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Sam Waymon and the Magic Band Sat 05/19/2012 9:00

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Sam Waymon and the Magic Band Sat 05/19/2012 9:00

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Showtime 9:00 doors Open 8:00 His band is an outgrowth of the musical vision of Sam Waymon. Born in North Carolina, Sam began his musical odyssey playing along with his sister, Eunice. His sister left North Carolina in the 50's and traveled north to pursue her career. Along the way she dropped her given name and became one of music's most influential and independent musicians, known as Nina Simone. Sam worked with his sister for over ten years but finally broke away to develop his own style that combined everything from gospel to jazz. In his present band he has assembled a group that shares his vision of promoting the best of original American music, namely rhythm&blues/blues/jazz. Through Sam's own repertoire of over 400 songs as well as covers of some classic tunes, the band can rock and soul any audience. The influences run the gamut of musical tastes from Marvin Gaye to Stevie Ray Vaughn and from Ray Charles to Bob Dylan. The band is capable of doing songs in any style from bossa to blues and does not hesitate to take any song and brand it with its own distinct stylings and sounds. It is truly a renaissance band from a master of the genre, Mr Sam Waymon.
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