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The Bad Daddys Band play the blues at Belfast’s Arts in the Park

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The Arts in the Park organizers are excited to have The Bad Daddys in their line-up of musicians playing at Arts in the Park. They will be playing from 12-2 on Saturday, July 13 at the event in Heritage Park, Belfast.

Taken from their website, here are bios of the four-member band:

Paul Waring: Frontman. Raised on the South coast of Oregon, now in mid‐coast Maine for 16 yrs… Yacht Designer by day, frontman… blues‐man at night. Interests: crooning, old guitars and great Scotch. Paul’s attraction to the blues and roots of blues came at the age of four, incessantly singing with the radio at the top of his voice while playing air guitar. As a front man on rhythm guitar, Waring has a vocal delivery and style that is all blues business and tone.

Dan Lorey: Hailing from Long Island, NY, moved to Maine in 2004. Clinical Social Worker since 1999, but a real string jockey by night. Dan began playing guitar in ’72, soon was bitten by the bug and became seriously infected by the blues. His interests in HAM Radio communications and his understanding of intricate clock repair has lead Dan to craft and play his own customized guitars. Notably influenced by SRV, Clapton, Knopfler, Jeff Beck.

Tony Nedik: “T-Bone”. The second half of The Bad Dad’s rhythm section and the other Maine native in the band….HR manager and professor by day, and keeper of the low end by night. Interests include the Blues, sci fi, the rhythm pocket and musical gear….Tony has scoured the Maine music scene for years playing with bands in clubs and theaters till wee hours. Influences include Jack Bruce, Johnny B. Gayden, James Jamerson.

Tom Rush: Mainer…A Bad Daddy veteran. Craftsman by day, and multi‐talented drummer by night. Interests: the beat, women, red wine… Music has always taken front seat. A versatile drummer and a fine education at the U of ME, Augusta, music school. Tom’s ear for detail and a knack for laying down the plans, describes music as his calling. Influences: Neil Pert, Steve Smith, Dennis Chambers.