If you have never been to a Detroit Blues Society Meeting and Jam, do yourself a favor and check out the event at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bachelors One, 1967 Cass Lake Road in Keego Harbor.
The monthly events are short on meeting and long on jams.
This month’s host band is Erich Goebel and the Flying Crowbars. Goebel is a fantastic guitarist and singer. He’ll be joined Saturday by bassist Chris Rumel and drummer Dave Watson. They will open the evening with a set of music, then turn the stage over to jammers. Traditionally, some of Detroit’s top performers make it out to the jam to share music and friendship. It’s a great way to see lots of different performers and there’s no cover charge.
The next event in a concert series organized by musician Greg Nagy is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Scooter’s Bar and Grill in Flint.
George Bedard and the Kingpins are this month’s featured performers. Bedard is a rockabilly guitarist who has been a seminal figure on the Michigan roots rock scene for more than 20 years.
The event will also feature Nagy, Laura Rain and The Caesars, and more.
Steve Nardella is up next in the series, performing on Nov. 17.
The next Attic Dwellers acoustic circle jam session is from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct, 13, at Paycheck’s Lounge in Hamtramck (1 to 5 p.m.). Beginners as well as seasoned musicians will enjoy themselves at the free event. You can go and just listen too.
Looking for something to do midweek?
Three awesome choices are available next week.
At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, legendary R&B/funk guitarist Dennis Coffey performs at the Blues and Jazz Series at the Southfield Public Library. Coffey is perhaps best known for his work with Motown’s Funk Brothers, and added unique rockin’ guitar sounds on recordings such as Temptations’ hits “Cloud Nine” and “Psychedelic Shack,” Edwin Starr’s “War,” and Freda Payne’s “Band of Gold,” among many, many others.
Coffey also had instrumental hits, including “Scorpio” and “Taurus,” as a solo artist.
Also on Wednesday, Oct. 16, blues guitar great Coco Montoya takes the stage at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills.
Callahan’s hosts legendary British bluesman John Mayall on Thursday, Oct. 17. Over the years, Mayall’s groups have included guitarists including Eric Clapton, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, and Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones.
Check their schedule at www.atcallahans.com
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