Larry's Look | Behind the music of legendary Charlotte club

Larry's Look | Behind the music of legendary Charlotte club

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by LARRY SPRINKLE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 9:42 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Since December 1973, the Double Door Inn has been a landmark in Charlotte for great music and good times.

It's actually recognized as the "Oldest Live Music Venue East of the Mississippi" and also holds the title as the "Oldest Blues Club in the U.S. Under Original Ownership". 

For all these years, the club has featured the best in local, regional and national touring and recording artists.

The Double Door has featured legendary performers like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dave Alvin, Leon Russell, Buddy Guy, Junior Brown and Bob Margolin.

That's only a short list of some of the amazing talent that has graced the stage of this historic spot.

This morning on Larry's Look, Double Door owner Nick Karres joined Larry to talk about its 40-year history.

Karres gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of the "little white house" that sits on Charlottetown Avenue -- across the street from Central Piedmont Community College.

He also talked about some of the great musical moments that happened at the Double Door over the past four decades.

One of those was when Eric Clapton jammed onstage with the Legendary Blue Band!

For more info, go to: www.doubledoorinn.com.
 

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