Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene: Dr. Vibe!

Friday, November 21, 2008 - by Bob Payne WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DAVRIK
Bob Payne
Bob Payne

The Doctor of Soul was in for patients last Friday night at T-Bones and there is no doubt he healed many people who were suffering from a variety of problems related to the blues and a lack of soul in their lives. A long-time staple in the club scene around Chattanooga, Dr. Vibe and his band showed the college crowd how deep a little soul can really go. Playing to the usual packed house at T-Bones, Dr. Vibe brings a groove steeped in R&B, the blues, and of course – soul music. Equipped with his cordless microphone, Dr. Vibe crooned his way through the crowd, charming the ladies with his velvet voice. Backed by an excellent band, Dr. Vibe gets them up to dance and feet were tapping throughout the restaurant.

You can read all about Dr. Vibe, hear the Dr. Vibe song, and see their schedule at click here.

We also caught the Stratoblasters over at Murphy’s Ale House and it too was a real treat. They will be at Buds on December 12, and I highly recommend this show to lovers of Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Chicago, The Boxtops and other songs from that era.

In addition, we were able to get to a Chad Yates show, and a show by Bad Little Doggie. Look for reviews on these in the coming weeks. I will also be featuring a highlight article of BandX, who is scheduled to appear here in January. I will be attending a December event in Atlanta to interview them, and hopefully some of the musicians who will be performing with BandX that night, including Chuck Leavell from the Rolling Stones, Jeff Carlisi from .38 Special, and Wally Palmar from the Romantics.

I also want to thank the Chattanooga Market for allowing me the privilege of being a judge in the Firehouse Chili Cook-off last Sunday at the Pavilion. All of the entrants were great and it was very difficult to pick one above another. Most importantly, over $7,500 was raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Plus, I got to play on a real fire truck and sit in the cab and push some buttons and turn on the lights. I rock!


Live! In Chattanooga


Thursday, November 20


T-Bones – Ryan Clifford

The Palms at Hamilton – Nathan Farrow

Ziggy’s – Cult of Eight


Friday, November 21


Buds – Jumbo Deluxe

Murphy’s Ale House – Bud Lightning

Blues Train Café Dalton – Diane Durrett CD Release Party

Rhythm & Brews – 8OZ-Enuff

Blue Orleans Creole Rest on Amnicola – Blues FX

Table 2 – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio

Blue Orleans Downtown – David Anthony Blues

T-Bones – Live Music TBA

Midtown Music Hall – Oakhurst, with Mic Harrison

Fathom – Nail of Inequity, Faretheewell


Saturday, November 22


Las Margaritas Hixson Pike – Priscilla & Little Rickee

Riverhouse – Jason Lyles, with Mote

Blues Train Café Dalton – Groove Shakers

Rhythm & Brews – Kneckdown, with Buck and Duke

Charles & Myrtles Coffeehouse – Miss Tess

Midtown Music Hall – Robinella, with Tori Sparks

Fathom – Rio De Sangre, Eulogy For Rose, Seven Letter Angel, Mindsplitter, You Place The Ocean.


Sunday, November 23


Chattanooga Market – Treva Bloomquist, Tori Sparks, Wendy Newcomer


Monday, November 24


Rhythm & Brews – Monday Night Big Band


Tuesday, November 25


Table 2 – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio

Blue Orleans Downtown – Roddy Noll Jazz Trio


Wednesday, November 26


Rhythm & Brews – Fly By Radio

Buds – Bud Lightning

Market Street Tavern – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio


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