Want to treat Dad to something really cool on Father’s Day? Head to Balloons, where Sauce Boss will be cooking up his famous gumbo and hot original slide guitar blues during a clambake, beginning at 2 p.m.

Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton brings his high energy, gumbo stirring, swamp funk to the gig.  For those who don’t know about the Sauce Boss, he brings his own hot sauce to the gig, and he cooks gumbo while smoking his slide guitar. At the end of the show, everyone gets a bowl.

Now he’s added some new flavors to the “stew.” Sauce Boss not only plays slide, sings his tamales off, makes gumbo, and feeds everybody… he will also be playing a drum kit with his feet. “You take that 53 Telecaster, pump it through that 48 Fender amp, add a bass rig, mix in some drums, all simmered down over some funky swamp blues, and smothered with gumbo, and you got a recipe for the largest one-man band on the planet.”  Sauce Boss is a favorite of Parrot-heads everywhere after Jimmy Buffett wrote about him in his song “I Will Play for Gumbo.”

Check out next week’s Ellicottville Times for more information about the Clambake.