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Monkees' Peter Tork brings blues band to Long Beach festival

Monkees' Peter Tork brings blues band to Long Beach festival

What’s a Monkee doing on the lineup at a blues festival? Singing the blues, of course.

That would be singer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter Peter Tork, who spends much of the time when he’s not involved with latter-day Monkee business playing with his other band, Shoe Suede Blues, which is on the bill for this weekend's Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival.

“I’m having a great time,” Tork, 69, told Pop & Hiss recently. “The drummer we have, Sturgis Cunningham, has such a lovely shuffle with a slightly modern edge to it -- between an oily Chicago blues shuffle and just a little bit of a more...

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