BUDDY REED HOMECOMING SHOW

BUDDY REED HOMECOMING SHOW

BILL TARSHA & THE ROCKET 88S, BOB CORRITORE

Fri, April 29, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Buddy visits his old stomping grounds and reunites with friends!
Raw hard hitting blues by this legendary guitarist!

BUDDY REED
BUDDY REED
To long time blues fans throughout the Southwest, Buddy Reed remains one of the area's most fluid and powerful practioners of the blues guitar, a man in confident possession of the blues "mojo", fronting a band that keeps the dance floors in a state of manic rhythmic chaos.

Reed is no late comer to the most original of all American music. Growing up in Rialto, CA, he picked up a guitar in the early sixties when the blues revival of that era began. He started his professional career with Bacon Fat, one of the landmark blues bands of the 60's and 70's. Featuring harmonica great George Smith and a young Rod Piazza, with Buddy on lead guitar and vocals, the band quickly became one of the hottest blues acts in the Los Angeles area.

Bacon Fat eventually came under the tutelage of producer Mike Vernon, who at the time was making records with Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Johnny Young, and Eddie Boyd. After embarking on a successful tour of England, Vernon and the band entered the studio and cut material for five LP's on the British labels Blue Horizon and London.

From 1969 to 1972, Buddy and the band toured the U.S. with George Smith and Big Mama Thornton. When not on the road, the band worked regularly throughout Southern California playing with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, J B Hutto, John Mayall, Jimmy Reed, John Hammond Jr., Jimmy Rogers, Margie Evans, Howlin Wolf, T-Bone Walker, Pee Wee Crayton, and Johnny Otis. Buddy left Bacon Fat in the early seventies to join Little Richard's touring band.

From the seventies onward, Buddy began creating his ideal sound; the singeing hot blues trio. One of the rarest of ensembles, Reed's trio evokes a solid, guitar based sound that fills the room with a powerful and heartfelt sound. It's blues the way it's taught in the old school: straight to the heart, deep into the soul.
BILL TARSHA & THE ROCKET 88S
BILL TARSHA & THE ROCKET 88S
The Rocket 88s have been a solid fixture in the Arizona music scene since the mid 1970s and in the national blues scene...

The Rocket 88s cd "AZ Bootin" with legendary sax player Big Jay McNeely was a 1988 Grammy Award Nominee for best traditional blues recording.

The Rocket 88s are well seasons professional blues musicians touring most of the USA through the years and exciting European audiences. Bill Tarsha, playing harmonica since the mid 60s, is a nationally known world class player winning top harmonica acclaim since the early 1970s.
BOB CORRITORE
BOB CORRITORE
Bob Corritore is considered among the top traditional blues harmonica players on the scene today. Additionally he is the owner of the Rhythm Room, the radio show host of "Those Lowdown Blues" on KJZZ, the founder of Southwest Musical Arts Foundation, the editor and main writer of the Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter, an official endorser of Hohner harmonicas, a Keeping the Blues Alive award recipient, a grammy nominated harmonica player and producer, an honorary member of the Collectif Des Radios Blues, and a great fan of and active participant in blues music in general.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/