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KASU's Bluesday Tuesday presents
Fred Sanders Oct. 12 at Newport Country Club
October 5, 2010
-- Radio station
KASU presents veteran bluesman Fred
Sanders at the next Bluesday Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m., at Newport
Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, Newport.
Fred Sanders was born in 1939 to a musical family in Memphis. After
moving to Texas in the late
he explored blues guitar beyond the simple chords he learned early from
his older brother. Soon he was a part of the Texas blues scene and
remained there until 1968, when he moved home to Memphis.
Sanders began a seven-year tenure at the Bluff City’s Club Paradise,
playing with professional blues artists such as B. B. King, Bobby Blue
Bland, Albert King, and many others. He also jammed at the Blues Alley
on #1 Beale. Fred Sanders then became a member of the Memphis Blues
Caravan and toured worldwide. He has played with Duke Ellington’s
Orchestra, Count Basie’s Band, Buddy Rich, and Johnny
Taylor. Sanders has become a staple on Beale Street with his slick and
playful style and, on nice days, he can be seen playing in W. C. Handy
Admission to the Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring Fred Sanders is
free, thanks to sponsors ASU-Newport, C and C Distributors, and KASU.
KASU 91.9 FM is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas
State University in Jonesboro, streaming its signal live on the internet
from its website www.kasu.org.
For more information, contact KASU station manager
Mike Doyle at 870-972-3486.
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