Music flows all night as TFAC Chases Away the Blues Feb. 2

Published 6:46pm Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jim Peterman Quartet: Blues, jazz, rock and soul veteran Jim Peterman on the Hammond B3  leads his quartet in a sound that resonates with the best of the blues.  With decades of experience in the music industry, Tim Blackwell, Mack McCloud along with Jim Peterman create blues and soul that will make you dance.

•  “Dr. Blues” Chuck Beattie:  Chuck Beattie (aka Dr. Blues) fronts a Chicago-Style Blues band based in Western North Carolina. Chuck utilizes his knowledge of gospel, jazz, and the sounds of the Delta to draw out the best of Chicago Style Blues. The result is music as rich as Muddy Waters, and as down and dirty as Howling Wolf. Beattie commands the stage with his classic charm, compelling folks of all ages and backgrounds to get up and dance.

Mac Arnold Plate Full O’Blues: Mac Arnold, hailing from Pelzer, S.C. has a career that reads like a Who’s Who of R&B. In the late 1950’s his high school band was often joined by young James Brown on piano. In Chicago he played with the Muddy Waters Band, and shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Howlin’ Wolfe, John Lee Hooker, and Big Joe Williams to name a few. Mac backed up many artists, including The Temptations and B. B. King. In the early 1970s, he moved Los Angeles working with ABC-TV and LAFF Records (Red Foxx). He also worked with Bill Withers and on the set of Soul Train before moving back to South Carolina in the 80s.

• Shane Pruitt Band: An extraordinary bluesman raised in Spartanburg, S.C. Shane plays the blues that “groove without compromise and wail without mercy.” Shane’s sound is both powerful and accessible. Shane, an electrifying presence, was named as “the most exciting young bluesman working today” by Peter Cooper, music critic for the Nashville Tennessean. Jim Peterman (B3/Bass/Vocals) and Bill Fletcher (Drums/Vocals) combine with Shane to make this band one of the most explosive blues acts coming out of the Southeast today.

Proceeds will support operations at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Tryon Daily Bulletin and WNCW are Media sponsors for this event.   Purchase tickets online at or at the Tryon Fine Arts Center Box office, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m..  Tryon Fine Arts Center, located on Melrose Avenue in the town of Tryon, has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for over 43 years attracting a diverse range of For more information call 828-859-8322.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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