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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Blues Mini-Festival to be Held
At UW-Eau Claire Nov. 16 

MAILED: Nov. 2, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE  Michael Murphy and the MOB, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke and Blue Max, and Keith Scott will take the stage at a blues mini-festival at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Friday, Nov. 16.
         Doors will open at 8 p.m. for the concert in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
         Michael "Big Dog" Murphy is a powerful, emotionally charged vocalist and a natural blues guitarist. The MOB (Men of Blues) backing Murphy are "Diamond" Jimmy Meyers (tenor sax), Tim "Dr. Smooth" (drums), and Keith "Fingers" Farnum (bass guitar). The aggressive Chicago-style blues band performs traditional and contemporary blues, originals and reinterpreted select covers. The Appleton-based group's latest recording is "Michael Murphy Live and Blue" (1999).
         Blue Max is a rocking electric blues trio led by Howard Luedtke, one of the Midwest's best slide guitar players. Since its formation in 1982, Blue Max has opened shows for such big-name blues artists as Long John Baldrey, Lonnie Brooks, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Li'l Ed and the Blues Imperials, Tinsley Ellis, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Johnson, Kenny Neal, A.C. Reed, Eddy Shaw, Herbert Sumlin, Koko Taylor, Joe Louis Walker and Johnny Winter.
         Chicago-area blues artist Keith Scott has traveled throughout the world playing his brand of fiery electric blues. His style is based on traditional ingredients of Chicago blues enriched with blues-rock elements. In addition to his mini-festival performance, Scott will perform in The Cabin of Davies Center Nov. 15-17 at 8 p.m.
         Tickets are $7 ($5 for UW-Eau Claire students) at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door. The show is open to all ages; proof of age is required in the bar area.
         Patrons may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 - or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
         The concert is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

UW-Eau Claire Home Administrative Offices | News Bureau
Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Nov. 2, 2001