THE ROCKET 88s

THE ROCKET 88s

NINA CURRI, DAVE PREZ, JOHNNY RAPP, GEORGE BOWMAN, LES MARRIHEW, PAUL GREEN, WILLIS WARREN, MIKE ELDRED

Thu, December 28, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$4.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

THE ROCKET 88s
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.
NINA CURRI
NINA CURRI
Nina Curri is an outstanding singer/songwriter based in Tempe, Arizona. Her musical styles and influences include roots blues, folk, jazz, pop, country and bluesiana. Her music is introspective and real while performing variety covers, traditional roots blues and originally composed material. She is engaging and entertaining while captivating her audience for hours.

Nina has performed in local venues in and outside of Phoenix including Showcases at The Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, AZ; The Desert Botanical Gardens concert series; The Rhythm Room in Phoenix; Tempe Center for the Arts "In The Spotlight" hosted by Walt Richardson; local Phoenix blues festivals; The Southwest Cajun Festival in Chandler; Annual St. Mary's Food Bank Benefit shows featuring Francine Reed & Friends; various local resorts, restaurants and wine bars. She has even performed a showcase at the legendary The Bitter End in NYC where many famed singer/songwriters got their start. She has had the opportunity of opening shows and sharing the bill with legendary artists like Francine Reed, Walt Richardson, Chico Chism, Hans Olson, Ian Moore, Jesse Colter, Delbert McClinton and more!

You may purchase her cd “Back In the Desert” at a live show. Please visit her website for monthly performances and happenings! www.NinaCurri.com
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/