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709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Joe Bell & the Stinging Blades Celebrate 30 yrs of Cutting to the Quick

February 16, 2019  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $8


Who really knows what happened that moment 30 years ago when Joe Bell birthed The Stinging Blades? Was it a dark and stormy night with flashes of lightnin’ striking nearby, a fog-shrouded evening in the half-lit parking lot of a highway roadhouse, or  …..    There’s a story there. Who’s willing to tell it?

Conceived in cigarette smoke and nurtured on cold beer, the Stinging Blades are a bar band down to the marrow. Their mixture of Memphis Soul, New Orleans R&B, Blues, Rock & Roll, and finely honed original tunes all played with real feeling keeps a joint rocking. They never resort to the lowest common denominator in choice of tunes, but always try to lift the atmosphere to a higher plane while remaining anchored in carnal pelvic funk. If it’s feeling, quality tunes, and a healthy portion of Rock & Roll magic you desire, let the Blades cut off a slice for you.

The Stinging Blades will be bringing to the stage band members past and present to conjure up their unique Rock & Roll alchemy. They invite one and all to join them in celebrating 30 years of “cutting to the quick.”

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke Cancer Institute for programs researching prostate cancer treatments.