Mojo Birthday Bash at WTA’s Gateway

The August Mojo Saturday Night will celebrate the ending of summer with the Fatty Lumpkin and the Love Hogs Birthday Bash on Saturday, August 18.

Joining them will be guest musician Karl Stoll. The August 18th performance is at 8 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.  Tickets are available now.

Fatty Lumpkin and the Love Hogs was formed in 1994.  The band has, according to its followers, “rocked Southwest Virginia” and wherever the music takes them.  Although the membership of the Love Hogs has changed over time, the band believes the current lineup is the best in its history.  The lead vocalist is Michael George who has been called one of the best blues/rock singers in the region.  The soulful sound of the band’s wailing blues harmonica is the work of Ray Cohen. John Vita is the lead guitarist and Andy Burdetsky the bass guitarist. Completing the line up of the Love Hogs is David Bernard on keyboard and Lance Foster on drums.

Karl Stoll is widely known as a rockin’ bluesman with his band, Karl Stoll and The Danger Zone.  As a solo artist, Karl takes a colorful departure from The Danger Zone playing his original songs and a mix of folk, rock, country and blues, but as he says, he’s still a bluesman at heart.   He will join the others in a night of blues guaranteed to warm the hearts of all lovers of the art form.

Hosting the Birthday Bash will be Bluesman Kevin Chisnell.  He has been honking his blues harp all over the country since the age of 14, including the Cleveland Agora, Houston’s Astro Hall, the Double Door in Charlotte, Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta.  He is also proud to have shared stages with the likes of Greg Kihn, Bryan Adams, .38 Special, Ryan Adams, Tom Principato, and Jimmy Fortune.  He is currently a member of Muddy Water’s Rising Son – Big Bill Morganfield’s backing band.

Tickets for the August 18th performance are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Tickets are available online at www.wtagateway.com or by calling the box office 540-943-999.