LOCAL BAND BRINGS CLASSIC ROCK AND BLUES SOUND TO THE OZARKS

The Kingtut Blues Band has been around for over two years, and they play all kinds of gigs all over the state of Arkansas. The band was formed by 50 year old Tut Campbell who first moved to Arkansas back in 1997. Tut grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where he played blues and classic rock music with bands there. His main love is blues, but his heritage is classic rock.

The band now consists of Tut Campbell from Harrison, Arkansas on Guitars; Pat “Jawbone” Kenyon from Little Rock, Arkansas on Harp; Todd Richard from Bentonville, Arkansas on bass; Jesse Humphrey also from Little Rock, Arkansas on keyboards; and Ricky Bowen from Springdale, Arkansas on Drums. In the past, Alan Clark, Michael Shwade, Mark McGee and Rob Henderson had played with the Kingtut Blues Band also.

Lately, I have been going to there gigs a lot, and they do put on a really good show! I think if I had to choose what songs I like to hear the most, it’d either be Tut’s rendition of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” or Todd’s renditon of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”

The band has 2 CDs available of Tut’s favorite blues songs. “Blues Power” and “Mo’ Blues”. THere is another CD available for sale of some of Tut’s originals, called “Resurrection Express.” They also have shirts available.

If you are interested in buying any of these CDs or T-Shirts, or want to know where there gigs are at so you can see them play, just go to www.kingtutbluesband.com.

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