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TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam: Host Good Rocking Sam

November 4, 2018  ·  Sunday * 5-8pm * NO Cover

With only three more 1st Sunday’s on the horizon before we send our 2018 Blues Challenge winners – Jon Shain and Chicken Shack – off to seek fame and fortune, we’re starting our Road to Memphis fundraising! Who better to kick that into high gear than our 2016 TBS Blues Challenge band winners – Good Ricking Sam. They know what’s key to making the trip fun and successful.

SO – expect a 50/50 raffle and more chances to win the autographed Squier Bullet Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar in Sea Foam Green – signed by BNG’s visiting guest musicians:   Will McFarlane, Fred Tackett & Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Rebecca and Meghan Lovell (Larkin Poe), Bobby Messano, Amanda Anne Platt (The Honeycutters), Gracie Curran, Cool John Ferguson, Chris O’Leary, Kara Grainger, Teresa James, Kevin Maines, Selwyn Birchwood, Billy Price, Joe Louis Walker, Jonathon Long, Danielle Nicole, Damon Fowler, Mark Wenner (The Nighthawks), Shemekia Copeland, and Maria Muldaur.

Get your musical “fix” by playing, dancing, or just having a great time. Musicians from all over the Triangle and beyond show up to play.

Our guest hosts this month:  Good Rocking Sam

GRS – 2016 TBS Blues Challenge Band winner – is a blues/r & b/roots outfit out of Durham, NC, home of the Piedmont Blues. GRS is big into the blues, but doesn’t really call itself a blues band, they just take it all in and try to put something original back out.

GRS is Dave Sword (drums and vocals), Dave Mozier (keyboard, harp, vocals), Chuck Taylor (bass and vocals), and Mike Conway (guitar). We’ve all slugged it out in the clubs in tons of local bands, and have been crossing paths for years. GRS grew out of jams/songwriting sessions at Dave’s place in lovely Efland, NC, and these sessions continue every week. Once we get about a dozen tunes together, we haul out the gear, and bounce between home studios to put it all down.

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.