February 2021 News
Events are a still thin on the ground with virus infections reducing, but social distancing still firmly in place. Still your board is working on bringing you some events. Our monthly jams are on hold for the moment and sadly I just received news that the Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues is cancelled for this year due to the City of Bessemer still having DeBardeleben Park closed.
One event coming up is at Hoover’s Perfect Note. A great supper club style venue, capacity for 175 but currently limited to 75. Several MCBS members came to our Birthday Bash last month with Keith Johnson & the Big Muddy. It was an enjoyable evening with adequate spacing, excellent food, waitress service and great sound. We plan to partner with the Perfect Note on future events.
Friday March 12, they have BBQ & Blues, with a Tribute to Johnnie Taylor featuring Dennis Mitchell. In 1996, Taylor's eighth album for Malaco, Good Love!, reached number one on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart (No. 15 R&B), and was the biggest record in Malaco's history. "Disco Lady", in 1976 spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and six weeks at the top of the R&B chart. It peaked at No. 25 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1976. "Disco Lady" was the first certified platinum single (two million copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America. Get your tickets early as this venue usually sells out its 75 seats. $20 www.perfectnotelive.com