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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

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Showing posts with label Ironing Board Sam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ironing Board Sam. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ironing Board Sam's Return (short documentary)

Long lost soul man Ironing Board Sam is the subject of a 25-minute documentary. Sam's got an incredible story, from playing the TV show Soul Train in 1965 to Jimi Hendrix sitting in with his band around then; from playing Jazz Fest while submerged in a tank of water in 1979 to inventing the keytar (really). The Music Maker Relief Foundation recently found him and he moved to Hillsborough, NC. The former New Orleanian is returning to Jazz Fest this year. It's inspiring, touching, and full of incredible soul music from the '60s to today.

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Ironing Board Sam's Return (short documentary) from Tom Ciaburri on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ironing Board Sam In the Studio!

Capitol Blues Night
Next Week!
March 12th - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Clydes' of Gallery Place - Washington, DC
Tickets benefit Music Maker - $100 gets you beer, wine, hors d'ouevres and an awesome night of Blues from Cool John Ferguson and Ironing Board Sam!

Fewer than 20 tickets left - get yours here!


Ironing Board Sam Recording a New Album!

Ironing Board Sam just spent three days in the studio with Bruce Watson and Big Legal Mess Records, recording a new album. Aaron and Sam left Music Maker offices last Wednesday and returned late Sunday night, spending half a week either on the road or working hard in the studio.

Check out Aaron's blog post about the experience and photos of their studio time here. We'll let you know when we have a release date!   

Cool John Ferguson  
Drink Small
Video Diggin': Cool John Ferguson at Rocky Mount

Aaron pulled this video out of our archives - Cool John performed at a private function for the Rocky Mount Brewmill last year. This video captures his amazing talent. Check out the Video Diggin' here!
Music Maker Wins Pauli Murray Award!
The Pauli Murray Award commemorates the life of the late Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray, and is awarded to an Orange County, NC business that has served the community with distinction in the pursuit of equality, justice, and human rights for all residents. We are so honored by this award! 
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