We play 11:50-12:35, but it's an all day event so come early and stay late!
Capitol Blues Night in Washington DC! Featuring Ironing Board Sam, Cool John Ferguson, Sol Roots, and more. A fundraiser for Music Maker Relief Foundation. Tickets are $100
October 4th (Old Murphy School Durham, NC) - 50 Music Maker Artists! 2pm – 8pm - Admission includes food, drink, and music, music, music! - $150 admission, $100 is tax deductible The Homecoming Celebration will be the largest gathering of Music Maker artists ever! Who’s coming so far: Big Ron Hunter, Boo Hanks, Captain Luke, Cool John Ferguson, Ironing Board Sam, John Dee Holeman, Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Pura Fe, Shelton Powe,Tim and Susan Wells, The Branchettes, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Sweet Betty, Drink Small, Eddie Tigner, Robert Lee Coleman, Dr Dixon, David Bryant, Algia Mae Hinton, Lil’ Joe, Nashid Abdul, Albert White, Ardie Dean, Bubba Norwood, Lakota John and Kin, Harvey Dalton Arnold, Lightnin’ Wells, Deer Clan Singers, Lee Gates, Major Handy, Alabama Slim, Little Freddie King, Little Pink Anderson, Dave McGrew, PeeWee Hayes, Gerald Robinson, Tad Walters, Jeffrey Scott, Sol Roots There are a limited number of tickets available for the Saturday event – get them before they’re gone!
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Bio: Ironing Board Sam is a true original and, as he likes to call himself, a real character. Born Samuel Moore in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1939, the charismatic singer, songwriter and piano player can remember trying to pound out notes on the family pump organ when he was just two years old. Seve...See Full Bio
"Then came the revue’s secret weapon - if it’s possible to be secret while wearing a golden suit and black leather hat. The attire was subdued compared with the persona, however. Ironing Board Sam, 73 years young, sang like his pants were on fire and attacked his keyboard as if it had sinned. He even dragged it from its stand and played it kneeling on the floor. When he sang Have You Seen My Baby? he left the stage to ask each audience member. (No one had.) He stormed across Ray Charles’ What I’d Say and then caressed Over The Rainbow. His maverick keyboard playing, meanwhile, carried weird echoes of Thelonious Monk and Sun Ra.