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Bourbon and Blues: Deuce N’ a Quarter w/ Joe waters

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Natalie’s, with support from the Columbus Blues Alliance (CBA), presents Bourbon & Blues Happy Hour featuring Deuce ‘n a Quarter. This monthly series, held on the second Wednesday of each month, will include a special guest for each show, and there will be rotating bourbon and other happy hour specials as well!  

December’s special guest is 2023 Columbus Blues Challenge solo winner, Joe Waters. Joe is a multi talented musician out of Dayton Ohio who plays Blues, Funk, Folk, and Americana music. Joe is a singer and a songwriter. He writes original music and he also pays homage to original blues artist by singing old blues standards and deep cuts. His love for playing music started when he was 5 years old after his parents bought him a harmonica from the Cracker Barrel gift shop. Joe dedicated himself to learning not only the harmonica but the guitar, drums, and vocals as well. Joe’s father, Jack Waters, has been a musician for 35+ years and Joe expresses his gratitude for his father starting him in his music career. As a duo, Jack and Joe have performed together for 20 years with 4 albums recorded, they have placed 1st in three local Ohio blues contest, and they were semi-finalist in the International Blues Contest. Although Joe’s recent focus has been the new EP he is recording with his band, he still loves to play music with his father any time he can. The new EP, by Joe Waters and The Back Porch Band, shows off Joe’s skills as a musician as well as his skills as a songwriter. Other recent events for Joe Waters include winning the 2022 Telluride Blues Challenge which awarded him a spot on the Durango Blues Train and th e opening show of the 2023 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Joe Waters is pouring his creative expression into the EP with his band and a Solo Album that he is excited to share with you all! He hopes to have both the EP and Solo Album done by the end of this year and those who have heard this young man are eagerly awaiting his next creation. 

Deuce n a Quarter is a celebrated central Ohio based blues band comprised of Andre Scott (drums), Martin O. Brown (bass & vocals), Keven Jones (keyboard), Keith Colbert (guitar) and Brian Peters (lead vocals & harmonica). The band and its members have a list of credits as performing artists and studio musicians. They are two-time Ohio Music Award winners, two-time Columbus Blues Challenge winners and two-time International Blues Challenge finalists. The band’s forte is its original, blues-based music where you’ll hear the influence of blues, country, soul, and gospel. They have a long list of noteworthy performances at festivals, night clubs and music venues…  where they’re always the crowd favorite.

The Columbus Blues Alliance (CBA) is a non-profit organization founded to help preserve and nurture blues music and is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation in Memphis. They are an ALL-volunteer corporation depending on the generosity and charity of members to donate their time and energy towards providing programs to support musicians.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations are strongly encouraged for our free Happy Hour Shows!


Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Time: 5:15 pm

Doors Open: 5:00 pm