George Bedard & The Kingpins
Holiday Livestream Show
The Blue LLama Jazz Club debut of Ann Arbor legends George Bedard and the Kingpins performing blues, rockabilly and holiday classics for a socially distanced live streamed concert.
Add-ons for carryout dinner and wine pairings are available!
Guitarist and bandleader George Bedard has been a seminal figure on the Michigan roots rock scene and has played the closing night for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival for 25 years. He was a founding member of the Silvertones in the 1970s, and in 1984 he formed the first version of George Bedard & The Kingpins. Their debut recording won CD Reviews “Best Blues CD of the Year” award, and Guitar Player Magazine described the music as "a brainy composite of blues phrasing and rockabilly bad-boy twang." Bedard has backed such luminaries as Johnnie Johnson, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Big Joe Turner, Earl King, Eddie Taylor, Koko Taylor, Johnny Adams, Koko Taylor, and Kim Wilson. The Kingpins, featuring Pat Prouty on bass and Rich Dishman on drums, have earned a reputation as one of Michigan's best live bands.
“George is a national treasure” Michael Erlewine - All Music Guide
“Variety and craft have always been the hallmarks of Bedard’s guitar style” James M. Manheim, The Ann Arbor Observe