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The Claptones

The Claptones - playing the blues-rock of BB, Albert, and Freddie King, Clapton, Cream, Derek and the Dominos, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, and many others.

Re-established in 2013 and now in 2022 better than ever, the Claptones were formed at the very end of 80's and performed in clubs and at events around the Durham - Raleigh - and Chapel Hill NC area through the late-90's. The name was given to them at an early party performance because they did so much music of ... guess who?

The band:

Al Dawson: - vocals, guitar

played with Weeds, US Welfare Band,, Windfall;

now with The BilliTones.

Jay Cunningham - vocals, bass

played with Windfall;

now with the Durham Mandolin Orchestra, KneeDeep, Janet Stolp and the Best Kept Secrets

Rick Parks - guitar

played with The Hip Movers

David Anderson - drums

played with Ed's Bush Band, US Welfare Band, Weeds, and Southwing

Claptones "Emeritus":

Brian Murray - drums

Tim Nicholson - drums

Mike Gallimore - bass Gone but not forgotten

  • 709 Washington St
  • Durham, North Carolina 27701
  • Time: 9:15 PM
  • Location:
    The Blue Note Grill
  • Admission:
    No Cover
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