A Night of Blues Coming to Huntingdon


News Release

January 16, 2024
For more information, contact:
Dr. Anthony Leigh, aleigh@hawks.371jzw.com

A Night of Blues Coming to Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala. – On Monday, February 5, Huntingdon College will host a Night of Blues featuring Clay Swafford and Friends in Flowers Hall at 7:00 p.m. The concert is part of the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series.

The lead musician in the quartet will be Clay Swafford who was raised in the small rural community of Providence, Alabama.  Born into a musical family, he was immersed in the chords of Baptist hymnals, country music and bluegrass sounds.  He took interest in the piano at an early age.  After hearing the music of B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland at age 15, he was hooked on the blues and started on a path that would land him on the stage with the likes of James Cotton from the Muddy Waters Band, Hubert Sumlin from Howlin’ Wolf’s Band and countless others through the years.

Swafford will be accompanied by Frank Jordan, a bass player, drummer, and singer based in Birmingham; Mike Lawley, a guitarist and vocalist who spent ten years as an artist and songwriter with the Muscle Shoals Sound; and Jesse Diego-Walker Suttle, a long-time resident of Birmingham who has performed as a professional drummer and percussionist for more than thirty years.

Free and open to the public, the event is part of Huntingdon’s Community and Cultural Events Series, sponsored by Baptist Health.


Huntingdon College, in accordance with Title IX and Section 106.8 of the 2020 Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, other applicable federal and state law, and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.  Similarly, it prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and/or national origin in its education program

Dr. Anthony J. Leigh

Dr. Anthony J. Leigh

Senior Vice President for Student and Institutional Development; Dean of Students
(334) 833-4528 | aleigh@hawks.371jzw.com

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