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4th Saturday Swing Presents Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines

July 22, 2017
7:30 pm
Ashkenaz

Doors Open at 7:30 pm Dance lesson starts at 8 pm with a 9 pm performance Tickets are $15 Macy Blackman & the Mighty Fines bring the best in New Orleans dance music to our monthly 4th Saturday Swing. Dance lessons will be available prior to the performace. Macy Blackman and his hard-driving band the Mighty Fines revitalize the hottest Crescent City Soul, from New Orleans greats Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, and a host of other favorites. They also feature music from their latest CD, "Friskin' the Whiskers." Originally from Delaware, Macy Blackman made his professional debut at the age of 12 and has played music most of his life, eventually moving to San Francisco. He put together the Mighty Fines in 2003. Relocated from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs became the band's baritone saxophonist. Nancy Wright sings and plays tenor sax (she's worked with everyone from Elvin Bishop to B.B. King), alongside drummer Larry Vann (of Ron Thompson's Resistors, and Elvin Bishop) and bassist Bing Nathan (Lavay Smith, Lost Weekend). www.macyblackman.com

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