Please join us for another exciting Thursday Plaza Evening on Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza. On Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7 pm, we welcome the popular band, Snakehead Run, to our stage. The performance is free!
Snakehead Run plays an infectious, driving variety of old-time acoustic blues that often has audiences tapping their toes and dancing. Specializing in authentic blues that you might have heard on a street corner or juke joint in New Orleans, Memphis, or Louisville early in the last century, they try to introduce listeners to where some of today’s music comes from but in today’s terms. They not only play great music, they entertain!
Snakehead Run is:
Guitarist and lead vocalist “Papa” Denny Buck. A 30-plus-year veteran of bars, coffeehouses and festivals in his native Ohio, New York City, and in DC since the mid-80s, He sings and plays on his s teel Dobro with all the intensity and enthusiasm of his idols Bukka White, Blind Boy Fuller, Robert Wilkins, and Robert and Tommy Johnson.
Multi-instrumentalist “Bro” Mark Casale settles here on mandolin in the style of blues virtuosos Yank Rachell and Charlie McCoy, and adds some funky fiddling. He also contributes the back-up vocals and the composition of a couple fiddle tunes for the group. His talents have led the band to explore the string and jug band side of the blues spectrum.
Jim "Son" Bunch (Gutbucketeer) provides the foundation on washtub bass and jug. Jim has accumulated a lot of experience on the 'tub in his many years, also playing with The All New Genetically Altered Jug Band. He's originally from Texas and first learned to play washtub on the streets of Ann Arbor, MI,
View some videos at www.youtube.com/gutbucketeer. For their current schedule please visit http://www.myspace.com/dennyandmarkblues
This program is a production of the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. Read their blog at www.silverspringtowncenter.blogspot.com or follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/sstowncenter