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Watermelon Slim - Sunday - Hamilton - 6 pm


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Sunday, Aug 7th WATERMELON SLIM gives an early performance beginning at 6 pm at the Pepper Jack Cafe. (originally scheduled for the Staircase Cafe)

Famous Framus opens the show.

Blowin' a mean swampey blues harp, Slim is a propulsive fingerpickin' bottleneck player who crosses most genres of blues as easily he does open chords, be it early Chicago, Delta, Piedmont or Country, he wears them all on his tuxedo's sleeve." - Campfire Ditties website

During a career spanning over 30 years, Watermelon Slim has played with the late Henry "Sunflower" Vestine of Canned Heat, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, the late John Lee Hooker, and in France with New Orleans barrelhouse piano player Champion Jack Dupree among many others. After coming home from a tour of duty in Vietnam, Watermelon Slim appeared on the scene with his first album, "Merry Airbrakes," in the early 1970s. In 1987, "Country" Joe McDonald reissued one of Watermelon Slim's songs, "Quang Tri City," as part of his series of music by Vietnam veterans.


Click here to watch or listen to Watermelon Slim's last Hamilton performance on Campfire Ditties

the early Sunday shows are really nice... beautiful lighting that time of the day

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