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Daddy Mack Blues Band comes to Bert’s

July 14, 2014
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

"When people say, "Memphis blues ain't what it used to be," they haven't heard the Daddy Mack Blues Band."

- From the Hershel Freeman Agency website.

"Daddy" Mack Orr's voice has been compared to the biting vocals of Albert King, and his latest album has climbed the blues charts, but Orr still works a day job to pay the bills at Mack's Auto Repair is on Jackson Avenue in Memphis, Tenn.

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“Daddy” Mack Orr

The new album is "Blues Central."

Orr, a singer and guitarist, has been a part of the Memphis blues scene for decades - originally playing in the legendary group, The Fieldstones. On this album the The Daddy Mack Blues Band delivers its blues real, raw and funky.

The band is led by Orr on lead guitar and vocals. Since 1998, it has been the house band at the Center For Southern Folklore on Beale Street, where thousands of tourists from around the world have experienced its natural and soulful musical blend.

The Daddy Mack Blues Band has also toured the country, from Huntsville to Las Vegas, and played in Europe. It even had rock legends Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood join them onstage.

The band will perform at Bert's Bar and Grill Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m.

The band has been described as having "enough grit, sweat and passion to get any crowd moving. This band is 'down-home' and one of the best blues bands in the country. Their raw approach to blues is something too often missing in contemporary blues."



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