Frank “Bang” Blinkal former Buddy Guy Guitarist and Leader of Frank Bang & the Cook County Kings latest recording.  “The Blues Don’t Care” has torn up the radio charts and is in regular rotation on satellite Blues stations since its 2016 release. This marks Frank Bang’s first true “Blues” recording in the Blues journey man’s 25 year career.

“I have been waiting to make this record, Frank Bang & the Cook County Kings my whole life. “  

New Video:

 Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings Live

The White Mountain Boogie N' Blues Festival 8/19/17

Video One 6 minutes       Video Two 17 minutes

Live at the Harlem Lounge

2016 Video

2016 Video

The Blues Don’t Care features a who’s who of great Chicago Blues Sidemen. Besides Bang, The Rhythm section of Brian “BJ” Jones has recorded with Blues Greats Junior Wells, James Cotton, Otis Rush. “BJ” was the drummer in Magic Slim and The Teardrops with partner in crime Andre Howard on Bass. Besides Magic Slim and The Teardrops, Andre played with Lonnie Brooks, Lucky Peterson, Sly Johnson and Chico Banks. The great foundation they bring to the music is only highlighted by the great Blues background vocals they sing throughout the disc.

Added to the mix is Piano Great Donnie Nichilo a former Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Alumni and founding member of The Mighty Blue Kings. Donnie added the perfect spice on every song.

Last, but not least is Harmonica Player Russ Green. Russ not only grew up in Chicago learning from the great’s and touring with Lurrie Bell and John Primer. Russ also won a BMA for producing “Best New Artist Big Llou Johnson.” One only wonders, if Russ Green won’t win a BMA award himself after hearing him tear into these songs.

Together Frank Bang & the Cook County King have nailed it! First take! A great Blues record, recorded “Live” with a vibe that’s straight off the stage of a Chicago Blues Club at Midnight.

“I wanted to remember the records of yesterday while recording this disc. “ I thought about Buddy, Junior Wells, AC Reed, Otis Spahn, Magic Slim and Otis Rush.” No long solos like the old records, that’s for the stage. Not this disc. And the material was easy, 25 years in the making.”
“This whole recording was a great time, and That is the Bands motto on stage, “Let’s have a great time playing together, and the crowds are picking up on that.”

Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings are touring backing up the release of
“The Blues Don’t Care”..

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