Jimmie Stagger & Vincent Hayes - Potter's Lounge
3600 E. Cork St. Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 (269) 385-3922
Phone: (269) 385-3922
It's not every day you have the honor of having two of West Michigan's most well respected and sought-after blues musicians come your way....but, Potter's Lounge -- get ready, because we proudly welcome back singer-songwriter-guitarist Jimmie Stagger and singer-songwriter-guitarist Vincent Hayes! Grand Rapids native Jimmie Stagger began his blues journey in 1965, when he bought his first guitar. In 1980, he formed his own band, "Jimmie Stagger" - after honing his chops in several local bands along the way. Jimmie's guitar prowess shine through loud and clear, as does his big, rich voice - which is reminiscent of Jimmy Thackery, but with an elasticity that makes it far more expressive. Stagger makes you feel the pain and joy in his singing. He has received countless awards for his many CD's, but remains humble and committed to his West Michigan heritage. Although he has performed in venues from Chicago, New York, and beyond, Jimmie wanted to stick around his home town to remain close to his family. He served as a community leader on a score of West Michigan charities - with the American Cancer Society being especially close to his heart, after losing a son to the disease. Jimmie is joined by the multiple award-winning guitarist, Michigan native Vincent Hayes. Throughout his longstanding career, Vincent has shared the stage and performed with a veritable "Who's who" of roots and blues musicians including Joe Bonamassa, Donald Kinsey, Martin Sexton, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Larry McCray, Peter "Madcat" Ruth, and the list goes on. He has received the 2011 Blues Music Award Nominee for "Best New Artist," a Jammie Award Recipient for Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Blues Album, Jammie Award Nominee for Song of the Year, 2014 Jammie Award Recipient for Best Blues/Soul Album, and 2014 Jammie Award Nominee for Song of The Year, Album of The Year. It's a true honor to have such talented and prolific musicians grace our stage! Please join us for an evening of blues & soul music that will truly be unforgettable!