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The Stinging Blades

"Since 1989, Joe Bell and his Stinging Blades have been pleasing and scaring the beejesus out of the great local unwashed masses with a blend of hellhound blues, old-school R&B, and deep dish soul. Bell is a whirling, twisted shaman who can yodel like Tarzan, howl like the Wolf, and croon like Eddie Arnold with the soul of Tyrone Davis ...

In person, Bell and his Blades mesmerize the faithful with an array of makeovers, including Van Morrison channeling Tarzan summoning Cheetah in the midst of "Cleaning Windows," rolling around on Wolf's "Killing Floor'... and swamping up the Dan Penn-penned Muscle Shoals window rattling, door-slammer classic '' You Left the Water Running" ...

But when it comes time to record, Bell and the boys lay down all originals that stand up to their iconic cover choices."
~ Grant Britt, NO DEPRESSION The Journal of Roots Music

  • 709 Washington St
  • Durham, North Carolina 27701
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location:
    The Blue Note Grill
  • Admission:
    $10
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