Joe Bell & The Stinging Blades/Good Rockin’ Sam – Double Header!
August 22, 2015 · 8pm /$8
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.
Good Rocking SamGood Rocking Sam 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…blues, Memphis soul, Motown, New Orleans, some old funk mixed up.
GRS is Dave Sword (drums and vocals), Dave Mozier (keyboard, harp, vocals), Chuck Taylor (bass and vocals), and Mike Conway (guitar). They’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 they get about a dozen tunes together, they haul out the gear, and bounce between home studios to put it all down.