davidson St. , Charlotte, NC
>> “Find Your Muse” Open Mic Every Monday <<
The Lodge … 704-544-5226
7725 Colony Rd, Charlotte, NC
Tropical Escape Café … 803-366-3888
The Comet Grill … 704-371-4300
Wet Willie’s … 704-716-5650
564 N. Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, SC
2224 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
900 Seaboard St, Charlotte, NC
We’re sure there are more … Let us know where YOU hear the Blues!!
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Be sure to check bands’
websites, Facebook,
WHO’S PLAYIING WHERE?
ReverbNation, MySpace,
or “Google Search” for
more bookings & updates.
Change is always
just around the bend …
and so it is with MATTER OF FACT who is
performing their last show on
Saturday, September 29.
MOF members began their band journey about
6 years ago as friends in high school. With
only an occasion change in their line-up,
MOF continued to impress audiences with their
individual talents. Starting with Blues and
Southern Rock, they expanded their sound to
include originals and jazzier tunes. And now,
Brian, Josh, Jon, and Tim have found
other avenues to pursue.
But they aren’t going away totally.
Just look for members of MOF under
“COVERING CAROLINA.”
A “Covering Carolina” event features
members of MOF in a duo or trio line-up
playing your favorite old and new covers
with a few MOF originals too!
COVERING CAROLINA
Every Wednesday—Ladies Night
The Bathtub Gin, Mooresville, NC (9:00)
9/1
Covering Carolina @ the Annual Labor Day
Weekend Party—Lake Norman, NC (7:00)
9/6
Summit Coffee—Davidson, NC (8:00)
9/7
McHale’s on Main—Rock Hill, SC (10:00)
9/20 Mac’s Speed Shop—Lake Norman, NC (6:00)
9/22 Easy Eddie’s—Huntersville, NC (3:00)
9/28 202 Wines & Music Bar—Mooresville, NC (9:00)
MATTER OF FACT
9/15 Last Club Show @
The Bathtub Gin—Mooresville, NC (10:00)
9/29 Last Festival Appearance
H-Blast Festival @ Calvin Graves Plantation,
Locust Hill, NC (7:00) www.hblastrocks.com
ALL OUT BLUES BAND
9/1
Miciah’s Speakeasy—Mooresville, NC
9/15
Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia—Cornelius, NC
BILL MILLER BAND
9/8
The Comet Grill—Charlotte, NC
9/14
Mac’s Speed Shop - Steele Creek—Charlotte, NC
(Rest of Sept. reserved for the Maternity Ward!)
GENE GENE & THE BLUES MACHINE
9/6
Wet Willie’s @ the Music Factory (9:00)—Charlotte, NC
9/14
Badin Inn (6:30)—Badin, NC
HORSEFLY
9/7
Waxhaw First Friday Concert Series (7:00)—Waxhaw, NC
*Discounts at area businesses start at 5:00
9/8
9/14
9/21
RZA Festival (5:00)—Concord, NC
Forty Rod Roadhouse—Mint Hill, NC
FINZ—Matthews, NC
J EDWARDS
9/6
Bobby’s—West Columbia, SC
9/7
the British Bulldog—Columbia, SC
9/16
Backstreet Bar & Grill—Elloree, SC
(see dates outside the Carolinas at jedwardsband.com)
JILL DINEEN BAND
9/1
Poor Richard’s - Brevard Court (8:00)—Charlotte, NC
9/7
Badin Inn Golf Resort—Albemarle, NC
9/14
PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub—Charlotte, NC
9/21
Biker Blues & BBQ Rally & BBQ Classic
Tilley’s Harley-Davidson—Salisbury, NC
9/22
Z Pi Pizza Co.—Albemarle, NC
9/26
The Saloon @ The Music Factory—Charlotte, NC
JJW
(Johnny, Johnny, Wendell playing “this & that” with a touch of Blues)
9/6
9/7
9/8
9/14
9/15
9/21
Risto’s (8:00)—Statesville, NC)
Sports Page Deli - Coulwood (8:00)—Charlotte, NC
The Brickhouse (8:30)—Davidson, NC
The Brickhouse (8:30)—Davidson, NC
Andre Christine Gallery—Mooresville, NC
Sports Page Deli - Coulwood (8:00)—Charlotte, NC
LENNY FEDERAL BAND
Every Fri
The Comet Grill – Charlotte, NC
MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O’ BLUES
9/2
New River Blues Festival—Grassy Creek, NC
9/22
Boxers, Brews, & Blues (1:00)—Greenville, SC
9/29
Westville Pub—Asheville, NC
(see dates outside the Carolinas at macarnold.com)
RZA Fest
Sept. 8
5375 Rocky River Road
Noon—10:00pm
Concord, NC
28025
Celebrating the life of Ry Hoyle. A great artist line up
with musical diversity. Something for everyone.
Bring a picnic lunch, beverages and lounge chairs.
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WHO’S PLAYIING WHERE?
NITA B & THE SWINGIN’ SOIREE
9/8
The Icehouse (Southend 4:00)—Charlotte, NC
9/8
D’Vine Wine (Ballantyne 8:30)—Charlotte, NC
9/15
Mac’s on Main (8:00)—Columbia, SC
9/20
Blackthorne (Ballantyne 7:00)—Charlotte, NC
9/22
Common Market @ Plaza Midwood (9:00—Charlotte, NC
* Nita B & Bill Buck Duo
9/7
Queens Corner Wine Room (6:00)—Charlotte, NC
9/9
9/12
9/13
9/14
9/21
9/23
9/26
Dean & Deluca (Phillips Place 5:00)—Charlotte, NC
Threes Uptown (7:00)—Charlotte, NC
The Comet Grill (8:30)—Charlotte, NC
Café Monté (Phillips Place 7:00)—Charlotte, NC
Café Monté (Phillips Place 7:00)—Charlotte, NC
Dean & Deluca (Phillips Place 5:00)—Charlotte, NC
Threes Uptown (7:00)—Charlotte, NC
@ the new Whole Foods in Southpark
PAM TAYLOR BAND
9/2
BLUESunday @ the Double Door Inn—Charlotte, NC
9/8
The Back Porch—Chester, SC
9/15
Jack of Hearts—Weaverville, NC
9/20
Mac’s Speed Shop (Steele Creek)—Charlotte, NC
9/22
The Cellar Club—Spartanburg, SC
9/28
Onemor Bar & Grill—Concord, NC
Bringing the Best in Live Music
to the Charlotte Area!
For upcoming events,
log on to www.maxxmusic.com
HOJO & CC's WING SHACK
Live music on Fridays!
130 W. Charlotte Ave., Mt. Holly, NC
(704) 827-8867
PART-TIME BLUES BAND
9/1
Boone Bike Rally (6:30)—Boone, NC
High Country Fair Grounds http://boonebikerally.com
9/21
12th Annual Blues & Burritos (6:00)—Mooresville, NC
* Rusty & Mike - Acoustic
Every Tues
Every Wed
Sports Page Deli – Mooresville, NC
Sports Page Deli – Denver, NC
RED DIRT REVELATORS
9/15
The Evening Muse in NoDa Arts District—Charlotte, NC
It’s our first CD Release Party!
September 20 - 22, 2012
The Blues Room—Hickory, NC
River City Café—Lake Norman, NC
Salisbury, NC
SONNY SKYYZ & THE RAINMAKERS
9/1
The Comet Grill—Charlotte, NC
9/7
The Blue Vine—Salisbury, NC
9/8
Miciah’s Speakeasy—Mooresville, NC
9/15
The Blues Room—Hickory, NC
9/21
Big Al’s Pub & Grubberia—Mooresville, NC
9/22
FINZ Raw Bar—Matthews, NC
9/29
Dilworth Billiards—Charlotte, NC
2nd Annual Bike Blues & BBQ
Rally and BBQ Competition.
9/22
9/29
SPEAKEASY BLUES COMBO
9/4
The Speakeasy Alehouse (7:00)—Concord, NC
Hosting the Open Mic Blues Jam
Concord Blues Preservation Club (1st Tuesday)
9/15
The Speakeasy Alehouse (9:00)—Concord, NC
Live bands on stage.
Food venders outside.
Back lot full of cooking teams
for the competition.
For more details check out
www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Tilley Harley-Davidson
of Salisbury
653 Bendix Dr.
Salisbury, NC 28146
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Mooresville’s Blues & Burritos is back!
Great Blues on the front lawn
at 330 S. Main Street.
Music by
Part-Time Blues Band
Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
Shelia Carlisle
Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos
featuring Max Drake
& other surprise guests!
More details at www.lakenormanlaw.com
The proceeds of this year’s “Blues & Burritos”
will be divided between the Mooresville Christian
Mission and Serenity House.
October 12-14
“A Taste of Our Town”
Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and
sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along
downtown Greenville's Main Street.
With 39 of Greenville's finest restaurants
showcasing almost 200 menu items, St. Francis
Fall for Greenville offers something for everyone.
Schedule of events and performances at
www.fallforgreenville.net
~ October 20 ~
Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival
featuring
Harper
Fruteland Jackson
Mac Arnold & Plate Full o’ Blues
Joe Robinson Jazz Band
& More!
200 West Fisher Street
Downtown Salisbury, NC
www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
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The Double Door Inn
Early shows 9:00 most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Check website for mid-week discounts!
EVERY MONDAY
MONDAY NITE ALL STARS
EVERY TUESDAY
JAZZ JAM NIGHT
The awesome Monday Nite All-Stars
will be playing some of your favorite
Soul / Funk ... easy to listen to and
great to dance to!!
Bill Hanna's Jazz Quartet has been hosting this jam session at the club for
years. Whether you are an up-and-coming jazz musician, or someone
shaking the dust off the old instrument, either way this is the place
where you can come out and jam with one of the best.
The Double Door Inn will be hosting the SAI MUSIQ JAZZ SERIES on various Sundays AT 7PM. Check website for
dates, admissions, and information on each featured artist.. Sai Musiq has sponsored various legendary and upcoming
artists who perform on a stage that is intimate and quaint, making each performance an unforgettable, interactive
experience for the audience and performers alike. The jazz series caters to an eclectic and diverse crowd.
GOT SOME BLUES IN SEPTEMBER!!
Adv. Tix purchased at www.doubledoorinn.com
9/2
BLUESunday featuring PAM TAYLOR BAND
(8:00)
Blues
$5 / Mbrs Free
9/5
Gigi Dover & The Big Love
(9:00)
Americana/world Music
$8 Adv. Tix
9/8
Pete Anderson
(9:00)
Roots/Americana
$8 Adv. Tix
9/12
Danielia Cotton
(9:00)
Blues/Rock
$12 Adv. Tix
9/13
Brandon Santini
(9:00)
Blues/Rock
$8 Adv. Tix
9/15
Bob Margolin
(10:00) Blues/Rock
$12
9/27
Lefty Williams
(9:00)
$10
Blues/Rock/Soul
Coming in October:
Charlotte Blues Society’s Annual Blues Talent Competition!
Entry details at www.charlottebluessociety.org
Check out The Double Door’s Website for other bands playing this month,
updates and future bookings, show times, admission, nightly drink specials, & more!
Sign up for weekly updates.
www.doubledoorinn.com
Purchase Advance Tickets for selected shows.
1218 Charlottetown Ave.
704-376-1446
Join the DDI Fan Club at www.facebook.com
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The Bluesletter is published monthly by the
www.charlottebluessociety.org
Charlotte Blues Society
PO Box 32752
Charlotte, NC28232-2752
The Charlotte Blues Society (CBS) is dedicated to the promotion
and preservation of the American Blues tradition through the presentation
of concerts, forums, workshops, and educational programs in Charlotte and
surrounding areas. Founded in the Spring of 1993, CBS has steadily
grown in membership and popularity in support of this musical art form.
CBS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of
Directors and is an affiliated member of The Blues Foundation the
umbrella organization for a worldwide network of 165 affiliated Blues
societies and has individual memberships around the globe. The Blues
Foundation produces the Blues Music Awards, Keeping the Blues Alive
Awards, Blues Hall of Fame Induction, and the International Blues
Challenge.
CBS members gather on “BLUESunday,” the 1st Sunday of each
month, 8:00 PM, at The Double Door Inn.
Meetings include
announcements and updates, special guests, and an Open Mic Blues Jam.
BLUESunday is free to CBS members and only $5.00 for non-members.
The Board of Directors also meets every 1st Sunday. Meetings are open to
the membership.
Members receive a monthly newsletter and free admission to monthly
meeting entertainment (unless otherwise posted). In addition, members
receive discounts and co-sponsored or CBS-advertised events. Annual
dues (12-month period) are $20~ Individual, $35 ~ Family, and
$75 ~ Sponsor Membership. Corporate sponsorships and individual
contributions are welcome and are tax deductible (excluding dues).
The CBS Bluesletter is published monthly and distributed to
approximately 600 readers. It includes information on Society activities, a
local blues calendar, and a variety of blues-related items of interest.
CBS is proud to call The Double Door Inn home. The Double Door
Inn, winner of the 1994 Keeping the Blues Alive award from The Blues
Foundation, is located at 1218 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte, NC (704376-1446) Over the past 38 years, the DDI’s stage lights have shined on
Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Marcia Ball,
Saffire ~ The Uppity Blues Women, Lonnie Brooks, Eddy “the Chief”
Clearwater, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Luther Allison, just to name a few.
(And that doesn’t even include the countless local and regional performers
who otherwise would not have had a stage to stand on.) Thank you,
Double Door, for all your support for live blues, zydeco, reggae, Americana,
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OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeri Thompson, President
Rick Ballew, Vice-President
(tbd), Secretary
(tbd), Treasurer
Phil Beam
Jill Dineen
704-488-9608
Dick Gilland
Larry Pace
Betsy Norton-Stowe
Nick Polyzos
Michael Simonetti
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Rita Miller, Michael Simonetti
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Charlotte Blues Society
Bluesletter
PO Box 32752
Charlotte, NC28232-2752
www.CharlotteBluesSociety.org
The Charlotte Blues Society is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization
governed by a Board of Directors,
and is an affiliated member of
The Blues Foundation
Blues Talent Competition in October!
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featuring
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$5 Cover
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Music at 8:00
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