11/4/18 TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam: Good Rocking Sam

TBS 1st Sunday Blues Jam
Host:  Good Rocking Sam
Sunday, November 4, 2018
The Blue Note Grill
Durham, NC

With only three more 1st Sunday’s on the horizon before we send our 2018 Blues Challenge winners – Jon Shain and Chicken Shack – off to seek fame and fortune, we’re starting our Road to Memphis fundraising! Who better to kick that into high gear than our 2016 TBS Blues Challenge band winners – Good Ricking Sam. They know what’s key to making the trip fun and successful.

SO – expect a 50/50 raffle and more chances to win the autographed Squier Bullet Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar in Sea Foam Green – signed by BNG’s visiting guest musicians:   Will McFarlane, Fred Tackett & Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Rebecca and Meghan Lovell (Larkin Poe), Bobby Messano, Amanda Anne Platt (The Honeycutters), Gracie Curran, Cool John Ferguson, Chris O’Leary, Kara Grainger, Teresa James, Kevin Maines, Selwyn Birchwood, Billy Price, Joe Louis Walker, Jonathon Long, Danielle Nicole, Damon Fowler, Mark Wenner (The Nighthawks), Shemekia Copeland, and Maria Muldaur.

Our guest hosts this month:  Good Rocking Sam

GRS – 2016 TBS Blues Challenge Band winner – is a blues/r & b/roots outfit out of Durham, NC, home of the Piedmont Blues. GRS is big into the blues, but doesn’t really call itself a blues band, we just take it all in and try to put something original back out…blues, Memphis soul, Motown, New Orleans, some old funk mixed up and served out to the world-wide internet. Here we are trolling the web, seeing if the long tail has room for a humble, yet sincere Triangle roots band.

GRS is Dave Sword (drums and vocals), Dave Mozier (keyboard, harp, vocals), Chuck Taylor (bass and vocals), and Mike Conway (guitar). We’ve all slugged it out in the clubs in tons of local bands, and have been crossing paths for years. GRS grew out of jams/songwriting sessions at Dave’s place in lovely Efland, NC, and these sessions continue every week. Once we get about a dozen tunes together, we haul out the gear, and bounce between home studios to put it all down.