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709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Bob Margolin / Nathan Pope Band

May 5, 2018  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10


Bob is very active in today’s Blues scene. He plays festivals, concerts, workshops, and clubs worldwide. In 2016 his last album My Road won two Blues Blast Magazine Award and in 2017 earned Bob three Blues Music Award nominations including a win for Best Male Traditional Blues Artist.

In early 2017 Bob was featured on The Last Waltz 40 Tour, celebrating the movie and concert. Bob was in the original, playing with Muddy Waters and The Band. Bob led songs played with Warren Haynes, Don Was, Jamey Johnson, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Michael McDonald, John Medeski, and more.

In 2018, Bob will be playing festivals, workshops, clubs, and overseas tours.
• with his trio
• with the Bobs of the Blues, Bob Corritore & Bob Stroger
• as a guest with other bands, making a stronger billing than separately.
• solo

Bob leads Mannish Boy from Last Waltz 40 tour:
“Heaven Mississippi” video from My Road:

From 1973-80 Bob played in Muddy Waters’ band, appearing on all of the albums Muddy made then and at special shows like The Last Waltz. While leading his band and playing his own music at his own shows, Bob still honors Muddy Waters in his music and special shows. as in December 2017 on this Facebook Live video that got 59,000 views on the Muddy Waters Official Facebook Page.

After nearly 50 years of playing the Blues, Margolin should be bestowed with the ‘icon’
title. He’s not just a link to many blues artists now gone from this world…but continues
to breathe new life into the genre. Be sure to follow Margolin down his own personal
Blues Highway by repeatedly listening to ‘My Road’. You won’t regret it. (Bill Mitchell/

Nathan Pope Band
Nathan is a young blues guitarist from the heart of North Carolina. He received his first guitar at the age of 2 and was teaching himself to play by the age of 7. Now at 15, he performs at festivals and venues across the state with a band of his own and has even been featured in Our State Magazine as a blues guitar prodigy. Each summer Nathan ventures to Clarksdale, MS for the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshop where he studies under the likes of Bob Margolin and Jonn Del Toro Richardson. In 2016 he represented the Triangle Blues Society in the Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Nathan has developed a very supportive fan base that enjoys his unique twist on the classics as well as his own original tunes. Find out more at