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July 19, 2013

The blues get colorful with Black n Blues

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SHAMOKIN DAM —

That passion was almost cut short, both literally and physically, only a few weeks before the band was slated to perform at the IBC in Memphis when Farley nearly sliced off his fingers while examining a sword his brother had just given him for Christmas.

Fortunately, the damage was not permanent (ditto for the brother’s relationship) and the band performed amazingly well at the IBC.

Sunday’s gig at Skeeter’s marks somewhat of a return to the stage for the band, which has taken some time off  since Stopper and his wife Lori recently had twins. The break, however, allowed fellow band members to expand their solo gigs even further.

Now back in their blues groove, Black n Blues will be hitting the local music circuit stronger and louder.

“Were a rocking blues band with some funk overtones that love to perform,” said McMinn. “Skeeter’s is a wonderful place to enjoy music, especially on the patio. The views are great and the folks who run it are really nice.”

Best of all, by catching the band’s gig this weekend, not only will one experience a blues-infused time, but also the chance to support the talented musicians who call this part of the state home.

“Support live music in our region as much as you can. Don’t take for granted the quality musicians who have settled in this region and play often, at the many venues that support and host us,” Farley said. “You could pay bigger ticket prices, in bigger cities or get a comparably enjoyable show by seeing many acts right in your own town!”

 

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