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Mayor Cedric Glover proclaimed May 15 as "The Bluebirds Day" in Celebration of their 27th Anniversary.
Photos and a copy of the Proclamation in the Photo section.
The Bluebirds "Magnificent 7"
Over the 26 years of performing, The Bluebirds have been through quite a few personnel changes.
It started in 1986 by Buddy and Bruce Flett. Brady Blade, Jr on drums, followed by Paul Griffith then Kerry Hunter. Buddy moved to Nashville in 1990 and kept the Bluebirds alive based in Music City. Buddy & Bruce teamed back up in 1992 and added Miki Honeycutt as female vocalist, Al Gamble on organ.
Buddy left the Bluebirds to concentrate on his solo acoustic act and also toured with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the late great Hubert Sumlin.
Bruce carried on the Bluebirds , adding Jerry Beach on guitar in 2009. Robin Beach Black came on board in 2010 and the Bluebirds became "Robin & the Bluebirds".
Summer 2013 saw changes with Robin and her Dad leading Robin & the Mystics.
The Bluebirds have been performing as a 6-7 piece Blues/Soul/Dance band. Dirty Redd on trumpet and Omenka on sax along with Ben Kitterlin on Drums are the core unit. Jason Coffied is first call guitarist and Julieann Banks has been the female vocalist and plays bass for the Van Morrison Tribute featuring Bruce.
The players & singers may change, but the Blues/Roots/R&B keeps the dance floor packed. One might compare Bluebirds changes to other perennial favorites that have evolved like Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds, or Louisiana's LeRoux.
What a long strange trip its been!
Buddy Flett "Rough Edges" CD
Buddy's second solo album will be released SOON.
"Rough Edges" is the name of the CD, released on Honeybee Entertainment.
10 songs written or co-written by Buddy Flett
Plus "Little Martha" by Duane Allman and "Sylvie" -Lead Belly
Two songs are in Rotation on Sirius/XM BLUESVILLE:
"Ain't Nothin' Easy" and "Sylvie"
Keep calling and requesting BUDDY FLETT new CD, "Rough Edges"
Buddy appearing at Blues on the Red Festival in Paris TX
Red River Valley Fairgrounds. noon til 10pm Blues Artists.
For Bookings and Information Contact Bruce Flett Productions
Blucebird@aol.com is now Blucebird@gmail.com
Happy Birthday America. Celebrate with US :
Sat, July 3 830 AM Firecracker 5k Run, Mall St Vincent
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2009 Marks the 23nd Anniversary of the Bluebirds, formed in May 1986