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Published: 2013/02/01

A Melvin Sparks Tribute with Sparkplug, Scott Murawski and More

Sparkplug is a band consisting of ex-members of R&B/funk guitarist Melvin Sparks’ band, assembled to pay tribute to the late musician. Due to the irreplaceable nature of Sparks, the band operates without a set permanent guitarist, instead inviting various guests to fill the bandleader role. The core group consists of Alan Evans Trio organist Beau Sasser and ex-Miracle Orchestra drummer Bill Carbone, plus David Davis on reeds and Jamemurrell Stanley on percussion (the latter two being frequent guests with Melvin Sparks Band).

On February 16, the band will make an appearance at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT. On this occasion, the featured guitarist will be Scott Murawski of Max Creek/Mike Gordon fame. Opening will be Suitcase Rodeo, which features members of Barefoot Truth and The McLovins.

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