MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO BOBBY WHITESHOES

MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO BOBBY WHITESHOES

BIG NICK & THE GILA MONSTERS, SISTAHS TOO (WITH ROCHELLE RAYA & LILA SHERMAN), POP TOP, HANS OLSON, NINA CURRI & DAN RUTLAND, JIM GLASS, HANK TOMLIN, GEORGE BOWMAN, BIG PETE PEARSON, MIKE ELDRED

Fri, May 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$10 donation at door

BIG NICK & THE GILA MONSTERS
BIG NICK & THE GILA MONSTERS
John "Big Nick" Samora has been playing in Phoenix for the last 20 years. He is the lead singer and harmonica player in his band, Big Nick and the Gila Monsters. They are one of the finest Blues bands in Arizona, and have been together for the past 16 years.

Mike "El Rey" Lewis is the guitar player and he is considered one of the finest players in Phoenix, having cut his teeth with Chuck Berry in the late '60's after starting Phoenix Area Blues bands in their High School days with James Mason.

A Phoenix treasure, Bass player James "Muddy" Mason has been the cornerstone of dozens of landmark acts in the Phoenix area since the mid '60s.

Together since 1994, the stability of this group has been one of it's hallmarks. Bobby Whiteshoes, the founding drummer, passed the sticks to Pro drummer, Ricky J. Lockhart, after retiring in 2004. Ricky has picked up the torch, laying down the solid grooves this great Blues band is known for.

With 5 self produced CD's under their own label, Monster-Tone Records, these guys are the real deal!
SISTAHS TOO (WITH ROCHELLE RAYA & LILA SHERMAN)
SISTAHS TOO (WITH ROCHELLE RAYA & LILA SHERMAN)
From Sistah Blue to The DelRayz, original members Lila Sherman and Rochelle Raya (Arizona Blues Hall of Famer) are at it again.
HANS OLSON
HANS OLSON
HANS OLSON is a veteran performing musician with over 40 years in the music business. He began his career as a lead singer in a Rock & Roll band in Southern California in 1967. By 1970, Hans had developed a very unique and powerful solo act.
He plays an amplified acoustic guitar and harmonica. He is known as one of the best "harp-in-a-rack" players in the world.

Hans' singing is very powerful. His voice is comfortable singing many styles of music ranging from mellow folk ballads to growling boogie blues.

Hans' songwriting is one of his most notable assets. He has recorded over 70 of his songs on his 13 independent record releases.

Hans has been a full time performing musician since 1972. He tours all over the world, but most of the time he travels the highways in Arizona where he has an amazing reputation of being a solo act that can rock a nightclub all night long..
NINA CURRI & DAN RUTLAND
NINA CURRI & DAN RUTLAND
Nina Curri is an outstanding singer/songwriter based in Tempe, Arizona. Her musical styles and influences include Roots Blues, R&B, Jazz, Folk and Country. After years of performing as a blues singer, Nina has developed the ability to meld songbird-like vocals with a powerhouse blues range.
Her music is introspective and real while performing traditional roots blues variety covers and originally composed material. She has had the opportunity of opening shows for and sharing the stage with legendary artists like Francine Reed, Chico Chism, The Rocket 88’s, Steve Reynolds, Hans Olson,
T-Model Ford, Jesse Colter, Ian Moore, Delbert McClinton and many more!
GEORGE BOWMAN
GEORGE BOWMAN
George was born in Mississippi. Although he sang in the church choir, music became important in his life only after his family relocated to Phoenix in the mid 1960's.

Dyke of Dyke & The Blazers managed the apartment complex the Bowmans lived in. Thus, George met Dyke and the band close up. That experience left him in awe and inspired him to become a professional singer. He befriended singer Rochelle Whitehead and drummer Delmar Stewart in the late 60's and formed a show band "Memphis Soul" which enjoyed great popularity for years.

George continued as lead singer with various bands including: "Soul on Ice" (mid to late 70's), "Pyramid" (early 80's), "Nitekap" (mid 80's) "Spectrum" (early 90's) In the mid to late 90's he performed and toured with Lucious Parr's band "Street Life."

In 1999 George won the Arizona Blues Showdown.����

In recent years he has mainly focused on song writing and released 'Badd Boy' (2002) and 'Hoochie Coochie' (2004) which are selling well overseas.��

He has opened for many acts such as Charles Brown, Sweetwater, Taj Mahal, Dr. Hook, Buddy Miles and many more.

George continues to do occasional showcases featuring some of Phoenix' best musicians and R&B artists.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/