George Bedard and the Kingpins

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George Bedard and the Kingpins
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Background Information

Origin

Ann Arbor

Genre

Blues, Rockabilly

Years Active

1991 - Present

Members

George Bedard - Guitar, Vocals
Randy Tessier - bass
Rich Dishman - drums

Website

georgebedard.com

About

While other youngsters in the 60s were listening to British Invasion bands and wishing they were on the Ed Sullivan show, a young George Bedard was in his basement teaching himself guitar, playing along with records by blues legends Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters. By the early 70s, Bedard was teaming up with blues harpist/guitarist Steve Nardella to form the Silvertones, one of the finest Ann Arbor, MI, blues/rockabilly bands of the 70s. Combining genres is a path Bedard has pursued relentlessly, working in groups both as a soloist and sideman, covering a wide range of styles from country to jazz to rockabilly and back to his first love, the blues.

Since their formation in the early 90's The Kingpins, featuring Randy Tessier on bass and Rich Dishman on drums, have developed a reputation as one of Michigan's best bands.

Discography

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