Sunday, August 24, 2008

Charles White at the New Orleans

I dropped in at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Pioneer Square last night and caught the Charles White Band in the act of entertaining the folks there. Man, I haven't seen this band in ages! The band consisted of Charles on vocals, long time members Bill Blackstone (tenor sax) and Scotty Lind (guitar), Steve Raible on bass, and the excellent drummer Russ Kamerer.

As usual, the band played an assortment of blues and R & B, including a James Brown medley. Charles, resplendent in a pinstripe zoot suit outfit was doing his usual great Mr. Entertainer job, wandering through the crowd and demonstrating some pretty good dance moves too. Charles is a Houston, Texas native and has been active on the blues scene for quite a long time. I think that we need to interview this guy...

Left to right - Bill Blackstone, Charles White, and Scotty Lind.

Charles White

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