Piedmont Blues Society Presents “Two Guys, Two Guitars, 200 Stories” at RAMKAT
The Piedmont Blues Society is pleased to announce “Two Guys, Two Guitars, 200 Stories” an informal evening of storytelling and song with Jimmy Vivino and Bob Margolin at Winston Salem’s Ramkat on Dec. 10, at 8pm. There will be a Meet and Greet with PBPS board members at 7 in the Gaslight, which is the upstairs bar at the RAMKAT. Tickets may be purchased at theramkat.com
Part of the “Blues And Guitar Conspiracy Tour 2018”, this is the first co-sponsored event between the RAMKAT and the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society.
Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show CONAN. Vivino has been a consistent element in O’Brien’s late night career, starting with the first episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien in September 1993. In June of 2008 Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as Music Director/guitarist/arranger on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,The Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour and currently leads Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band on CONAN. When not appearing weeknights on TBS, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country.
Boston native Bob Margolin started playing guitar at age 15 and immediately started performing in local rock and blues bands. Margolin was hired by Muddy Waters in 1973. Muddy’s band toured the world and jammed with many great blues and rock musicians, “but the biggest thrill was playing Muddy’s Blues with him.” Muddy brought Margolin with him to special shows and recordings, when he sometimes didn’t use his whole band, to give him a familiar sound when working with other musicians. Margolin also played on the four albums that Muddy recorded for Blue Sky Records, which were produced by Johnny Winter, and with Johnny on his Nothin’ But The Blues album. Three of those albums won Grammy Awards.
About the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society: PBPS works to cultivate and preserve the tradition of blues music. Their mission is to help the youth of our community discover the wonder and joy of music by raising awareness and providing music education to our community and schools. They strive to bring quality blues events, concerts, competitions, workshops, and educational programs to the Triad.
Story by Dr Jon Epstein