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The Willie Haddath Band

Who?: Renowned Buffalo blues outfit whose namesake, guitarist Haddath, is revered for his work with Willie & the Reinhardts, the Black Cat Blues Band, and Shakin' Smith. Haddath is joined by drummer Ray Hangen and bassist Robert "Freightrain" Parker.

What?: Chicago-style electric blues soaked in good old rock 'n' roll.

Why?: Those who have spent any time in and around the Buffalo blues scene know that our area boasts some of the finest blues musicians in the country. Haddath and his band are among the most dazzling of the bunch. This is blues of the eloquent, impassioned and fiery variety.

What's next?: The Haddath Band performs as part of the Friday Night @ the Tudor Concert Series, tonight at the Tudor Lounge, 335 Franklin St. The band's special guest will Memphis-based blues harp player Brandon Santini. The music starts at 9 p.m.

Check out: WillieHaddath.com; WNYblues.org.

-- Jeff Miers