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May 26 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings Quick Facts
* Buddy Guy chose Frank to play blues guitar alongside him on his national and world tours.
* While with Buddy Guy…. Frank Has played on stage with: Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana, Robert Plant, Jimmy Vaughan, John Mayer, Richie Sambora and Zakk Wylde, to name a few.
* 3 studio discs and 3 Live discs out of print, Frank has sold over 10,000 cds
* Frank Bang has opened for Johnny Winter, Dickey Betts, Umphrey’s McGee, Dick Dale, Hank Williams Jr, Galactic , Little Feat , Back Door Slam to name a few.
? Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings is:
Frank “Bang” Blinkal guitar, vocals
Andre Howard bass , vocals
Brian “BJ” Jones drums , vocals
Russ Green harp
* Frank Bang & The Secret Stash “DOUBLE DARE” Blue Hoss Records 2013
* Frank Bang & The Secret Stash And They Named it Rock and Roll Sacred Lily Records 2008
* Frank Bang & The Secret Stash Live from Martyr’s Sacred Lily records 2006
* Frank Bang & The secret Stash Frank Bang’s Secret Stash, Sacred Lily Records 2004
? Pirate Entertainment: Buddy Guy: Live at Buddy Guy’s Legends -11 Separate recording. Reviews of Frank’s performance on these recording to follow:
* Frank Bang-Alive One 2002-Sacred Lily Records-2002
* The Buzz-The Buzz-Sacred Lily Records-1997
* The Buzz-Live at Buddy Guy’s Legends-Sacred Lily Records-2000
Television: Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and numerous European and American television specials, including a documentary on BRAVO and Jules Holland “Live”, for the BBC.
Live radio broadcasts: Mancow, KFOG, KBCO and E Town.
In The Press:
2015 Frank Bang used to play for Buddy Guy, so he’s got chops. His rippling slide work elevates the fastball-down-the-middle blues-rock of Secret Stash. As he whips along his fretboard, his riffs flex and contort, twisting into new shapes around the band’s hard-nosed momentum. Like a plate of meat and potatoes made special by a dash of some secret spice, Bang breathes fresh life into a very familiar form. The News & Observer Raleigh NC Oct 2015
Chicago Innerview Magazine Nov 2004 , READ MORE: http://www.chicagoinnerview.com/archives/nov03_frank_bang.htm
“Once again proving that they (Buddy Guys’ Band) are the finest backing group of musicians in all the land, Frank (Blinkal), Tony, Jay, Jerry and Orlando” – Pirate Entertainment
“… and then a totally cooking version of “Going Down To Louisiana” that had a guitar solo from Frank (Blinkal), leaving the crowd breathless…” – Pirate Entertainment