Sunday, January 9, 2011

WATCH: Damon Fowler's 'Sugar Shack Mondays' webcast with Mike Kach of Dickey Betts' band at Ace's in Bradenton

UPDATED: Missed "Sugar Shack Mondays" live show/webcast? Scroll down to watch.

After a highly successful debut last week, Damon Fowler's "Sugar Shack Mondays" show/webcast from Ace's in Bradenton continues today at 8 p.m. with special guest Mike Kach.

Kach plays Hammond B-3 organ and sings with Dickey Betts and Great Southern. He's also performed with Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and toured nationally with Molly Hatchet. When not playing with a Southern rock hero, the Sarasota resident fronts his own act the Michael Kach Group

Mike Kach
I've witnessed Kach singing and playing organ — he excels at both — on the Allman Brother’s Band favorite “Statesboro Blues” while performing with Betts. 

Fowler used to wow crowds with a fiery rendition of the ABB epic classic “Whipping Post.” Could we hear some Allman Brothers songs Monday?

“That’s up to (Kach), but I’d be up for it, for sure,” Fowler said.

Incidentally, Fowler's album "Devil Got His Way," released by Blind Pig Records Jan. 18, recently received a glowing review in top Americana publication No Depression.

Expect to hear the Bradenton Beach resident perform songs off "Devil Got His Way" tonight.

"Sugar Shack Mondays" Jan. 3, 2011/Photo by Tracy May
Here's how "Sugar Shack Mondays" operates:

Fowler and I introduce Kach, who then plays with his band for about an hour.

Following the performance, I interview Kach and throw a few questions at my friend Fowler, who I've known now for about a decade.

That’s when the webcast ends.

But not the event, which, incidentally, is free.

After the cameras are turned off, the Damon Fowler Group performs a few songs and then jams with Kach and perhaps some other musicians who have been invited in advance. Last week, in addition to special guest JP Soars, longtime Fowler performing and songwriting collaborator Ed Wright joined the jam.

Damon Fowler's "Sugar Shack Mondays" Jan. 3 with special guest JP Soars
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Damon Fowler's "Sugar Shack Mondays"
Showcasing the best in touring talent
 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 10 with special guest Mike Kach
Ace's, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton
No cover

"Sugar Shack Mondays" webcast from  Mon., Jan. 10:
Intro by Damon Fowler and Wade Tatangelo

Mike Kach performing with Damon Fowler Group

Mike Kach and Damon Fowler interviewed by Wade Tatangelo

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