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Big Head Blues Club featuring BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS

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Presented by Appell Center for the Performing Arts at Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York PA

Nov 12 2016
Big Head Blues Club featuring BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS

Big Head Blues Club Presents The Songs of Willie Dixon: Big Head Todd and The Monsters with Mud Morganfield and Billy Branch If you?re a fan of Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, or even Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Rolling Stones, then you?ve heard the songs of Willie Dixon. This season, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will join forces with two second-generation blues stars, Mud Morganfield and Billy Branch, to pay tribute to one of the pillars of modern blues, and one of the most influential songwriters of early rock and roll. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Dixon has been called the poet laureate of the blues, having written over 500 songs, including such immortal hits as You Shook Me, You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover, Wang Dang Doodle, Spoonful, Little Red Rooster, I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Hoochie Coochie Man, and Bring It On Home. In addition to songwriting, Dixon was also an accomplished bass player, singer, and in 1937 won the Illinois State billy branch high res Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship, later sparring with Joe Louis. Eventually, Dixon left boxing to sign with Chess Records and, along with Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf, because a key architect of the modern Chicago Blues sound. Big Head Todd and the Monsters are best known for their platinum-selling record Sister Sweetly, and from that record the hit song Bittersweet, but have also been fans of blues music since their first days together playing music in high school. In 1997 they recorded a song with John Lee Hooker for their album Beautiful World, but it was in 2011 that the band really delved into the blues with their first Big Head Blues Club project, 100 years of Robert Johnson, which featured guest appearances by BB King, Hubert Sumlin, mud morganfield_aigars lapsa notoddenCharlie Musselwhite, Honeyboy Edwards, and more. That album led to a limited number of tour dates under the Big Head Blues Club moniker that same year. The Songs of Willie Dixon, tribute is the next chapter in what seems to be becoming a new tradition for the band. Joining the band for this tour will be two great blues singers with royal blood. Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of Muddy Waters and has been taking the world’s blues festivals by storm of late and recently released a Blues Music Award-winning album with Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson. Billy Branch is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and played harmonica in Willie Dixon’s Chicago Blues All-Stars band. Together, these three artists form the 2016 incarnation of the Big Head Blues Club, armed with their own blues material as well as an incredible playlist of songs from Willie Dixon, possibly the most prolific and accomplished songwriters in modern blues and rock n’ roll.

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Appell Center for the Performing Arts

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

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Several convenient garage parking options and outdoor parking lots are available. Parking fees and hours of operation vary among the lots and garages below. For exact fees and hours, please contact the individual parking location directly. – CGA Parking Lot (George Street) – King Street Parking Garage – Market Street Parking Garage – Philadelphia Street Parking Garage – Central Market Parking Deck (Beaver Street) – St. John’s Parking Lot (Beaver Street)

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    • Assisted Listening System
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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