Give It Away

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Our brand new CD is here, and we're gonna Give It Away !

Read all about it, and get your download!

2016 Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival

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The 10th Annual Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival was held April 28–30 at Dr. Mac Arnold's Blues Restaurant and Music Venue.


Check the restaurant for information including the menu and live music schedule.

1237 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC 29611

To contact the restaurant send e-mail or call 864-558-0747.

Mac Arnold becomes a Doctor of Music

Mac Arnold was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of South Carolina on May 10, 2014!

2012 Blues Music Awards

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Mac Arnold was nominated for best Traditional Blues Male Artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards! The 33rd annual event was held May 10 in Memphis, and marks the third year in a row that the Blues Music Awards have taken notice of Mac Arnold.

At the 2011 event Stan Woodward's documentary Nothing to Prove about Mac Arnold was nominated for best DVD! See below for more information about the film.

Mac was also on hand in 2010 when he accepted the award for Best Historical Album for his participation on the 1966 recording Muddy Waters — Authorized Bootleg: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium (Geffen Records).

Take a look at the Blues Foundation site for more information about the awards.

Mac Arnold's Blues Revival

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Our 2011 CD Mac Arnold's Blues Revival was recorded live at The Grey Eagle and includes special guests Kim Wilson, Bob Margolin and the late Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.

WNCW has selected it as one of its Top 20 Blues Releases of 2011.

“Hands down, this is the real deal. Justifiably the blues male artist nominee for this year, this is a return to the old school Chicago west side that’s more than a nostalgia trip and more than a curio time piece. Read on...

The CD is available on the VizzTone Label Group.

Mac Arnold film documentary nominated for Blues Music Award

DVD cover artSouth Carolina filmmaker Stan Woodward has released his documentary entitled NOTHING TO PROVE: The Story of Mac Arnold’s Return to the Blues. The film premiered in Greenville in Dec. 2009, and was screened at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and broadcast statewide by SC Educational Television. It was also nominated for best DVD at the 2011 Blues Music Awards!

"Mac Arnold is a key part of blues history. He really is unique in that he connects his life and music to the Mississippi Delta, Chicago, and the South Carolina blues tradition. And it is rare that these worlds are ever linked together as they are in the life and music of Mac."

Buy the DVD!

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Mac Arnold Awarded State Honors

Mac Arnold is an honoree of the 2010 South Carolina African American History Calendar
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In 2006 Mac Arnold was also awarded the South Carolina Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award and performed at the State House.

Blues For Brown

Benefit for UPS driver Josh Worley held in Greenville

A community came together to benefit Josh Worley on Sept. 18, 2009. There was a full house and the event went great! Josh's son Justin (age 14) played drums with the band, and the crowd responded with a standing ovation. Josh was presented with a guitar signed by all the musicians.

Josh has since passed away. Click here for more info and to see the photos...

Blues in the Schools Program helping keep kids in school

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As members of the SC Arts Commission, the band arranged a program for Blues in the Schools and has written a song “I Can Do Anything” to help inspire kids to stay in school. The song is on their CD Backbone & Gristle and recorded live with the Greer High, Middle, Elementary School Choir and Marching Band. Here's more about the program...

Mac Arnold Featured in National Magazines

Magazines such as Living Blues , Soul Bag (European), G Magazine and many other publications have featured stories on Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues. Check the links page for more.

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