not very often that two of the greatest guitar players
to ever live in our wonderful state make a trip to central
Arkansas. It is even rarer for both Earl Cate and Jimmy
Thackery to share the stage at the same time and place.
The good news is that this will happen on Sunday, February
26th in Little Rock at Juanita's at 614 President Clinton
Ave., Downtown district. Doors open at 6:00 PM and show
starts at 7:00 PM.
(of Cate Brother's fame) will be bringing his new band
to town with special guests Thackery, harmonica master
RJ Mischo, and saxophone extraordinaire David Renko for
one "Special Blend".
group brings over 200 years of collective experience in
performing and writing music. As described in Nightflying:
" as possibly the best bar band in Arkansas history
"and their recent CD as "maybe one of the most
seasoned set of performers on any album project in Arkansas
& Them is comprised of:
Earl Cate: Guitar,
Cate Brother's fame, top ten single 1976 "Union Man"
"Levon Helm and the Band". "Fleetwood Mac",
Jason Davis: Frontman,
vocalist and guitar. Toured 10 years with "Baby Jason
Spankers", played 7 years with the "Tablerockers".
Terry Cagle: Drums
and vocals. Nephew of Levon Helm, has played off and on
with the "Cate Brothers" since 1966. Was the
drummer for the Cates during their glory days.
Mike Murray: Bass.
30 year journeyman player. Has played with Grammy winners,
Bo Ramsey, Greg Brown and Al Garth (sax player for Loggins
& Messina and the "Eagles").
Jimmy Thackery: Blues
guitar master. 30 year recording artist, currently tours
"Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers". Formerly with
RJ Mischo: Blues Harmonica.
Internationally acclaimed performer with 20 year recording
Career. Tours United States and Europe.
David Renko: Saxophonist.
Played with the "Cate Brothers" for 20 years.
from the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas,
Earl and Them bring an electricity to the stage that is
grounded by a rich history and lasting tradition in the
blues. Influenced by a variety of musical styles including
blues, rock, R & B, and soul, Earl and Them provide
a smokin' hot show.
are available, contact Earl Cate (479) 957-5882
Package with CD is available upon request.
Contact Mark Risk at Swingin' Door Records, (479) 582-3603