OUR DUELING PIANOS EVENT ON NOVEMBER 19th is SOLD OUT!!!
Our 4th year at the Watermark 920! Come on down and enjoy delicious sandwiches and delectable beverages while listening to some of the best musicians in West Michigan. The band will be featuring 2 sets of Top notch arrangements written by Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin, and others! You’ll hear some of the best jazz soloists in the state! Don’t miss this one folks!
Sunday, December 11 at 1 PM - 5 PM in EST
Hello and welcome to the 5th annual Howl n Blues concert Series titled “HOT BLUES”!
We’re very fortunate to have the Sam Cockrell Band, a six piece band with trumpet, sax, drums, guitar, piano & bass of which Sam is the singer as well as the bassist.
Their Genre of music is mostly R&B, soul, funk and blues. Using those influences, Sam and the rest of the band have put together a special Christmas Song list for this Howl n Blues Show. These players are all musically educated; they will create and give us one cool Christmas Party.
They’re out of Chicago, IL
More about the band at the bottom of this invitation.
Friends Jim and Lou of INVITING VINTAGE https://www.facebook.com/Inviting-Vintage-157784057905434/
will be there also with some of their wares that a % will also go to help PoundBuddies. Wow...thanks! She says "An array of unique and one of a kind jewelry created from vintage/retro pieces and components. Styled with love and care by me, Lou Switzer".
We have six different SHOWS appearing on THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, November through April on Sunday afternoons; doors open at 1pm, music is from 2-5pm (please mark your calendars).
Don’t let the Sunday afternoon time fool you…these are superb musicians that deliver inspired performances that’ll get your head boppin’, feet dancin’, hands clappin’ and your face smilin’!
We put these shows on to raise awareness and benefit PoundBuddies Animal Shelter & Adoption Center http://poundbuddies.org/ (our local dog pound in Muskegon)
...with the help of the Sarah Sass and Laurel Sass who run the Watermark 920 https://www.google.com/#q=watermark+920
for the venue, food, drink and hospitality
...and Doug Pollock at the Holiday Inn Harbor https://www.facebook.com/holidayinn.muskegonharbor/timeline
for the touring musicians lodging accommodations.
We also put these shows on to help support live music, musicians, live performance and help keep the blues music genre alive and well.
Last, but not least, we do it to have a great time with like minded people who love to do cool things that matter. It is also a great escape from a cold SunDAY afternoon.
There’ll be a cash bar, some food, 50/50 raffles, dancing, and good times…guaranteed!
NEW THIS YEAR, The COFFEE FACTORY https://www.facebook.com/thecoffeefactorymuskegon/
will be doing coffee, sandwiches, salads and sweets during the show.
There’s seating for over 200, large and small tables, side sofas, huge dance floor, stage and stage lighting, craft and domestic beer, wine and a full bar.
We hold these shows at the “Watermark 920” located at 920 Washington Ave, Muskegon, MI 49441. This is a beautiful room with style. Check it out at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Watermark920
This is a perfect home for the Howl N Blues Winter Concert Party Series. Thank you so much Watermark 920!
ONLY $15. Per person (includes a raffle ticket) for each show (unheard of for this much talent under one roof).
Join us and bring some friends/family. These winter shows are PUBLIC EVENTS so please “share” the HOWL N BLUES info any chance you get.
PLEASE friend us and suggest us to your blues and animal lover Facebook friends. The more people who come out, the better we can help all the causes including the homeless shelter animals.
When you come, please tell and bring your friends too!
Thank you and hope to see you there!
More about the band:
Sam Cockrell (Bass/Vocals/Composer)
Daniel Tabion (Keyboards)
Carl James Lucas (Guitar)
Chris Morrow (Drums)
Brian Crane (Trumpet)
Jim Metz (Tenor Sax)
Will Baker (Trombone)
Sam's Chicago band is full of energy and fun to watch. They play music that is geared to getting the crowd up and dancing. They cover a variety of genres including straight ahead blues - and they can do them all with style and aplomb.
Bass player and band leader Sam Cockrell has been playing music almost his entire life. He said he first played at a club called the Burning Spear when he was 9 years old. 30+ years later this dynamic bass player and gifted singer is exciting crowds everywhere he performs.
Born in 1959, Cockrell grew up listening to the music of his time and cites diverse influences like Grand Funk Railroad, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Yes, The Doobie Brothers and the Motown sound. As a child he saw the Jackson 5 and decided he wanted to play the bass, which has been his instrument ever since.
Variety is the bands specialty, and they play what the audience wants to hear. Sam's trained voice also lends itself easily to just about any style of music. He has a clear, strong, confident voice, and when you combine that with his exciting bass playing and crowd pleasing good nature, you get one great performer.
Sam is often out in the audience getting things moving and several times he is even joined by horn section.
R&B man Sam Cockrell is a dynamic bass player, a gifted singer and song writer, and a great entertainer -- he knows how to "get-to" an audience, keeping them involved and enjoying the show. So if you are looking for a good time check him out when he and the band performs here at the Howl n Blues December show of the series.