Bad Moon at Bourbon Street, Baby

Bad Moon keeps rising higher and higher on Nashville’s list of who’s who in blues. That’s right. The blues is alive in Music City and the boys of Bad Moon invited a few friends to join them when they appeared at the legendary Bourbon Street in Printer’s Alley, Friday, Nov. 4.

The boys of Bad Moon are seasoned professionals who know how to get their groove on. With front man Tom Whisenhunt on guitar, and lead vocals, Richard Sanders on bass, and Peter Burger on sax, they’ve recently added the inimitable Vic Mastrianni on drums. Then they kicked things up a notch by inviting Hammond B3 player, Larry van Loon, and Rougie Ray on harmonica and vocals. About halfway through the show John Cage was invited to the stage and delivered a powerful version of Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.”

And let me tell ya the house was rockin’.  Check out this quote from visiting Chicagan, Chuck Praeger:

“Bad Moon’s show at Bourbon Street on Printer’s Alley was the perfect mix of guitar, sax, keyboard, drums, and vocals. Blues and jazz all rolled into one. Perfect mix and the talent to make it all come together. They put their own stamp on everything they played. I’ll be looking them up whenever I am on the music hunt – Nashville, New Orleans or wherever.”

Bourbon Street is renowned as one of the best blues clubs in the country, and the recipient of the prestigious Keep The Blues Alive Award from the International Blues Foundation.

Priding themselves on “playin’ the blues what don’t get played,” Bad Moon featured originals mixed with covers from some of America’s best blues men. Audiences can regularly hear Robben Ford’s  ”Moth to a Flame,” Taj Mahal’s ”She Caught the Katy,” Tony Joe White’s Undercover Agent for the Blues,” and Bonnie Raitt’s “Three Time Loser” among many other tunes that get your mojo motor runnin’.


(Originally posted at November 2011)


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