Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 2-4 pm
THE DETROIT BLUES HERITAGE SERIES
A Collaboration between the Scarab Club and the Detroit Blues Society
DETROIT ROCKABILLY BLUES
Featuring George Bedard and the Kingpins
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George Bedard is a seminal figure on the Michigan roots music scene. In the 1960’s, while teaching himself guitar, George expanded his musical horizons by listening to all the Blues greats. By the 1970’s he had teamed up the Guitarist Steve Nardella and formed the very popular band the Silvertones, which became Ann Arbor’s most popular Blues and Rockabilly Band.
George Bedard has been entertaining audiences ever since. Joining George Bedard in the Kingpins are David Roof on Stand-up Bass and Rich Dishman on Drums. The set will begin with some classic rockabilly featuring the awesome David Roof, master of the slap bass technique, which he performs with several bands around Michigan. “We’ll pay special attention to the Blues and R &B tunes that the first wave of rockabilly artists like Elvis and Carl Perkins were influenced by, but recorded in their own styles,” says Bedard who himself was called one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet by Goldmine Magazine
The Detroit Blues Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to the preservation, education and advancement of the Blues tradition as it relates to the Metro Detroit area. The Scarab Club 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to promoting a variety of creative expressions consisting of the visual, auditory and written arts. For more information please call the Scarab Club (313-831-1250) or contact the Detroit Blues Society at email@example.com or at 586-801-6912.