The Post-Traumatic Blues Forum
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"The Post-Traumatic Blues Forum"

Every song lasted well over five minutes, kept an easy pace, and was chocked full of guitar solos and wailing vocals. Onlookers slowly swayed to the music and enjoyed the cool evening. These Alabama locals consider their music to be therapy for 'the Blues. - The Corner News

"Cloverdale residents relax to blues music"

Sunny skies provided the backdrop Sunday afternoon in Cloverdale Bottom Park, where more than 150 people gathered to enjoy the sounds of Post-Traumatic Blues Forum. The show was part of the Clo¬verdale-Idlewild Association's second spring concert series. Each Sunday at 4 p.m., attend¬ees are treated to a concert. It's a chance to meet people, cook out and enjoy the park. Residents are invited to bring picnics, coolers, chairs, pets and chil¬dren. Janan Hayden has lived in the area for five years, and current¬ly serves as the association's second vice president. She said the concert series, as well as oth¬er events, builds a sense of com¬munity. "We're bringing back the feel of the town center, where people gathered on Sunday afternoons in one central location," Hayden said. "It's a great way to get to know the neighbors." Ten-year Cloverdale-Idlewild resident Sam Partridge was grilling hot dogs at the park, and offering to feed anyone within earshot. "It's good to get the neighbor¬hood together, especially for the new folks," Partridge said. Charlie Colvin, past president of the association, said the con¬cert series started after the neighborhood got a new pavil¬ion at the Bottom two years ago. "Once we had it in place, we decided we had to use it for something," Colvin said with a smile. "This is a great venue, and everyone just loves it." Including the bands. " You just can't beat it," said Matt Strickland, guitar¬ist and singer for Post-Traumat¬ic Blues Forum. Strickland played in the concert series last year, but in a different band. When approached about play¬ing the venue again, he said it was easy to oblige. "It's a good facility," Blues Fo¬rum drummer Dan McGinty said of the pavilion. "And the crowd just keeps coming." Each concert is scheduled to run about 90 minutes, but Col¬vin said it was not unusual for people to keep arriving after 5:30 p.m. "People bring their stuff, their kids, their drinks," Colvin said, looking around the park and the people gathered in the Bottom. "This is the prettiest park in Montgomery. It really is." There are two concerts left in the series this year. The Dixie¬landers will play Sunday, and on May 25, WAKA's Ashley Paige is scheduled to perform. The events are free and open to the public. - Montgomery Advertiser


The Snake Sessions (Rye Records 2010)



PTBF is a high energy band with its roots deeply planted in the blues. In a world of image driven music, PTBF is part of a movement focused on returning the music to its rightful place as “the star of the show”. A PTBF show is not about the fancy lights and gimmicks. Instead you will find a place where the music and its connection to the audience, are front and center at every show. While some say that it is all about the image these days, all it takes is to see the packed house of a PTBF show begging for “one more song” at 3AM to realize that real music resonates with audiences more than ever.