BLUES BLAST AFTER PARTY AND CELEBRITY JAM

BLUES BLAST AFTER PARTY AND CELEBRITY JAM

BILLY WATSON, THE ROCKET 88s, DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE

Sat, March 10, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Blues Blast Afterparty and Celebrity Jam

Featuring many of the bands who will have appeared earlier that day at the Blues Blast Festival! 

Hosted by San Diego Harmonica Ace BILLY WATSON with The Rocket 88s
Plus guest set by Dave Riley & Bob Corritore

Free with Blues Blast ticket stub
or $10 Cover

BILLY WATSON
BILLY WATSON
Billy is an entertainer extraordinaire, capable of throwing down a blues show that can be infectiously hilarious and convincingly nasty. His energy as a frontman is relentless, his vocals inspiring, and his harp work musically outstanding. Billy's repertoire ranges from creepy grooves, grinding shuffles, to fast boogies and swings. Yet audiences do not flock to his shows simply for his mastery of the harmonica... they are drawn by his magnetic stage personality and the idea of never knowing what antic may be next!

Blues music was created by people looking for a way to forget their "blues" by telling their stories through song. Billy's show reminds modern audiences that blues music can be lowdown, but that in the end it's all about having some fun, dancing, and forgetting about your worries.
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.
DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE
DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE
The “Mississippi meets Chicago” blues partnership of Dave Riley and Bob Corritore is now in its 8th year. This is their 3rd CD together, and they have toured extensively in the USA, Europe and South America. Their stage show is a real down-home blues throw- down!

Dave Riley grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi before moving to the West Side of Chicago. He worked down South in later years was a close associate of Frank Frost, Sam Carr and John Weston.

Bob Corritore is a Chicago born and bred harmonica player. He won the 2012 Living Blues Award for Best Harmonica Player. Bob’s Harmonica Blues CD won a 2011 Blues Music Award, he is a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive Award and performed on a Grammy-nominated album.

HUSH YOUR FUSS! features original songs, rootsy old-school storytelling blues that puts you in rural Mississippi by way of Chicago, all in the well- honed style of Dave Riley and Bob Corritore.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/