Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin is a Blues guitar player and singer, carrying on the deep Chicago Blues style and creating his original music today. His shows are known for deep Blues, a wide variety of Blues-based styles, and a friendly good time for his audiences. From 1973-1980, Bob played guitar in the band of Chicago Blues legend Muddy Waters, touring worldwide and recording, and learning to play Muddy’s powerful music directly from him. He appears beside Muddy with The Band in the 1978 legendary music film The Last Waltz. In 1980, Bob started his own band. He has won Blues Music Awards for Guitar in 2005 and 2008. The Nighthawks sought not so much to reinvent rock and roll, but simply to have it reinvent itself by taking the original ingredients and following’if somewhat loosely’the original recipe. And like good cooks, the individual personalities involved ultimately affected the outcome. The band was over 10 years old and had baffled the mainstream industry before the term ‘roots rock’ was coined to explain the likes of West Coasters like Los Lobos and The Blasters. By then, the affiliation with many of the living blues greats seemed to brand The Nighthawks a ‘blues band,’ despite the fact that they played with Carl Perkins as well as Muddy Waters. This will be a great night of Blues celebrating the great Muddy Waters.
Saturday, February 4, 2023