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Date(s) - April 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Concourse
4328 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN
United States

Bluegill Productions Presents:
at The Concourse

presents the Blues

Featuring Leftfoot Dave & The Magic Hats
with special guest, Bluegill

Friday, April 21, 2023
Tickets: $10 + fees Advance | $15 At The Door
(children 12 & under are free)
5PM Doors | 6PM Show

Limited seating available

It’s been a helluva year for Leftfoot Dave Overall since he and his band, The Magic Hats, performed at Friday Night Live last April. During that time, he had to have all five of his toes and part of his foot amputated because osteomyelitis, a bacterial infection, was discovered in his foot, and it was spreading. And to rub salt in his wounds, it was his left foot! As if that wasn’t enough, while in the hospital, he was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. But it’s hard to keep a good Bluesman down, and Leftfoot Dave is definitely a good Bluesman, which we soon learned back in the day when, as a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, he started showing up with his French horn at Blues Jams around town. Then we learned that he was one of the best Blues singers in Knoxville, as well. Next thing you know, he gathered up some of Knoxville’s top Blues musicians to form The Magic Hats, and they began playing “French horn infused Blues” for enthusiastic audiences all around. Nowadays, he has set aside his French horn in favor of the mellophonium, which looks sort of like a cross between a French horn and a trumpet, and sometimes he plays two of them at once! But no matter what horn or horns Leftfoot Dave is playing, when he gets together with The Magic Hats – Michael Jordan (guitar/vocals), James Ladd (bass), and Jeff Hauschildt (drums) – they’ll stir some R&B, funk, and soul, with a pinch of Cajun into their pot of original Blues and unique arrangements of classic Blues to create a tasty stew of music that you are sure to love! Or as they say for short – they’ll be droppin’ the BLUESHAMMA! And as if that wasn’t enough, they will also have the infamous “Bluegill” singing a few with them. Whoo-Wee!!

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