George Bedard at the Blue LLama Jazz Club for a Holiday Concert

Blue LLama Jazz Club
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Roots and Blues guitarist George Bedard will make his Blue LLama Jazz Club debut for a socially distanced, live streamed virtual holiday concert on Wednesday, December 16.

The Blue LLama Jazz Club welcomes acclaimed roots guitarist George Bedard and the Kingpins for a socially distant performance on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30pm. Come enjoy an evening of holiday cheer with roots and blues music!

Guitarist and bandleader George Bedard has been a seminal figure on theMichigan roots rock scene and has played the closing night for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival for 25 years. He was a founding member of the Silvertones in the 1970s, and in 1984, he formed the first version of George Bedard & The Kingpins. Their debut recording won CD Reviews “Best Blues CD of the YEar” award, and Guitar Player Magazine described the music as “a brainy composite of blues phrasing and rockabilly bad-boy twang.”

Bedard has backed luminaries such as Jonnie Johnson, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Big Joe Turner, Earl King, Eddit Taylor, Koko Taylor, Johnny Adams, and Kim Wilson. The Kingpins, featuring Pat Prouty on bass and Rich Dishman on drums, have earned a reputation as one of Michigan’s best live bands.

Tickets are $20 for virtual access to the livestream. Audience members can purchase their tickets on the Blue LLama website here. Ticket buyers can add a curated carry out dinner for two with a wine pairing for an additional charge.

Come check out some great music on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30pm!

d314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-372-3200. bluellamaclub.com