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SASS Today, Sunday, October 6, 2019
Edited by KenL on 10/6/2019, 1:56 pm
Posted by Ken
on 10/6/2019, 12:22 pm
Bat McGrath, October 17, 1945 - October 1, 2019 - Sadly, Bat McGrath passed away this past week from complications of colon cancer. Folks around Rochester, New York, remember Bat, and friend, Don Potter, both initially as members of The Show Stoppers in the mid-1960s, who then paired as a successful regional musical duo, even opening their own club, Hylie Morris' Alley, in my 10th Ward, Kodak Park neighborhood. The club was a late-night, gathering place for artists Chuck Mangione, Gerry Niewood, Tony Levin, Steve Gadd, Pat Martino, Kenny Burrell, and Stanley Watson. In the early 1980s, Bat and Don moved to Nashville to pursue further musical endeavors. Bat found success writing songs selected by Wynonna, Kenny Rogers, Chely Wright, Earl Thomas Conley, and Don as the producer of The Judds.
Bat McGrath was posting to Acoustic Guitar Forum up until late August when he posted his comments on his newly acquired Larrivee T-40. Rest In Peace & Folk On!, Bat.
The Lowhills - Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for campy, quirky songs performed by a pretty girl! The Lowhills has built a reputation as a riveting band able to deliver the goods on genres from Bluegrass to Rock to Pop, and "Nobodies Business" shows us how it's done!
Thanks For Watching This Week's SASS and be sure to Folk On!
Link: The Blue Eagle Tavern In Bat McGrath's song "Blue Eagle"