A CUP OF BLUES - Live Beach, Boogie, & Blues Music
 


 
                                  Mike  " Curly"   Carter
 
Mike "Curly" Carter, Guitar and Vocal:
Grew up in rural Ruffin, NC. In my first Band at age 13.  Have played and sung many types of music. Blues has been my biggest influence. I also love playing Rock & Roll, Motown, and East Coast Beach Music.
 
I met the woman of my dreams at a party in 1967. Married in 1970. She is what inspired me to write "Got a Real Good Woman". She has stood by me through thick and thin. There will never be another one like her. 
 
 "I feel what I play and sing."  "I play and sing what I feel."   "I really enjoy sharing this with others."
 
Influences:
BB King, Eric Clapton, T-Bone Walker, Santana,  Jimmy Reed, Rolling Stones, Booker T & The MG's, Temptations, Otis Redding, The Tams, The Drifters
 
 
   
                                      David Pryor
David Pryor, Bass Guitar and Vocal: 
Grew up in Ruffin, NC. Started playing guitar at age 13 and bass at 16.

Listened to 60s Rock as well as Soul and Country music during my teens. I first played Blues in 1971 and have played many styles of music but Blues and Soul remain my favorites.

"I'm drawn to Blues and Soul because the bass lines and great grooves are the backbone of both styles."

 
Influences:
The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Allman Brothers Band, Merle Haggard and bassists James Jamerson, Duck Dunn, David Hood and Leland Sklar.
 


Michael Bolejack

Michael Bolejack, Drums
Reidsville native, "Michael Bolejack, whose resume reads like a who's who of pop/soul/jazz/new grass greats, cites Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, and Jon Christensen as his favorite drummers: one can hardly imagine greater lights as percussionists, and he absolutely lives up to those impossibly high standards." {Jan Dennis for Amazon.com} Michael says: "I really like exploring music that sounds different and more sophisticated. In my playing I try to approach this music in a way that expresses and emphasizes mood and color rather than the rhythmical pattern. Playing with Yelena Eckemoff has given me that opportunity for which I am grateful." For over thirty years I have been fortunate to have played with artists,Chuck Berry,Ronnie Milsap,Tony Rice,Buzzy Meekins of Molly Hatchett,USA,Britt Warren,Vassar Clements,and Peter Rowan. I have done many studio sessions for T.V.,Radio and films. I have opened with many groups such as The Outlaws,and 38 Special. I have recorded 2 cd's with Russian composer Yelena Eckemoff. When I am not performing I enjoy keeping it simple at home.Giving back what has been given to me by the grace of God.



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