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Saturday
05
MAY

Luxuriant Sedans, Sam Frazier Band, Andy Squint

20:00
00:00
The Ramkat
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The Luxuriant Sedans hail from the fertile musical stomping grounds of the North Carolina Piedmont. The band’s five members - Mike “Wezo” Wesolowski (vocals, harp); Ed Bumgardner (bass, vocals); Rob Slater (guitar); Gino "Woo Funk" Grandinetti (guitar) and Larry Carman (drums) - are veteran musicians with experience in myriad musical genres, from alternative music to country-rock to jazz, vintage soul and funk to rock ‘n’ roll. The common ground for their backgrounds is blues, but The Luxuriant Sedans is no typical fedora-wearing, licks-off-of-records blues band. Rather, the band’s deep musical versatility takes the blue soul in its music and adds an element of rock ‘n’ roll energy that celebrates taste and individuality.

The Sam Frazier Band is a trio comprised of Sam, Chris Micca (Lake Isle, The Malamondos, Brad Brooks) on bass and Cliff Greeson (Tornado, Swamp Cats, Dakota Joe) on drums. They play material from the aforementioned CDs along with funky/bluesy interpretations of other people’s music. Some folks like to listen and some folks like to dance!

Andy Squint cut his teeth as a member of the Swamp Cats in Baton Rouge, LA. As the house guitarist at Tabby's Blues Box in Baton Rouge Andy opened each show by singing a few songs then continued on to play in the backing band for many top Louisiana Blues & Zydeco guest artists. After "The Box" closed, Andy worked with such Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame members as Oscar Davis and Slim Harpo's guitarist, James Johnson.

After relocating to High Point, NC, in 2010, Andy has performed at many Piedmont area festivals including Greensboro's 25th Anniversary Carolina Blues Festival. His second CD, Down by the River, released in 2011 features Andy alone and acoustic.

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