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Maurice John Vaughn at Ace's Live in Bradenton $12 adv

" engaging and personal mix of blues styles from gut-bucket to Hendrix ...Vaughn's guitar playing is nasty, tasty and very unpretentious joy to the soul." -- Living Blues "

Music starts at 8pm
$12 adv / $15 at door / $12 for Suncoast Blues Society Members

Maurice John Vaughn is a true blues original. A triple threat on guitar, saxophone and vocals, Vaughn writes powerful, innovative and often humorous songs that spring directly from his vast musical experience. His soulful and passionate vocals are convincing because they are earned — Vaughn means what he sings. Coming out of the streets of Chicago, Vaughn was raised on Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and James Brown. Like the greats who have come before him, he has incorporated his various influences into a blues and R&B style that is completely his own. Vaughn’s most recent Alligator recording, In The Shadow Of The City (AL 4813), is a collection of mostly original songs covering all the emotional bases. From the good-time fun of Can’t Nobody to the soul searching ofSuicide Is Not The Way, Maurice displays his singular musical vision. He moves effortlessly from the full funk of (Everything I Do) Got to Be Funky to solo acoustic blues on Treat Me So Bad. According to Vaughn, it’s important to mix things up musically and stylistically. “I don’t want to be known as a ‘heavy,’” Vaughn says, “but rather as someone who understands pain, can deal with it, and can also have a good time.” His goal is to inspire his audience to do the same.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sal, this is one I wish I had the strength to attend w/you. Too much else in the following days ( need to conserve energy) but I know it' going to be great!

    April 21, 2014

  • Sal

    I always welcome the chance to see and hear true artists LIVE for the first time, really looking forward to this show.

    April 19, 2014

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  • Sal
    TRUE BLUESIAC, Founder and Organizer Emeritus,
    Event Host

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