Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thanks to Mac Arnold and the band for working so hard to keep the music alive.
MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O’BLUES will put on a special family-friendly, community outreach performance on Monday morning, May 16, 2011. Mac Arnold is a Blues legend and one of the last to have worked with everyone from Muddy Waters to James Brown. Mac is a 2010 recipient Best Historical Album from the 31st Blues Music Awards for his participation on the 1966 recording Muddy Waters – Authorized Bootleg: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium (Geffen Records). Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brownon piano and when he moved to Chicago Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He has recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his friend Don Cornelius. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn’t playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. Backed by his band, Mac Arnold does vocals, plays bass and his iconic Gas Can Guitars. Mac will showcase his Blues in the Schools program where he explains his legendary role in American Blues history.
LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) brings many international and acclaimed artists to the festival. Through LEAF in Schools & Streets (LSS), many of the artists also REACH OUT to our local community through workshops, residencies, and enrichment programs. This special event is focused on creating arts and cultural opportunities for families, school groups and the general community. LEAF in Schools & Streets (LSS) has provided low-cost pricing to make this performance accessible to schools, families & the general community.
Friday, May 20, 2011
With the new blogspot site I can't seem to get all photos to rotate and display correctly. Well, I'm over it. Tired of trying to figure it out. So, from time to time you will see photos that are sideways, etc. So sorry. Here's Kerrie's subtle yellow toyota.
When the Greencards come to your town, do yourself a HUGE favor and take the time to see this incredible band. High energy, exceptional musicians, and a lot of fun to watch. I hope they make it to Tampa soon.