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Applause and The Sound of Applause

The Armstrong Bearcats Band

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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From time to time we have a guests on the show who impress us so much that we think our viewers might enjoy seeing their entire interview and performance, including the parts that initially wound up on the cutting room floor.

That was the case with the band Armstrong Bearcats: a trio of veteran musicians with Butch Armstrong on guitar, Michael Barrick on bass and Billy Coakley on drums - band mates who have been playing music most of their lives. The group has been around for decades, and they’ve shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, like ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers, and Tower of Power.

Their recent CD is Stronger Than Ever. The title reflects the band’s longevity, their hard-driving brand of blues and rock and roll, and their very big sound.

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The Armstrong Bearcats Band

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Armstrong Bearcats Band

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:

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By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton Corporation Charitable Foundation; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.

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The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Applause

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Thursday 7:30 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM
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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer