Patrick Dodd

Patrick Dodd

Spend enough time in Memphis and sooner than later, the blues will find a way into your soul.
Born and raised in Memphis, Patrick Dodd has spent the majority of his musical career on the outskirts of the blues; embracing the traditional chord progressions and learning to channel the emotional experience into his songs.
After a successful run with the Patrick Dodd Band in the mid 90's, Dodd left music to focus on his young family. Almost 10 years and a lifetime of difficult experiences later, he's returned to his roots and found his true voice in the shadow of the blues.
Patrick has quickly become a staple on the blues scene in Memphis and won the favor of the legendary Blues icon, Bobby "Blue" Bland who called him the day before his sold out 80th birthday celebration and said, "Son, you got an old soul. You just got to let go and play from your heart. Don't you worry about finding somebody to help you - play from your soul and they'll find you!"
Often compared to Albert King, Marc Broussard, Johnny Guitar Watson and Mississippi Fred McDowell, Dodd's soulful style is a fiery mix of passion, melody, rhythm and soul. He is the bridge between the roots of blues music and the contemporary influence of southern rock, roots and jam music.

The Stone Sugar Shakedown

The Stone Sugar Shakedown, a Funk, Rock, Jam band from Saint Louis, Missouri, was united by a love of musical exploration, improvisation, & getting soulfully nasty.

The group's sound involves consistent interplay between instruments and the musical chemistry of its members. There is a constant balance of form and flow, structure and spontaneity, stone and sugar.

Since Fall 2009, The Shakedown has played a great deal of shows and festivals around the Midwest including Camp Zoe's Schwagstock, 2010 7 2011 Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois, and has shared the ticket with bands like: Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, Cornmeal, Whitewater Ramble, moe., Umphrey's McGee, Steel Pulse, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Yonder Mountain String Band, Papadosio, The Avett Brothers, The Schwag, Melvin Seals & JGB, and Zappa Plays Zappa.

Everyone could enjoy The Shakedown's music. It welcomes people of all ages, genders, types, and backgrounds. Thus, the audience is ever expanding. At the shows, the group wants its fans to let their minds wander, and feel free to become just as much a part of the collective vibe as the musicians onstage.

This wave's getting bigger and bigger, and there's no slowing the momentum.



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