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Tas Cru & his Band of Tortured Souls

Columbia Kettle Works
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Join us on Friday, April 27th, and enjoy a night of Blues music as we welcome Tas Cru & his Band of Tortured Souls along with opening act, MOE Blues, for a performance Above Kettle Works. Doors open at 6:00 pm. and the music starts at 6:45 pm. for this Free Admission event.

Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru's songs and testify to his reputation as one of the most unique bluesmen playing his trade today. It’s not for nothing that Cru has received wide praise for his songwriting. As Downbeat magazine notes, "His songs are blues poetry - crafted with rare verbal flair and his ability to cast a memorable hook is magical!" Bruce Iglauer, founder and president of Alligator Records, calls Cru “a rare, real writer.” Live, these songs are performed with power and passion as observed by Living Blues magazine, "The vivacity and sheer joy with which Cru plays is intoxicating!"

Tas is currently supporting his award-winning latest CD, "Simmered and Stewed" (2016), on Vizztone Records. It debuted at #1 on the Roots Music Report and 8 of its 12 songs have been in the top 25. It also debuted on the prestigious Living Blues chart at #2.

Get ready for some deep and dirty blues done right by opening act, Moe Blues. With their obvious enthusiasm, high energy, and passion, not to mention deep, dirty, primal blues music, this talented group will keep you movin' and groovin', boasting everything from classic blues to Albie’s originals. Look for Moe Blues Band debut album, “Homemade Boogie” to be released soon.

In the mood for some southern comfort soul food? Laurie's 717 Catering, LLC. will be joining us Above Kettle Works for the show. A growing favorite, located right here in Columbia, Laurie’s 717 Catering is putting out some amazing comfort soul food using handpicked fresh ingredients from local markets, to ignite your taste buds with an explosion of flavor.

Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Moe Blues from 6:45 to 7:30 pm.
Tas Cru & his Band of Tortured Souls from 8:00 to 9:30 pm.