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Saturday, March 31, 2012

26th Annual Carolina Blues Festival

P.O Box 9737 Greensboro, NC 27429

Contact: John Amberg


26TH Year Brings Major National, Regional and Local Blues Artists to Greensboro

The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society has secured an all-star line-up of three national, one regional and
two local blues acts to perform at the 26th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, presented by YES! Weekly, under
the big tent at Festival Park in Downtown Greensboro, May 19.

Headlining the festival is Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, two raucous, high–energy Texas roadhouse
bluesmen that perform blistering solos, irresistible shuffles and subtle ballads. Also appearing is Eric Gales, a
guitar phenom and dazzling soulful technician. Even though you might have seen him playing at the Hendrix
Experience held recently at the War Memorial Auditorium in March this left-handed virtuoso with the upsidedown
guitar is certainly no Hendrix clone. Our third national act is “The Georgia Songbird,” EG Kight, who has
been on tour opening for BB King. She’s a brassy, gutsy, blues singer and guitar player that can really belt out
the blues.

Joining our national acts is Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos, a smoking’ hot Zydeco-Cajun band out of
Durham. They can really get the house up on its feet after they start cooking those Zydeco rhythms touched
with roadhouse blues. House of Dues is the PBPS Blues Challenge Band category winner performing New
Orleans Funk, Blues and R&B. Rounding out the line up is the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s Blues
Challenge Solo/Duo category winner, T.A. James, providing his blues guitar virtuosity with a modern take on
life and love.

Tickets are on sale now at, and can be purchased at the Carolina Theatre Box Office,
310 South Greene Street, (Mon-Fri hours are 12p to 5p), charged by phone, (336-333-2605), or online at Tickets are also available at all five locations of Bank of Oak Ridge , 2102 N. Elm
St., 1597 New Garden Road, 400 Pisgah Church Road, Greensboro, 4423 Highway 220 North, Summerfield,
and 2211 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge (Mon-Fri hours are 8:30a to 6p and Sat 8:30a to 1p), as well as Stonefield Cellars Winery, (8220 NC Highway 68 North, Stokesdale.)

Advance tickets are $20 each, $30 day of show. Special corporate rates are available, 12 tickets for $150. To
get this deal your ticket request must be submitted on your company letterhead with check or money order
payable to the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society. Please include your business card with request. Mail your
corporate request to: Festival Ticket Deal, C/O PBPS, PO Box 9737, Greensboro, NC 27429. Group ticket
discounts are available through May 11.

About the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society

PBPS is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the blues music genre alive and
growing. The Society’s goals are to support live performances of blues music in the Piedmont Triad, introduce
young and old to the historical significance of this music genre and promote blues music for generations to

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