Danny Keylon is the newest member of Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, having joined in September 2007. He has been playing the bass for a number of years and when his friend and the band’s drummer, Mike Whitt, asked if he would like to play a few jobs with Mac and PFOB, he jumped at the chance and has been with them ever since. Everything just seemed to fit.
Mac, Mike, Austin, and Max, also love to play, and that, plus a solid groove, are some of the bonds that unite them. Mac is a bass player, too and Danny says it is his obligation “to steal every lick Mac knows” so he can add them to his own bag of licks. Just listen to some of their tunes and you can hear a veritable cornucopia of influences. Enjoy.
10 Nov 2011 | Volunteers |
A BIG thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers who made the 1st annual Blues on the Green golf tournament a success for the I Can Do Anything Foundation. Everyone had a great time on the golf course and the auction items that were donated really help raise money for our cause. Special thanks to Tommy at Carolina Springs Golf Course, Ray at Quaker Steak & Lube, and Stacy at Greenville Harley Davidson for your support. Hope to see everyone back again next year.
– Clark Smith, Executive Director
Plate Full O’ Blues
|-> Mac Arnold
Guitar and vocals
|-> Max Hightower
Keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals
|-> Dan Keylon
Bass and vocals
“I Can Do Anything” is an uplifting song written by Mac Arnold and Max Hightower that speaks to children about the importance of staying in school and getting their education. Mac and Max decided to approach the music coordinators at local schools in Greer, South Carolina about performing the song with them at a music festival being presented by Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues.
Music was provided to the schools and with the help of the music teachers, Mac, and his band, the song was taught to students in the Greer Elementary, Middle, and High School. Both the choirs and the marching bands were included.
The resulting performance was nothing short of magic and the idea of creating a Foundation that would teach schools how to produce and perform musical events to financially support their music and arts programs was born.
“I had a chance to see Mac and the band in Greenville last year and thoroughly enjoyed every second of the performance. So thrilled, I bought both of the CDs at the show. After listening to them over and over while driving my daughter to school, my 2 year old asks every morning to hear “the education song”. She knows all the lyrics and it is a joy to hear her sing “I can do anything”. Keep doing what you are doing Mac. I can’t wait to see you all again soon.”
Music Curriculum is an important part of the Foundation. We know that getting a child involved and excited about music will improve everything else that child does in school.
Children are highlighted in the performances and the one on one attention they receive during preparation for a show is something they will never forget.