A quintet of seasoned musical scholars that brings audiences a heaping plate full of old school R&B, Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll with a little country garnish on the side Satchmo Babcock includes present and former members of the legendary Stinging Blades: Joe Bell (harmonica / vocals), George Hindenach (percussion), Rob McIntire (bass / vocals), Lindsay Rosebrock (keyboards), and John Worthington (guitar / vocals).
A soulful set from these fellows explores the catalogs of such artists as: Slim Harpo, Doug Sahm, Dan Penn, Don Covay, Big Joe Turner, Junior Parker, Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Tom Waits and many more.
Wes is a regular guy kinda guy, you know, librarian by day, award winning songwriter by night. Wes also happens to know a whole bunch of fabulous songwriters with whom he enjoys sharing the stage. We are fortunate this time he'll join up with Andrew Delaney of Arlington, TX, an unorthodox voice in the songwriter scene for a decade now. In that time, he has self-released nine full-length albums, won numerous accolades for his writing, and had his songs recorded and performed by artists all over the US. He is a consummate storyteller, often hilarious and heavy in the same breath. Delaney’s ability to entertain even while speaking on the darkest of subjects led Rich Warren of WFMT Radio, Chicago to call him “The Alfred Hitchcock of singer/songwriters.”
Andrew’s newest release “Whatever Still Remains” is primarily a home enterprise with Delaney playing producer and engineer after spending his last three studio efforts studying over the shoulder of Grammy winner Steve Christensen (Steve Earle’s “Townes”). On “Whatever Still Remains”, Andrew embraces his unapologetic love for things like monster movies, Andre The Giant, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and uses them to frame up universal stories of wonder, loss, and the search for belonging. The album features guest appearances by folk notables Ordinary Elephant, Justin Farren, Alice Wallace, and Mia Rose Lynne - among others.
Delaney continues to build his reputation in the folk world with his selection to the 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist Showcase. His past accomplishments include: winning the 2017 Songwriter Serenade; performing as a finalist in the 2017 Rocky Mountain Song Contest at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival; being named an Official Selection at the 2017 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR for his music video directorial debut “Howard”; and playing the main stage at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2016 after being a finalist three times in the famed Kerrville New Folk Competition.
2018 also finds Andrew producing records for Dallas, TX songwriter Justin Pickard and Denver, CO’s Emily Barnes.
Check Andrew out at www.andrewdelaneymusic.com
Find Wes at www.wescollins.com
Join us with the Thunder Mountain All-Star Revue, featuring the usual suspects, Alan Thomas, Tommy Hartley, Ken Johnson, Andy Cheek, Gary Custer, and our very own Verne Dregalla to dance the night away.
Celebrate the season with seasoned musicians and long-time friends!
Wes Collins / Andrew Delaney
Annual Holiday Party!
All shows start at 8, unless otherwise noted.
$5 at the door, and pass the hat for the band.
North 87 South • 8874 Hwy 87, Graham, NC 27253