Events - September 16th, 2009

Songwriter and musician of Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Donnie Fritts is coming to Japan with The Decoys, all Shoals veterans, are bassist David Hood, guitarists Scott Boyer and Kelvin Holly, drummer Mike Dillon and keyboard player N.C. Thurman.

Donnie Fritts
Songwriter. Keyboard player. Singer. Actor.Instrumental in the genesis and development of the Muscle Shoals sound.Member of Kris Kristofferson’s band for more than 20 years.Colleague of John Prine, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Lee Roy Parnell, Tony Joe White and more.Cast in several films, including a handful of Westerns by Sam Peckinpah.

The Decoys
The Decoys are a five-man powerhouse rhythm and blues band, featuring five of the most seasoned musicians, anywhere. David Hood, bass guitarist, was a member of the world famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and has played on a list of albums that reads like a who’s who of the music industry, such as Aretha Franklin, Bob Segar, Rod Stewart and many more. Guitarist, Scott Boyer, is renowned for his work in “Cowboy” and the Eric Clapton version of his song, “Please Be With Me” on the “461 Ocean Boulevard” album. Kelvin Holly has long been recognized as one of the South’s premier guitarists. He has played and recorded with artists such as Little Richard, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, and Bobby Blue Bland. N. C. Thurman plays keyboard, harmonica, guitar, melodica and vocals. He has recorded with greats such as Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Hank Williams, Jr. and many more. Mike Dillon completes the band with timing and showmanship on the drums. He has played with Grinders Switch and joined Dickey Betts for two years. He was an original member of the band, Clutch, and was a member of the Country-Pop group, the Shooters.