Date(s) - Sep. 24
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buddy Guy’s Right-Hand Man! Making the Chicago Connection!
Frank Bang, who is born and raised in Chicago, worked his way up through the ranks to play with Blues Master and Legend Buddy Guy. As Buddy’s guitar player for 5 years “I always was the blues guitarist in every band I played in, no matter Funk, or Rock …
“I was always the Blues guy in the band.” …The Love of his Chicago Blues led him to Buddy Guy’s Legends.
“I started there in 1991, I did everything from change the merchandise, to paint the place. I even cooked brunch two Blues Festival weekends with Sam Guy, Buddy’s brother.”
“Between Buddy Guy, Magic Slim and The Teardrops and just the club “Legends” changed my life forever. It all came full circle when I joined Buddy Guy’s band at the end of 1999. It was an incredible experience, playing with Buddy every night for 5 years, touring every summer with B.B. King, seeing the world, and playing with your idols and inspiring the greats that inspired me. It was an amazing experience.”
Boarding begins at 3pm. Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, (http://tnriverboat.com/blues-cruises-2/) and by calling (865) 525-7827. Tickets are just $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Smoky Mountain Blues Society Members can enjoy a special discount. Each voyage will also have a limited food menu and full bar available.