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A Texas Bluesmen Christmas at McKinney Performing Arts Center Dec. 15
By McKinney Performing Arts Center
Dec 15, 2023
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Friday, December 15, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

McKinney, Texas -- In the spring of 2018, Paul Andrews (Jake) went on "A Mission" to form his vision of a tribute to The Blues Brothers for North Texas. As the owner of a Bluesmobile and a performer himself, it was the natural "next step". He found "his brother Elwood" in Justin Clark, a multi-decade Elwood performer from the Legends show in Branson.

Their first set of karaoke-style “track shows” quickly evolved into forming a small band, then a larger band, and eventually to the now nine-piece band you’ll see on the Courtroom Theater stage, complete with Miss Marcia Jones as the incomparable Aretha Franklin!

Built and molded like the original band as a "who's who" in North Texas, The Texas Bluesmen has the best musicians from various backgrounds. They’ve appeared with Dan Aykroyd & James Belushi and have played more than 500 shows since 2018 all over Texas, Oklahoma and beyond!

The Texas Bluesmen are: Paul Andrews - "Joliet" Jake Blues (vocals) Justin Clark - Elwood J. Blues (vocals/Harmonica) "Mean" Gene Glover - Percussion/Drums & Vocals "The Gentleman" Barry Hicks - Keys/Guitar & Vocals "Doctor" Bill Hamilton - Lead Guitar "Filthy” Rich Stanmyre —Bass Guitar "Rockin' " Rich Daviston - Saxophone "Lightnin'" Dave Von Blohn - Trumpet Jason "Slide Master" Oliver - Trombone

Tickets are reserved seating, $25 advance and $30 day of show. A cash bar with beer, wine, soda and water will be available.

McKinney Performing Arts Center's Courtroom Theater is located at 111 N. Tennessee St. in McKinney TX 75069.

Presented by McKinney Performing Arts Center with support from our generous sponsors:
McKinney Community Development Corporation
Emerson Automation Solutions
and Sheraton McKinney