BUZZ FEST (HONORING THE LATE BUZZ FOWLER)

The Phoenix Blues Society Presents

BUZZ FEST (HONORING THE LATE BUZZ FOWLER)

POP TOP, DESERT PURPLE, LEE RYAN POOLE, CHE NEMETH, NINA & DAN, THE UNKNOWN ASSOCIATES, SHAKY GROUND, SWEET BABY RAY, THE HOODOO CASTERS, UVON & RAY RAY, THOMAS OLIVER & PETER HALL, GYPSY

Sun, December 18, 2016

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

DESERT PURPLE
DESERT PURPLE
Featuring Nick Armendariz on drums/vocals and Taylor Shapiro on guitar/vocals, Desert Purple is a two-piece psychedelic blues/rock band from Arizona
THE HOODOO CASTERS
THE HOODOO CASTERS
Mike Dotson, slide guitar and vocals:
Mike Performed solo acoustic blues in the 90’s. Mike is a former member of The Amazing Blues Wizards and The Blind Dog Band playing in the blues scene in and around Phoenix. He has performed at various clubs in the Phoenix area and also at the Payson, Tucson and Monterey Bay Blues Festival in 2000 and 2001. Influences are Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Robert Johnson. Mike has also been building guitars since the 90’s and currently makes several custom guitars a year.

Boyd White, harmonica and vocals:
Boyd became interested in blues music while living and working in the gulf coast. He frequented New Orleans and became close friends with Les Getrex a Crescent City native and Blues musician. Les was the inspiration Boyd needed to find his own voice and began what has now become his passion for the Blues. Boyd’s influences are Jimmy Reed, Lazy Lester, and Sam Myers.

Mike Simpson, guitar and vocals:
From 1995 to 2003 Mike was on The Board of Directors of the Phoenix Blues Society and was chairman of the Blues in the Schools Committee. The Phoenix Blues Society presented Mike with the "Keeping the Blues Alive" award in 2007. Mike is a former member of The Amazing Blues Wizards and The Blind Dog Band playing at various clubs in the Phoenix area and also at the Payson, Tucson and Monterey Bay Blues Festival in 2000 and 2001. Mike’s influences are Lightnin Hopkins Albert King and Freddie King.

Maury "Hooter" Saslaff, Bass, vocals:
Hooter started playing guitar in 1974 and switched to bass in 1977 and has only played bass since 1980. I've played all over the US, Europe and Canada and once did a tour in Israel. Toured for years with Big Jack Johnson, recorded 3 CD’s together and were nominated for 5 WC Handy Awards. Hooter has also played with Guitar Junior, Tabby Thomas, Johnny Heartsman, Earl King, Travis Haddix, Johnny Rawls, Phil Guy and many others.

Michael "Hutch" Hutchison, Drums:
Hutch Started in high school marching band at Van Nuys High School. Played in local bands for 10 years. And returned to playing professionally in 2009. Major Influences are Buddy Rich and John Bonham.
GYPSY
GYPSY
Gypsy is a band featuring members Cold World, Mother Of Mercy, and Stick Together. There's absolutely no info anywhere about this band except for the brief descriptions I've seen on the Six Feet Under Records website and other sites selling this album. The band has no formal webpage, tumblr, facebook, or bandcamp pages whatsoever. Judging by the band's pedigree, you'd think you'd be in for some heavy sounding music, but that couldn't be further from what's contained on Gypsy's debut ten song album. Gypsy play a great style of emotive and melodic music that's one part melodic punk, one part emo, and one part 90's alt. rock thrown in for good measure
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/