SoSo Cat says…
The Eighth Annual
is coming Saturday, April 26!
Mac Arnold will be awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Music from the University of South Carolina on May 10!
The Grand Opening of
will be on June 12!
The recent European tour was "wonderful", and the band will return in summer 2015!
Watch the Mac Arnold story in the
Nothing to Prove
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues are proud to support the
I Can Do Anything Foundation
to showcase student musicians and raise funds for school arts programs.
Mac Arnold Photography by
Brian S. Kelly is now available...
Listen as Leroy tells the
Story of the Gas Can Guitars
photo by Brian S. Kelley
“Thank you for
supporting the Blues”
Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. Mac moved to Chicago and Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his friend Don Cornelius. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn't playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. He retired from show business to be an organic farmer. Mac is back with his own band and a "plate full" of CDs, building a new foundation in blues, soul and funk. Read on for the whole story…
“This is old-school at its finest”
— Blues Review
“Welcome back a deep Chicago Blues Man from the old school”
— Bob Margolin
“one of the most original voices in blues and has a uniquely distinctive resonance.”
— Jazz Now
“The voice is appropriately seasoned and credible… his group able to match his bursts with formidable answering riffs
— Nashville City Paper
“Mac Arnold is on his way to a new career as national blues treasure”
— Gritz Magazine
“A plate full of blues? Hell this is the whole dang meal”
— Creative Loafing
“one remaining virtual blues goldmine is Mac Arnold”
— Greg Prato, All Music Guide
Mac Arnold's Blues Revival
Recorded Live at the Grey Eagle!
Our latest CD is out on VizzTone and along with Mac and his band includes special guests Kim Wilson, Bob Margolin and the late Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.
Backbone & Gristle
The 2008 followup to “Nothing to Prove” offers up fifteen tracks of down home blues from a true Southern legend. From the talking blues of “U Dog Gone Right” to the jumping title track “Backbone & Gristle,” this one is hotter than a homecoming bonfire, and includes the story of the “Gas Can Guitar”.
A Plate Full Serves it Up
That's right, a Plate Full O' Blues is fine group of pros that can dish out smokin' hot sides with the man himself. Find out more…