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A 'BLUES PLATE SPECIAL' to benefit MEALS ON WHEELS ,COWETA ! Two of the south's greatest blues artists Eric Culberson from Savannah, Ga, & Barry Richman coming in from Atlanta, along with some of the best bands you'll hear this year right here in beautiful downtown Newnan @ The ALAMO!
The Eric Culberson Band hails from Savannah, Ga and is steeped in Blues tradition. They are a very popular, high energy three piece band that has been pleasing audiences for over 20 years on the road in countless clubs, festivals and private occasions.With over a million miles on the road, the ECB are definitely seasoned musicians that have built a reputation based on consistency, dependability, and professionalism. The ECB's material consists of many different styles of Blues music, from "gut-bucket" Delta Blues (Muddy Waters, Louisana Red, ) to Urban Funk Blues (Son Seals, Freddy King), to Texas Swing (Albert Collins, the Vaughn Brothers), to Chicago Blues (Jr Wells, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Elmore James), so everyone in the audience gets the best of many worlds.The ECB also have over 2 dozen original compositions that have appealed to the music lovers looking not only for traditonal Blues music, but fresh new energy and material as well. Here's what the critics have said about the originals... Blues Review: "A virtual tour de force of fret-burning guitar work. (Culberson) has developed a mature Texas-meets-Chicago sound that generates sparks without being overwrought or flashy. And most promising of all, there isn't a weak cut on the entire album. Guitarist and vocalist Eric Culberson reintroduces the public to what Texas blues guitar sounded like in the pre-Vaughan era when the genre was defined by the likes of Freddie King, Johnny Copeland and Albert Collins" Real Blues Magazine: "This one transcends color/cultural barriers and I'm inclined to believe this boy's from somewhere down in cottonmouth country. Put this one on your must-have list. It's a real blues delight. King Snake has a big blues talent with potential to conquer the blues world." Rated.- 5 big bottles." Living Blues: "Culberson is working toward defining a contemporary vocabulary and style for electric blues, a difficult but crucial task if the genre is to remain vital. A powerful album that never sags for a moment, "No Rules to the Game" is required listening." CD Review Magazine: "If you haven't heard of this talent I suggest you check out this CD. Fans of Tinsley Ellis are sure to like this recording." But that's not all. The boys can Rock n Roll, too. Having opened for Johnny Winter, J Geils, Ted Nugent just to name a few, the ECB can take the Blues places most Blues bands cannot successfully. Fluent in the style of Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and the Rolling Stones, they recently released an 11 song disc, ' In the Outside" featuring all original Rock n Roll, ranging from Ballads to Barn Burners. If you want the best bang for your buck, these guys are who you want to talk to. " I can play anywhere for a dollar. I like to think of playing in venues as an investment for us and the club owner/festival promoter. I want to build the clientele, meet people and make new friends to come back to over and over. We love what we do, and we do what we love." Culberson says.
Doors at 6p. Show 9p-1a.
Savannah bluesman Eric Culberson returns to our stage at Bamboo Room. The Eric Culberson Band is a high energy three piece band that has been pleasing audiences for over 20 years on the road in countless clubs and festivals. Drawing on the influences of Freddie and Albert King, Culberson has developed a style that is based on that tradition yet has a totally fresh and energetic sound. He has a piercing, direct guitar style played with some real depth, feeling and fire.