Cook County blues at Time Out Pub

Jun 14, 2017
Photo by: Jay Skolnick Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings

Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues June 26 with a 7 to 10 p.m. concert by Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10 at the door.

Chicago-born and –bred Frank Bang worked his way up through the ranks to play with blues legend Buddy Guy. He was Guy’s guitar player for five years, a perfect fit for a player who said, in every band he ever played in, “no matter funk or rock … I was always the Blues Guy in the band.”

His own band, Frank Bang & the Secret Stash, is a blues-rock powerhouse, transformed into The Cook County Kings in support of “The Blues Don’t Care,” a 2016 album recorded in a single day. These musicians are more than ready to blues-rock ‘n’ roll in Rockland.

Next up in the weekly series are: July 3, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin ($10); and July 10, Gracue Curran Band ($15). Shows are subject to change. For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link; call 596-6055; or email bluesman@midcoast.com. Also on the website are information and ticket sales for this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival. Advance ticket sales for the July 15 and 16 fest end July 10.

This year’s blues fest lineup features Christone "Kingfish" Ingram; Sari Schorr; Biscuit Miller & The Mix; Anthony Gomes; and Shemekia Copeland. Sunday’s performers are: Kelley Hunt; Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers; a Harmonicon with Sugar Blue, Billy Branch and Maine native Jason Ricci; Kenny Neal; and Walter Trout, with L.C. Williams and The Drive playing between sets.

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