Free For All Fridays: Lee Gildersleeve and the Bad Dogs
July 8, 2016 · Friday * 9pm * No Cover
Rocking the Blues since before he was born – Lee is one of the Triangle’s finest bluesmen. Lee and the Dogs guarantee a great show, for any occasion.
Lee Gildersleeve was in the first wave of young blues rock guitarists that emerged in the 1960s’ blues revival. In over four decades of performing, Lee’s guitar playing has been featured with rock and roll legends Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, rocker George Thorogood, rockabilly icon Sleepy La Beef, blues divas Koko Taylor and Marcia Ball, L.A. legend Stacy Robin, and scores of talents from coast to coast. His current band, the Bad Dogs, covers a wide range of material from Lowell Fulsom, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, and Rufus Thomas, along with many of his own original numbers. Jordan Lawrence of The Independent recently wrote “If you’re looking for a lesson in how the blues first bled into rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll find a living demonstration in singer-guitarist Lee Gildersleeve.” As Bo Diddley said of Lee, “He gets it.” And you will too.