An Evening with Bob Margolin
“The … approach is pure, the music sounds right in front of you, no added sugar. No artificial ingredients.”— Bob Margolin, multiBlues Music Award Winner
Back by Popular Demand, The Fiddle & Bow Society is excited to present “An Evening with Bob Margolin.” Bob will again be featured with special guest Tad Walters.
Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 day of the show.
Ticket charges: A $3 processing fee and NC Sales Tax per ticket
Box Office opens at 7:00pm.
His January 2020 newly released acoustic album “This Guitar and Tonight”, won the 2020 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album of the Year from The Blues Foundation and the 2020 Blues Blast Music Award for “Best Acoustic Blues Album”. Bob has some great stories to share about his decades on the road as Muddy Waters’ guitar player. He performed in the original “The Last Waltz” and continues to perform in The Last Waltz tour nearly every year. He will soon release his new duo album with Bob Corritore. He tours regularly all over the world, so we are very fortunate to be able to have in back in Greensboro.
Bob Margolin is a Steady Rollin’ Blues guitar player and singer who tours worldwide with his band, solo, or as a featured guest. He delivers original songs and the spirit of Chicago Blues that he learned onstage and recording in Muddy Waters’ band from 1973-1980. You can see him with Muddy and The Band in the Last Waltz film from 1976 all the way to live in the all-star 2022 Last Waltz shows by Blackbird Presents. Bob is known for his slide guitar, powerful vocals and the sound, stories and time travel of his experiences and with the legends he knew.
Bob’s new album is So Far, with harp master Bob Corritore. Already well-known in the Blues World, they collaborate on an acoustic duo album for the first time. Special guest guitarist-vocalist Jimmy Vivino graces two songs.
Bob is touring now. The 2022 Last Waltz May shows feature Warren Haynes, Don Was, Grace Potter, Jamey Johnson, Larry Campbell and more. Bob also does duo shows with Jimmy Vivino, “Just 2 Guitars & 200 Stories,” intimate and entertaining. He plays festivals with “The Bobs of the Blues” with Bob Corritore and Bob Stroger.
Bob’s all-acoustic album, This Guitar & Tonight, was released on Oct. 25, 2019. It won the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Award for Best Acoustic Blues Album 2020. Bob won Blues Music Awards for Best Male Traditional Artist in 2017 and for Best Blues Guitarist in 2008 and 2005. He is a founding partner and recording artist for the VizzTone Label Group. He’s the Music Director of the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Masterclass Workshops. He won the Blues Foundation’s 2013 Keeping The Blues Alive award for Journalism. He is both your show tonight and living history. Baby don’t you want to go?
About Tad Walters:
Tad Walter has been playing with Bob for around 25 years, off and on. He plays guitar, harmonica, and sings Blues, Rock and Roll, Soul, Jazz, and some Country.
Born in Canton, Ohio, and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tad Walters began playing the guitar at age 12. As he was developing his guitar skill, Tad picked up the harmonica a couple years later at fourteen. He was influenced by the likes of Blind Boy Fuller, Robert Lockwood, Charlie Patton, Robert Nighthawk, and John Jackson, among others, and began his professional music career with the Bob Margolin Band in 1996. In that four year period he traveled the world with the band and played with musicians like Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Billy Boy Arnold, Cary Bell, and others. In 2001, Tad joined the Big Bill Morganfield band and stayed until 2004. Tad is now teaching guitar and harmonica lessons and concentrating on Piedmont blues and old-time jazz with Dave Andrews.
“Bob Margolin continues to stretch his boundaries on every recording, which is just part of what makes him a national treasure.” -Bill Mitchell, BluesBytes