Friday, November 26, 2004

If you love Clarence... should come to the Baltimore Blues Competition tomorrow night. The info is as follows:

Nov 27, Saturday 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
American Legion Hall
1311 Seling Ave
Rosedale, MD 21237

We're going to be opening for WC Handy Award winner James Solberg (Luther Allison's bandmate).

This is an important gig because we lost to Melanie Mason last year at the DC Battle of the Bands. Clarence was disheartened about the whole competition thing and vowed never to enter any competition again. In fact, some people claimed we were robbed. However, Mae Brooks from the BBS saw Clarence play at the DC Blues Festival this year and encouraged him to enter the contest in Baltimore.

After the Blues Alley gig, Clarence pretty much gained a superstar status all across the DC metro area. For him to win this competition is more symbolic than pragmatic. I believe we have a chance to win.

Fellas, let's come tomorrow and celebrate the Clarence Turner Blues Band by cranking up some real traditional blues. Straight from the bluesman himself. Nap Turner says, "Don't forget the blues." He didn't say, "Don't forget rock blues." Let's all put this rock blues thing in the garbage and play some tasteful, nitty-gritty, from-the-heart 1-4-5's.

And the Blues Alley CD is coming soon...check out the cover!

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