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Packrat's Smokehouse

The Bradfordville Blues Club

-- by Gary Anton

Things have been hoppin' at the BBC this Spring. Full houses, packed dance floor and shows for the ages. Jason Ricci on Friday delivered one of the most mesmerizing shows the ol' jook has seen. Jason and lead guitarist John Lisi (from Delta Funk) teamed up for an awe inspiring performance. This week we have more 'Nawlins funk and swamp groove as we close out April.

Zydefunk - Friday April 28th at 9:00 PM.
On Friday, April 28, 'Nawlins ZydeFunk, lead by Lafayette Louisiana's all world bassist Charlie Wooton (Royal Southern Brotherhood) , and featuring Tallahassee's Zydeco meister John Babich (aka JB), brings their funky stuff back to the BBC. This ain't your daddy's Zydeco. Indeed, the name says it all. These guys pack lots of swampy 'Nawlin's funky rhythms, Zydeco, Cajun, Jazz, reggae and funk--cookin' up what the band aptly calls "A Gumbo of Louisiana Grooves". This stuff is guaronteed to get the feets movin', the booties shakin', and keepin' the dance floor full. High energy party music that's been keepin' 'Nawlins and Hotlanta hot for a long time. In their past BBC shows, the band kept folks movin' and groovin' all night long.
This is the fun stuff! Et toi!

More, including video and music at:

The party starts at 9:00.
Advance tickets with a table reserved in your name are $20 at
Cover at the door is $25.

Packrat's Smokehouse - Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 PM
On Saturday, April 29 at 9:00pm, Packrat's Smokehouse ("The Men of the Swamp") emerges from the smoky vapors of the north Florida swamps! This is Florida's original hoodoo, voodoo darkwater swamp blues band that comes in from the tannin, snake and mosquito infested wetlands. Make no mistake, there is no other band like them with Packrat's (Anthony Thompson) gravelly voice, haunting harp, larger than life appearance and garb (sometimes a full length leather duster and black hat) providing the setting for real Florida swamp blues. Packrat's backed up by original band members Robert "Lighting Boy" "Top" Thomas on guitar and vocals, and the venerable "Pop" Watson on drums. Pop has played with the likes of Rufus Thomas, The Drifters, The Temptations, Martha & The Vandellas and Arthur Conley among others. They are joined by former band member Kenny Sly on bass providing deep bottom bass grooves.

Their music is haunting, mesmerizing, low down and spooky that'll lure you to the dance floor. Can't ask for a better setting for this hot, steamy moonshine music! Really good, entertaining stuff.

Music, video and more:

Music starts at 9:00
Advance Discounted Tickets are $20.00 with a table reserved in your name.
You may purchase your Advance tickets on our website under "Tickets" at
Tickets at the door are $25.00

The Sound, 106.1FM will simulcast the first set of the show at 106.1 in Tallahassee and at

The first set will be simulcast by The Sound, 106.1 and at

Iced Cold Beer, Wine and Southern Cooking
BBC is “Smoke Free”...Is an "All Ages" club...”Tailgating” Is Not Allowed

Find out more about Johnny at:

Remember, Ms Ernestine will be cooking up her world famous fried catfish, mullet, french fries and sausage dogs. Served up fresh by the bonfire.

If you want to make sure your friends will be sitting with you or just need some further information on the show, please email Kim:

For more information on upcoming shows and to purchase your Advance Discounted tickets, please check out our website. Remember that advance ticket purchasers get a table reserved in their name.

Please remember, if you do not get a confirmation email from Kim, we did not get your ticket order.

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Saturday Night Live From the BBC The Sound FM -106.1 FM and broadcasts live from the BBC Saturday nights at 10:00 pm. Show Hank your appreciation for keepin' the blues live for 5+ years when you see him on Saturday night!!! Sponsored by Kia of Tallahassee.

The Sound FM -106.1 FM and
Catch the Tim Donovan show--Free Fall--on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.

Sunday and Monday Nights:
Blues Power With Gil Anthony
Gil Anthony, the 2013 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipient, broadcasts his five hour Blues Power show every Sunday and Monday night from 7:00 pm Eastern to midnight. Check it out. It's the best blues around!

Sunday Morning:
Tallahassee also offers,The Sunday Morning Blues Show with Dr. Blues: WVFS, The Voice at 89.7 FM and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Acoustic and early blues with the history behind the songs and musicians.

You can find a comprehensive look at live music from the Keys to Pensacola on Jazz Blues Florida. You'll find blogs, articles, pictures, show listings, and a whole lot more. The best source for all things live music in Florida! Check it out!

Thank you for your continued support of live music in Tallahassee, The Sound FM -106.1 FM, Kia of Tallahassee and the BBC. As Gary says "We couldn't do it without you!"

Gary, Kim, Walter and the rest of the BBC Irregulars.

Gary Anton
Bradfordville Blues Club
2010 Keeping The Blues Alive Award Recipient
Site of The Mississippi To Florida Blues Trail Marker
7152 Moses Lane
Tallahassee FL 32309
(850) 906-0766 Club

7152 Moses Lane
Tallahassee, FL, 32309
(850) 906-0766