Page 8 - The Michigan Daily-- Friday, March 10, 1989
Bash exposes local blues acts
BY JED THOMPSON
SIDESTREAM smoke, overpriced beers and nowhere
to sit down. Sound good? It did to 800 blues fans who
packed the Blind Pig to hear five Detroit blues bands
imported by Blues Factory booking agency last Octo-
ber. Five of the fastest blues fillies in Blues Factory's
stable got some much needed exposure; and 800 people
got a soul-healing dose of fine local blues.
It worked so well that Mark Forman, co-founder of
Blues Factory Records, decided to do it again tomorrow
night. Forman -started the company two years ago to
get some of the fine Detroit talent into the studio and
into the ears of cities besides Detroit. The company has
two records in its catalog to date: a compilation, and a
live album by the Butler Twins, who were featured in
the blues festival in October. Forman's insidious plan
is to book multi-act shows until enough people dis-
cover the music, and then get the bands rooms and al-
bums of their own. The plan goes into action tomor-
Tow at the Pig.
Five different bands will play over six hours. The
festival also showcases a variety of bands, from the
dancey R&B of the Alligators to the gritty sounds of a
man who goes by Harmonica Shah. Here's a rundown
of the scheduled bands, probably not in order.
The Alligators are billed as a "tight ensemble, two-
step kind of band." With a band leader named Anton
Thunderbird, they must be cool. Plenty of "R&B dance
boogie" should heat the Pig up to its normal 105 de-
Little Jr. Kannaday has been on the scene in Detroit
for more than 20 years. He'll bring the voice of
experience onto the stage, and don't let the doubly
diminutive handle fool you, he'll be ready to stomp.
Code Blue features a guitar player named Art
Littsey. Forman assures me that "if Freddie King were
alive today, Art Littsey would be his twin brother."
For the uninitiated, this is akin to making serious
weight comparisons to Marlon Brando. You don't toss
it around lightly.
Harmonica Shah hails from Summerville, Texas,
and, yes, that is a stage name. This delta harmonica
stylist often leaves the stage, taking his gritty
harmonica work into the crowd. Growly vocals and
lowdown harp work promised.
The headliner for the night is the Detroit Blues
Band. They were twice voted Best Blues Band (say it
three times fast) by the Metro Times, Detroit's scaled-
down version of the Village Voice. The band is led by
guitarist Jimmy McCarty, a veteran of the blues and
rock scene with very serious credentials. He's played
with Hendrix and the Detroit Wheels (Mitch Ryder's
band). He was also lead guitar for the Rockets, who
you may remember; they had a great cover of Fleet-
wood Mac's "Oh Well" and were a staple of AOR radio
before breaking up a few years ago.
Tix are seven bucks, and if you stay the whole six
hours your personal contribution to the band will be
less than minimum wage. What a bargain!
T HE BLIND PIG BLUES BASH will begin at 8 p.m.
at the Blind Pig this Saturday night. Tickets are $7.
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,production the children are asked to
participate and determine the ending.
- Pregones will present all of their
productions in Ann Arbor. The group
will perform in high schools, pris-
ons, and also travel to areas in De-
VOICES OF STEEL will
formed on Friday, March
GRANTS will be performed on Sat-
urday, March 11. Both productions
begin at 8 p.m. at the Trueblood
Theater. Tickets may be purchased at
the Michigan League Box Office and
at the door. General admission $5,
students $3. Pregones is also holding
a free workshop on Saturday from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up, leave a
message at the English Department
(764-6330) for Buzz Alexander. Be
sure to leave your name and phone
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Steve Lacy to play a masterful sax
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BY MICHAEL TSCHIRHART
NEWCOMERS and longtime"listeners of jazz to-
gether will be glad to hear about a long overdue visitor.
Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy makes his first ever
state appearance this Saturday.
Virtually a legendary jazz figure, Lacy boasts a ca-
reer that spans over three and a half decades and includes
more than 60 albums. His guest performances have in-
cluded recordings with jazz leaders Miles Davis and
Beyond enduring and prolific, Lacy's music is
nothing if not authentic. Lacy developed the important
qualities of improvisation and experimentation at a
young age while playing with one of the artists who
attracted him to jazz, Thelonious Monk.
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The sometimes awkward, always interesting soprano
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