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Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 03:00 pm

Hipbone Sam Band


Hipbone Sam Band

About two years ago Kevin Hawkins decided to make a living playing music and that’s exactly what he’s done. Now known all over central Illinois as the fun lovin’, music makin’, get-a-party-goin’ Hipbone Sam, the guy who yells “Let me hear you say yeah!” played nearly 200 shows in 2010. By offering venues the choice of solo, duo, trio or full band setups, hosting weekly open jams of several varieties and mixing fun originals with familiar tunes, Hipbone carved a nice niche in the local scene. He uses a rotating who’s who of stellar area musicians, including Country Bruce Baise and Rick Mari (guitar), Bad Bill Robinson and Hawkeye Kane (harmonica), Kyle Kieszling (banjo), Harry Lounsberry (keyboards), Walt McLaren and Mark Riefler (bass) and Jim Bonefeste, Ed Williamson and Jeff Bechtel (drums) with all audience members considered part of the band as well. In 2009 he released a CD of original material, has a new one in the works for 2011 plus more of the same good stuff from Hipbone Sam and friends.

Hipbone Sam Band
Fri, Dec 10, 8:30pm
East Side Inc, Virginia, Ill.

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