Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Full Moon Blues: Band Rocking toward Mecca

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Full Moon Blues: Band Rocking toward Mecca

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When a local act tours, it is usually to a city no farther away than a day's drive in the old band van. But when Doug Carson hits the road, he flies in a C-130 cargo plane to a gig on the other side of the world.

"This Christmas, I will be performing in Taif, Saudi Arabia. It's near Mecca. I won't be in a Christian place, but I'll be near a holy city, anyway," said Carson, leader of the Full Moon Blues Band. The group has been hired by the Defense Department to take its rock and R&B routine to American bases around the world.

"This is my sixth or seventh tour for the Defense Department, but the first with this band," Carson said.

Other tours have taken him to some of the world's hot spots, including Croatia earlier this year.

"The only thing resembling violence that I came across there was a bar fight between some U. …

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