Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lotsa Sax Appeal....

Eddie Shaw "kept the band together" as the Wolf Gang.

He was the bandleader and played sax with Howlin' Wolf for many years and has kept the name alive as a tribute.

He travels all across the United States, Europe and South America honoring his 17 years working and playing with his mentor.

Mad River was a great venue and the packed room kept the food and beverages coming all night long.

The manager was all smiles as this evening of the 22nd annual Lowcountry Blues Bash played to the crowd.

Eddie's son Vaan Shaw played his 3-neck guitar on stage and on a musical stroll through the delighted audience.

Solos such as "Rainy Night In Georgia" by Lafayette "Shorty" Gilbert on bass showed his vocal talents.

Drummer Merle Perkins was keeping the beat in the background.

As promised (to myself) I got up and walked around taking pictures from different angles. It helped because the sore back had subsided quite a bit this morning.

A steady stream of servers laden with food and glasses made me pick my moments to step into an aisle.

It was a fun evening. Thanks Gary!

(Click on the photos to see more details.

The portable lighting was all from one side so photography was tricky.

It's always fun to step back to black & white - or even sepia toning - for a change.

Thanks for stopping by. Go to the links to hear some actual sounds.

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At Thu Feb 16, 08:58:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drummer with Eddie Shaw was Merle Perkins...thanks for the coverage, Chuck!

At Thu Feb 16, 09:17:00 AM , Blogger chuckography said...

Oops. My bad. It has been corrected. Thanks.


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