See Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues live at the Town Square on Friday, Sept. 29. The exceptional and acclaimed blues musician will play on the lawn, in front of Hickory Tavern from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Plate Full O Blues members will share their incredible talent with Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on harmonica and vocals, Rick Latham on drums, Mike Frost on bass, and Mac Arnold himself, contributing vocals and showcasing his unique gas can guitar-playing.
Mac Arnold’s musical journey is fascinating and remarkable, marked by significant contributions to the blues genre and beyond. From playing alongside James Brown on the piano, touring and recording with blues legend Muddy Waters, to playing the bass for icons like Otis Redding and B.B. King, Arnold held a pivotal role in shaping the electric blues sound that served as a profound inspiration for the rock and roll movement in the 1960s – 70s. During his time with Muddy Waters, he shared the stage with illustrious musicians such as Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. Moreover, he found himself in the company of blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf and Jimmy Reed, enriching his musical experience even further. Later, Arnold found even further musical success in forming his band Soul Invaders. His passion also took him to Los Angeles where he collaborated with his friend Don Cornelius in producing the iconic Soul Train.
Arnold now resides in Pelzer, SC, where his love for the blues began. He stands as a living testament to the legacy of blues music, both going back to his roots and carrying them on. Come out and share a lasting musical memory on Sept. 29 through experiencing the sound of roots blues and instrumental mastery with Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues.
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