ZIGGIE'S LEGAL FUND BENEFIT

ZIGGIE'S LEGAL FUND BENEFIT

MARIO MORENO & THE BLACK & TANS, THE ROCKET 88s, ELGIN, JOHNNY RAPP, SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING, DAVE RILEY / BOB CORRITORE JUKE JOINT BLUES BAND, FLATHEAD, HANS OLSON, JOHNNY D (EMCEE), & MORE!

Sun, April 28, 2019

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:30 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

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.
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
Smokestack Lightning is a band that gets right to the point, and they use
the unmistakable sound of pain, triumph, loneliness and joy to get that
point across. They take the wisdom of the blues and the mesmerism of rock n roll to split tuneful atoms every time they hit the stage. Since they banded together in late 2009, they’ve
taken cues from their blues and rock forebears to create a truly American sound. The artists of this rising outfit are professionals of music and life. Bassist Mark Leos and drummer Pat Antone hold up the groove like twin Atlas’ supporting Smokestack Lightning’s world of rhythm and tempo. Guitarist Rik Leos and harmonica player Robert Jackson pounce on audiences with their fiery lead work.

In 2011 Smokestack Lightning was nominated for a 2012 Native American Music Award for “Best Blues Recording.”

In 2015 Smokestack Lightning won the Arizona Blues Showdown at the Rhythm Room. The event was hosted by the Phoenix Blues Society and featured several of the Valley’s top blues bands. In 2014, Smokestack Lightning came in second at the showdown.
Based in Arizona on the Gila River Indian Community, Smokestack Lightning has traveled beyond the reaches of their reservation and performed before a wide array of audiences at a variety of venues and events.
FLATHEAD
FLATHEAD
Guitarist and vocalist Greg Swanholm (b. 6/4/58) experienced college in Tucson, Arizona, studying computers by day and reverently hanging out at seminal "cowpunk" clubs by night. Moved by the trademark amalgamation sounds of Al Perry, Kevin Daley, Bruce Hamblin and other "desert rockers," Greg waited until he was 25 years old had and had moved to Phoenix before he picked up his first guitar, skipped lessons and formed Flathead with bassist Ruth Wilson and drummer Vince Ramirez. A digressive rock sensation on the alt country club scene, Flathead rapidly became a staple favorite, drawing crowds and defining the post-Gin Blossoms' Tempe sound with regular gigs at the Sail Inn and the Arizona Roadhouse Brewery. Widely considered as a band who has most successfully spun gold out of threads of roots rock, traditional country, and fast dry punk, the band has enjoyed an infectious distinct local appeal throughout the American southwest. Flathead's self-titled debut CD, recorded in Swanholm's kitchen and released by Truxton records in 1997, has been hailed as "completely fun" and has helped to keep traditional dance country well within reach for a broad contemporary audience.
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..
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/