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Rock Picks: See blues-rock master guitarist Cool John Ferguson in Durham

Cool John Ferguson, a blues-rock master guitarist, performs at the Blue Note Grill in Durham Saturday night.
Cool John Ferguson, a blues-rock master guitarist, performs at the Blue Note Grill in Durham Saturday night.

One of the best-kept secrets of the Carolinas is Cool John Ferguson, a blues-rock master guitarist who at any given time is among the finest string-benders on this or any other planet. And yet despite the likes of bluesman Taj Mahal singing his praises, Ferguson continues to toil in relative obscurity. But he keeps on keepin’ on, and the upside of him remaining lesser-known is that it’s still possible to see Ferguson in the relatively intimate confines of smaller joints – like Durham’s Blue Note Grill, where Ferguson alights this weekend for a Saturday night show.

Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $12. See thebluenotegrill.com for details.

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