709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Joe Bell & The Stinging Blades CD Release Party

March 4, 2016  ·  Friday * 9pm * $10

The Blue Note Grill and the Stinging Blades invite you to celebrate the release of the band’s latest album, Tick Tock . On this two CD work, the Blades “let the music travel far and wide” as they delve into their R&B / Roots side on the first disc and explore a more Pop / Rock vein on the second. As a special promotion, free CDs will be given to the first 100 patrons with the price of admission! Please join us for what promises to be a rockin’ good time at the debut of this swell collection of new Blades tunes!
Conceived in cigarette smoke and nurtured on cold beer…such is the genesis of the Stinging Blades. A bar band down to the marrow, this band knows how to keep a joint rocking. Their rootsy mixture of Memphis Soul, New Orleans R&B, Blues and Rock & Roll combines high quality cover tunes with finely honed original songs, all played with real feeling and focus. This band jams. They lift the atmosphere to a musically higher plane while remaining anchored in the carnal pelvic funk. A looseness is there which allows for flashes of psychedelia that spin into musical ecstasy. If it’s feeling, quality tunes and a healthy portion of Rock & Roll magic you seek, let the Stinging Blades cut off a slice for you.
Joe Bell (vocals, harmonica), George Hindenach (drums), Bill McCarthy (guitar), Dick MacPhail (guitar), Chuck Taylor (bass), Lindsay Rosebrock (keyboards) and sometimes Joe MacPhail (keyboards)