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TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam: Guest Host Charlley Ward & Bull City Blues Band + IBC Solo/Duo Winner Jon Shain

March 3, 2019  ·  Sunday * 5-8pm * NO Cover

It’s 1st Sunday again, and we want to see you in the house! Musicians from all over the Triangle and beyond show up to play.

Our guest host this month: Bull City Blues Band.

But first – congratulations to our very own Jon Shain, who took top honors for the big win for solo/duo at the IBC in Memphis last month. We couldn’t be prouder of Jon. Click the video to watch Jon’s win (at the 5:35 mark):

https://www.facebook.com/TheBluesFoundation/videos/468368733694940/

Jon will join us for a short set right after Bull City Blues Band. Come out and show Jon how proud we are of him!

Plus the N&O did a great piece:
https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article225154500.html?fbclid=IwAR0iMgTrx0pnsT24iYBylMvZ4siEWzf7yfSrLnDbOZ6GFdG7RnyoMItvrg

The Bull City Blues Band have been North Carolina original modern piedmont blues artists since 1991. Charlley Ward and Daniel Anderson provide tandem lead and slide guitars and are the group’s songwriters. Charlley is also the group’s lead vocalist. The rhythm section consists of Eddie Werz and Dana Thalhiemer. Eddie studied bass at both Virginia Commonwealth University and Berklee School of Music and Dana studied percussion at North Texas State University where he acquired an undergraduate degree in jazz studies.

The Bull City Blues Band were the recent winners of the 2016 Cape Fear Blues Challenge and are previous winners of The Piedmont Blues Society Blues Challenge. They have performed live in support of the notable piedmont blues artist John D. Holman and has performed as opening act or on the same bill with: Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Safire -Uppity Blues Women, Cephas and Wiggins, Walter Wolfman Washington, Aaron Funderburk and the Rockets and Tyrone Davis.

Awards
Semi-Finalists in the 2017 International Blues Challenge, winner of the 2016 The Cape Fear Blues Challenge and a previous winner of The Piedmont Blues Society Blues Challenge.

Triangle Blues Society (TBS), is a 501(c3) all-volunteer non-profit organization that has been an affiliate member of The Blues Foundation in Memphis since 1996, working together to support, promote, and grow blues music in the greater Raleigh-Durham North Carolina area.