Ben S. Austin
Fri Aug 12 18:11:22 EDT 1994
A couple of weeks back I got a personal message from a fellow-
blues-ler who, noticing my Murfreesboro, Tennessee address, asked me if
I knew of a blues band called The Nationals. I told him that I knew them
very well. Since then it has occurred to me that the whole list might be
interested in this group.
The Nationals are a very solid blues band from here in Middle
Tennessee. Three of them are from Murfreesboro and one from Nashville.
The personnel of the group is:
Jackie Pearson -- lead guitar and vocals
William House -- harmonica
Abe White -- bass
Richard Carter (from Nashville) -- drums.
Last year Jackie was on tour with Delbert McClinton in New York
(actually, I think, it was earlier this year -- maybe April or May). This
week the band is playing the W.C. Handy Festival in Alabama. These guys are
very good and I think they have a future. If they come into your area,
check them out. I think you'll be pleased with what you hear.
Ben Austin (the sociology guy)
P.S. -- This is an unpaid commercial!
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