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The Bel Airs

Created in 1981 in Columbia, MO, by brothers Dick Pruitt and Dave Pruitt, the Bel Airs focus on modern blues having a dose of soul. Highlighted by Dick Pruitt’s raspy, expressive vocals and sibling Dave’s slicing acoustic guitar lines and powered by previous Paladins and Wayne Harman Music group drummer Michael Cherry, the group is rolling out an explosive stage display that one critic likened to viewing the Everly Brothers play the blues. The Bel Airs’ debut recording, Need Me an automobile, premiered on Blind Pig Information in 1984, accompanied by Harmful Curves on Lent Information in 1991, HooDoo Party on Blueberry Hill Information in 1999, and Got Like on Hightone Information in 2005. The group also supported Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry’s pianist, on his 1st solo task, Blue Hands Johnny, that was released by Pulsar Information in 1987.

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