CHICO CHISM MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY THE ROCKET 88S & HANS OLSON

CHICO CHISM MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY THE ROCKET 88S & HANS OLSON

HANS OLSON, GEORGE BOWMAN, GEORGE THOMAS VAUGHT, WALKIN' CANE MARK, GYPSY! WILD AT HARP WITH JC, J.C. & THE JUKE ROCKERS, DAVE RILEY, MASARAY BLUE PONY, BUZZ FOWLER, GAIL PHOENIX

Sat, May 31, 2014

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

$8.00

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.
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..
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.
GYPSY! WILD AT HARP WITH JC
GYPSY! WILD AT HARP WITH JC
Music has always been an influence in Gypsy's life. As a child she would attend at least three or more church services, just to hear them sing. She also loves to dance, once given a harmonica as a birthday gift, it all seem to fit.

She has had the opportunity to listen to some of the world’s greatest blues harmonica players. Many of them have been her mentors. Feature artist include, Bullet Bill Tarsha, Bob Corritore, Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin, Lazy Lester, Mark Harman, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnny Dyer, Rob Piazza, Jr Wells, and many others.

She has been playing for about twenty five years, and been in several blues bands, from LA, Las Vegas, to Phoenix. Wild hair and high energy have become her trade mark.

Along with the cosmic talents of Mr. TJ (Tom Jennings) on guitar, New Orleans, Louisiana born Col.Dave DuPont on keys, Don Kolb from Albany, NY on bass, Anthony from Chicago on drums, it all makes for a fine mix.
J.C. & THE JUKE ROCKERS
J.C. & THE JUKE ROCKERS
From old school Chicago Style to West Coast Blues and everything in between...
J.C. & The Juke Rockers deliver Blues Music that makes you want to Jump Jive and Swing!

John (J.C.) Chavez fronts the band with his Smooth Vocals, Smoking Guitar and Hot Harmonica making him a Triple Threat.
Then when you add in the Rock Solid Rhythm Section of The Juke Rockers, you get a combination punch that is a sure fire knockout!

JC&TJR draw the audience in and make them feel like they are the 5th member of the band.

This group is truly "One Class Act" that will leave jaws dropping, people talking and asking for more...check em out!!!
BUZZ FOWLER
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/