Barrett Anderson Band at Athol Historical Society Saturday

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Published: 9/11/2019 9:38:16 PM

ATHOL — The Barrett Anderson Band, 2013 Boston Music Awards Blues Artist of the Year, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Athol Historical Society, Main Street.

Barrett Anderson provides vocals and plays guitar, Jamie “Black Cat Bone” Hatch, bass, and Doug MacLeod, drums.

“Barrett Anderson’s roots explorations are full of true-to-the-heart playing,” writes Ted Drozdowski, music critic, Rolling Stone.

A resident of Petersham, Anderson played with Muddy Waters’ 1970s band, and Pinetop Perkins & Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin in the late 90s. He spent a combined six years in the blues bands Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters and The Monster Mike Welch Band. Anderson made his first recording, produced by Jimbo Mathus, in North Mississippi in 2007.

Identifying himself as a reformed guitarist, bassist Hatch brings a jazz/free-oriented aesthetic to the band. Drummer MacLeod prefers a funky and driving style which he says is equally informed by dual-drummer lineups such as The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band and solo drum masters “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Al Jackson Jr., and Levon Helm.

Open to the public free of charge, the Athol Historical Society performance is handicap accessible. Refreshments will be served and donations accepted.

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