Contagious Blues Band

Contagious Blues Band

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A “Multi-Vocalist” approach, accompanied by two styles of guitar playing makes this award winning band as professional as the national acts they share the stage with. This alternative blues-rock band takes you from traditional blues slide guitar to their original modern aggressive blues sound.

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Biography

This four piece alternative blues-rock band takes you from traditional blues slide guitar to their original modern aggressive blues sound that has been capturing audiences since 1999. Contagious Blues, a 2008 Charlotte Music Award Recipient was named the 2008 Beale Street Blues Kings in Memphis Tn. Also their new cd “RIDE” was nominated for best self produced cd in the 2008 International Blues Challenge.
Contagious Blues Band has appeared on many stages around the United States
From the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater(Charlotte, NC), Charlotte Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium, to many festivals and special events including: the 2003 Winston Tribute Concert at Lowes Motorspeedway in Concord, NC and the Lake Austin Blues Festival in Austin, TX. The Indian Summer Festival in Panama City Beach FL. to The New Daisey Theater in Memphis, TN .
National Performers Contagious has shared the stage with : ZZ Top-- Kenny Wayne Sheppard--Foghat-- Ted Nugent-- Buddy Guy-- Bonnie Raitt-- John Michael Montgomery-- Trent Tomlinson-- Nantucket-- Hank Williams Jr.--George Jones-- Wayne Newton-- Trace Adkins--Classic Rock Allstars (Rare Earth- Iron Butterfly, Sugarloaf)-- Joe Bonamassa-- Jimmy Vaughn-- Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble)-- Omar Dykes (Omar and the Howlers)-- Lou Ann Barton--Rick Derringer--Monty Montgomery--WC Clark, Tab Benoit-- Roy Rogers and the Delta Rythm Kings-- Dave Hole-- Tommy Castro-- Ronnie Baker Brooks--and the list keeps growing!!!

Lyrics

HARD TO MAKE

Written By: Contagious Blues

SHE SAID HELLO AND I CRACKED A SMILE
I WAS LAID OUT ON THE TILES
THAT WAS ON DAY ONE

THEN SHE GOT INSIDE MY HEAD, NOW I'M HANGING BY A THREAD,
GUESS I'M ON THE RUN NOW

MAYBE I'LL LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES,
BUT I NEVER KNEW LOVE WAS THIS HARD TO MAKE.

CASH MY CHIPS AND WALK AWAY, FIND ANOTHER GAME TO PLAY
(SAY I WISH I COULD NOW)
OR DO JUST LIKE MY DADDY SAID,
AND TAKE IT LIKE A MAN INSTEAD,(SAY I WISH I WOULD NOW)

MAYBE I'LL LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES,BUT I NEVER KNEW LOVE WAS THIS HARD TO MAKE.

REPEAT VERSE AND CHORUS.......

RIDE

Written By: Contagious Blues

I RODE YOUR WAVE OF PASSION
I LET THE TIDE PULL ME AROUNDI DIDN'T CARE IF I GOT SEASICK
I DIDN'T CARE IF I DROWN
I DIDN'T CARE IF I DROWN

I RODE YOUR HORSE NAMED TROUBLE
BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH TO TOWN
I WORE TROUBLE OUT A LONG TIME AGO
IT'S TIME TO PUT HIM DOWN
IT'S TIME TO PUT HIM DOWN

YES I'M TIRED OF RIDING YOUR SEE- SAW
UP AND DOWN, YES UP AND DOWN
JUST WHEN I GET BACK UP AGAIN
YOU PUT ME BACK ON THE GROUND
YOU PUT ME BACK ON THE GROUND

THOUGH I'VE TRIED TO RIDE THIS STORM OUT
I DON'T KNOW JUST WHERE I'M BOUND
AND I STILL PRAY FOR THE SUNSHINE
'CAUSE DARKNESS IS ALL I'VE FOUND

Discography

"Live at the Double Door Inn"- recorded in 2003
"Contagious Blues"- recorded 2004
"Ride" - released Oct. 2007- Nominated for "Best Self- Produced CD" at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, NC February 2008.

Set List

Currently we are promoting and playing in support of our latest release "Ride", but we always play our favorite tunes.
Covers are our arrangements of tunes by Muddy Waters, SRV, Allman Bros, Los Lobos, and John Hiatt....to name a few.
Some of the cover tunes we offer....
BAPTIST PREACHER - Gov’t Mule
SUNSHINE YOUR LOVE -Cream
YOU DON’T LOVE ME -Allman Bro.
STATESBORO BLUES -Allman Bro.
USE ME UP - Bill Withers
STORMY MONDAY - Bobby Blue Bland
SISSY STRUT - Funky Meters
NUMBER NINE TRAIN- Indigenous
CROSSROADS -Eric Clapton
LOVE ME TWO TIMES -The Doors
ROADHOUSE BLUES - The Doors
MONEY MAN - Hadden Sayers
HOT ATLANTA -Allman Bro.
FIVE LONG YRS - Eric Clapton
RED HOUSE - Jimi Hendrix
PRIDE N JOY - Stevie Ray Vaughan
TEXAS FLOOD - Stevie Ray Vaughan
COLD SHOT - Stevie Ray Vaughan
TALK TO YOUR DA