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The Bobby Smith Band w/ Mama Tried

The Bobby Smith Band ft. Danny Beirne – A native of the Midwest , Bobby Smith started playing Blues and rock-and-roll professionally in the early 1980’s. His first record, “Two Sides” was nominated for two Washington music association “Whammies”. Since that time Bobby has been playing a blend of what he considers American music, rock-and-roll, Blues, R&B, and Rockabilly- mostly on the East Coast and in Holland. In addition to solo and single band shows he has done shows with Roy Buchanon, Gatemouth Brown, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Elvin Bishop, Danny Gatton, and The Stray Cats. Bobby also performs solo acoustic shows in which he does Folk-Blues, by artists like Mississippi John Hurt, Norman Blake, Johnny Winter, and his own original material. The CD “Bay Boy Blues” is a sample of this material.

Mama Tried is a 5-piece band from Charlottesville, Va., with Susan Munson on guitar and vocals, Charlie Pastorfield on guitar and vocals, Stuart Holme on bass, Kent Raine on drums, and Sam Johnston on keys, vocals and harmonica. These five play high-energy versions of early Grateful Dead songs, plus their own impressive material, with a heavy accent on improvisation. Even though their name is taken from a Merle Haggard tune, they are definitely a “jam band," with the ability to go out exploring while remaining cohesive, then get back smoothly to the original song, and make it all sound good. Members in Mama Tried also perform with some of Charlottesville's favorite bands, including Alligator, Mojo Pie, The Cows, and the Skip Castro Band. These seasoned musicians will not disappoint!

7PM Doors / 8:15PM Show

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Earlier Event: July 11
IX ROX
Later Event: July 13
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