Presented by Train 2 Trane
Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Robert Lee Coleman, Albert White, Shelton Powe, Ardie Dean and Nashid Abdul Khaaliq
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM (event ends at 11:00 pm)
Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Georgia Folk Legend award winner, Watkins set fire to the stage with Piano Red in the 1950’s and 1960’s, worked with James Brown, B.B. King and Ray Charles, kept the heat going in Atlanta blues clubs for decades, and she is not about to give up her striding, acrobatic style just because she’s marched past 70.
***The Train 2 Trane Jazz and Blues Series at the Haw River Ballroom is a fundraiser for the Children's Museum of Alamance County and is sponsored by the Hayden Harman Community Projects.
Robert Lee Coleman
Robert Lee Coleman, the original guitar player for the JB's who recorded "Hot Pants," "Make it Funky," and was on Live at the Apollo
Albert White began playing guitar in the late ‘50s with his legendary uncle, Piano Red, and his group “Dr. Feelgood & the Interns. Since then, Albert has performed with Joe Tex, The Tams, Ray Charles and many such artists during his 50 year tenure as a Blues and R&B musician. Albert still devotes himself to music, performing with his old band member Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and recording Music Maker CDs, including his solo album, The Soul of the Blues.
Shelton Powe is a Carolina Bluesman who was passed the tradition from his elders and has just released his first album of acoustic blues and gospel.
Ardie Dean and Nashid Abdul Khaaliq
Ardie Dean has been drummer and musical director for the Music Maker Blues Revue for 15 years and has traveled through 7 countries with the MM Blues Revue.
Nashid Abdul Khaaliq is the Music Maker Blues Revue's bass and holds this show together with formal jazz training from Berklee College of Music, he has recorded his own albums and has worked on albums by Najee and other contemporary jazz artists.
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