Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bluebirds jamming with Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest; Sat, June 17, Linden, Tx / see musiccitytexas.org

The Bluebirds will be stroking their strings at the first T-Bone Walker Blues festival in Linden, Tx, Sat, June 17, says Bruce Flett.

The venue is Music City Texas Theatre. "It's a great place to see a band, and perfect for an all day music festival with many bands," says Flett. He continues, "Check out www.musiccitytexas.org for the schedule and lineup. T-Bone Walker was born in Linden nearly 100 years ago. He is credited with introducing the electric guitar to blues, an important milestone for sure! He was a great songwriter (Stormy Monday is perhaps his best known), and one of the greatest showmen to ever play guitar and entertain at the same time. He had a long and very successful career in America and Europe."

The Bluebirds will play a 45 minute set about 7pm. Later that night (appx 10pm) they are scheduled again, this time with Kenny Wayne Shepherd sitting in. "Buddy and Kenny will play a few acoustic blues numbers and then we jam out: Kenny and the Bluebirds."

See www.kennywayneshepherd.net

Other acts at the festival include Bobbie "Mercy" Oliver, Betty Lewis & the Executives, Diddley Squat, Whitey Johnson aka Gary Nicholson, and multi-Grammy winning singer-guitarist Keb Mo'.

Merch will be abundant: Bluebirds CDs, T-shirts, and the new DVD will all be available.

Linden, Texas is near Jefferson, Texas, says the road-tested Flett, who adds, " Next week the Bluebirds do another performance with Kenny Wayne Shepherd as our special guest. This time it's a fundraiser at Myatt Farms for mayoral candidate Cedric Glover. That's Thursday, June 22, from 6-9 pm."

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