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Detroit Blues Heritage Series | Detroit Rockabilly Blues: Featuring George Bedard and the Kingpins

  • 19 Oct 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Scarab Club
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THE BLUES HERITAGE SERIES
A Collaboration between the Scarab Club and the Detroit Blues Society
DETROIT ROCKABILLY BLUES
Featuring George Bedard and the Kingpins
Admission: $10
Seating is limited, so reserve your seats early

George Bedard is a seminal figure on the Michigan roots music scene. In the 1960’s, while teaching himself guitar, George expanded his musical horizons by listening to all the Blues greats. By the 1970’s he had teamed up the Guitarist Steve Nardella  and formed the very popular band the Silvertones, which became Ann Arbor’s most popular Blues and Rockabilly Band.

George Bedard has been entertaining audiences ever since. Joining George Bedard in the Kingpins are David Roof on Stand-up Bass and Rich Dishman on Drums. The set will begin with some classic rockabilly featuring the awesome David Roof, master of  the slap bass technique, which he performs with several bands around Michigan. "We'll pay special attention to the Blues and R &B tunes that the first wave of rockabilly artists like Elvis and Carl Perkins were influenced by, but recorded in their own styles," says Bedard who himself  was called one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet by Goldmine Magazine

The Detroit Blues Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to the preservation, education and advancement of the Blues tradition as it relates to the Metro Detroit area. The Scarab Club 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to promoting a variety of creative expressions consisting of the visual, auditory and written arts. For more information please call the Scarab Club (313-831-1250) or contact the Detroit Blues Society at eschenk@comcast.net or at 586-801-6912.


The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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