FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY: The Fat Bastards Blues Band/Kelly Howerton
July 22, 2016 · Friday * 9pm * NO Cover
The TBS Road2Memphis winners return to the scene of the crime after at the IBC!
And we come out fat, with nothing held back.
2009 Triangle Blues Society Blues Challenge Winner
2012 Cape Fear Blues Society Blues Challenge Winner
2015 Triangle Blues Society Blues Challenge Winner
Kelly Howerton is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter originally from Missouri who now finds himself living in Durham by way of Des Moines, Iowa. Winner of the Triangle Blues Society’s solo/duo competition he represented the society at the 2016 International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee.
He excels at bringing a diverse spectrum of sounds to his live performances. From acoustic fingerpicked guitar with self-accompaniment on harmonica, to electric bottleneck blues guitar, to honky-tonk piano playing, Kelly Howerton is a one-man variety show. However what does remain constant throughout Kelly’s performances is his commitment to good quality songwriting and meaningful lyrics.
When he had the opportunity to play at the American Roots Music & Arts Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, Blackbird Production Partners described him as a “prolific songwriter with beautiful melodies who should not be missed.”
For Kelly, it is all about the song and the story within it; the music is simply a vehicle, but it’s a hell of a ride!