Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings
May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm| $15 Front, $12 Rear
Frank “Bang” Blinkal, former Buddy Guy Guitarist and leader of Frank Bang & the Secret Stash was born and raised in Chicago, worked his way up through the ranks to play with Blues Master and Legend Buddy Guy. As Buddy’s guitar player for 5 years “I always was the blues guitarist in every band I played in, no matter Funk, or Rock …“I was always the Blues guy in the band.” …The Love of his Chicago Blues led him to Buddy Guy’s Legends.
“I started there in 1991, I did everything from change the merchandise, to paint the place. I even cooked brunch two Blues Festival weekends with Sam Guy, Buddy’s brother.”
It all came full circle when he joined Buddy Guy’s band at the end of 1999. It was an incredible experience, according to Frank, playing with Buddy every night for 5 years, touring every summer with B.B. King, seeing the world , playing with his idols.