Thursday, May 21, 2009
Memphis Golds Lights Up Silver Spring Blues Festival
The featured attraction of the first Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring was Memphis Gold and his band. Chet Chandler aka "Memphis Gold" is an internationally acclaimed bluesman, wildly popular in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Chandler has long time ties to the Silver Spring area, where he raised his family and lived for nearly 40 years. He's a legend in Silver Spring history as one of the heroic rescuers of survivors of a CSX train crash in 1996.
The Memphis Gold Band is Chet Chandler, Guitar & Vocals; Clarence “Bluesman” Turner, Bass; Charlie Sayles, Harmonica; Joe Poppen, Guitar; Black Betty, Vocals; Glenn Douglas, Keyboards; and Morris Cobb, Drums.