This is a benefit for the Carolina Childrens Charity, a nonprofit that raises money to help pay the medical bills for children with serious illness, a very worthy cause indeed. Check out the attached flyer for more info.
For those of you who are wondering, the Groove Train is a lot like MMM except that they have added a saxophonist/guitarist, the very talented Christopher Cisneros, and they play a lot more of the upbeat, R&B and dance tunes that will get you out of your seat.
They will be performing on a stage in the back garden of the Three Mariners pub, Oare, near Faversham, Kent, as part of the third mOare music festival– the brainchild of former Average White Band guitarist Hamish Stuart.
Read more over at This Is Kent
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Ellas Otha Bates, who became Elias McDaniel, but was of course, better known as Bo Diddley, died Monday, at his home in Archer, Florida, at the age of 79. The cause of his death was given as heart failure.
He was famous for such blues classics as “Who Do You Love?”, Before You Accuse Me”, and of course “Bo Diddley”. His signature rhythm became known as the Bo Diddley beat.
I was fortunate enough to see him play live in England in the early 1980′s, and a great performance it was too, in a dance hall that was big enough to contain the audience, but small enough for it to be a more intimate kind of event than one gets in a concert hall.
Bo Diddley may be gone, but his music, and his musical influences will live on.