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Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders with Scott Sawyer

November 2, 2016  ·  Wednesday * 8-10pm * NO Cover

We’re handing off the first Wednesday of every month to Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band)! You know ’em, you love ’em and you’ll really love the results as they expertly assemble a blend of the Triangle’s best blues players in a monthly free-for-all jam you won’t want to miss! NOTE:  This is not an open, sign-up jam.

ABOUT SCOTT SAWYER
“It’s perfectly understandable why connoisseurs of fine music often refer to Scott Sawyer as a jazz guitarist. It’s because he does the jazz thing so well. He’s an expert at breathing new life into that old graveyard of American Popular Song. By artfully re-investigating this body of familiar melodies and picking through the harmonic bones, Dr. Scott has resuscitated many a standard.

Jazz, however, is merely one of the many tools within his gig bag. He fingers the blues electric with the authenticity of someone who has lived them. That’s not all. With country-boy affability, he strums and twangs. Chicken-picks. Shucks. Jives. Funks it up. And then breaks your heart with that one poignant love note that’s soft as an angel’s wing.

Like his better-known contemporaries John Scofield & Bill Frisell, Sawyer was weaned on the Beatles, the blues & ‘Bird’. You can hear it in everything he plays, a new kind ofguitarspeak comprised of pop, improv and sounds never before heard. It is a language Sawyer uses with authority.” – Joe Vanderford