A Tribute To Mona!

Phoenix Blues Society Presents

A Tribute To Mona!

NINA CURRI & DAN RUTLAND, BOB CORRITORE, GEORGE BOWMAN, J.C. & THE JUKE ROCKERS, DAVE RILEY, SUGAR THIEVES, COLD SHOTT & THE HURRICANE HORNS, Buzz Fowler & Rhythm Street, HANS OLSON

Sun, April 20, 2014

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

$5.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

NINA CURRI & DAN RUTLAND
NINA CURRI & DAN RUTLAND
Nina Curri is an outstanding singer/songwriter based in Tempe, Arizona. Her musical styles and influences include Roots Blues, R&B, Jazz, Folk and Country. After years of performing as a blues singer, Nina has developed the ability to meld songbird-like vocals with a powerhouse blues range.
Her music is introspective and real while performing traditional roots blues variety covers and originally composed material. She has had the opportunity of opening shows for and sharing the stage with legendary artists like Francine Reed, Chico Chism, The Rocket 88’s, Steve Reynolds, Hans Olson,
T-Model Ford, Jesse Colter, Ian Moore, Delbert McClinton and many more!
BOB CORRITORE
BOB CORRITORE
Bob Corritore is considered among the top traditional blues harmonica players on the scene today. Additionally he is the owner of the Rhythm Room, the radio show host of "Those Lowdown Blues" on KJZZ, the founder of Southwest Musical Arts Foundation, the editor and main writer of the Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter, an official endorser of Hohner harmonicas, a Keeping the Blues Alive award recipient, a grammy nominated harmonica player and producer, an honorary member of the Collectif Des Radios Blues, and a great fan of and active participant in blues music in general.
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.
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!!!
SUGAR THIEVES
SUGAR THIEVES
The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation, and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time. They also come equipped with a fresh new style, high-energy showmanship, and an original song list that brings music enthusiasts, of any age, to their feet to shake that meat! In 2008 and 2009, The Sugar Thieves won the Phoenix Blues Society’s AZ. Blues Showdown and were voted best blues band in the state. They went on to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (Feb. 2009/Jan. 2010) where they were voted one of the top ten unsigned blues bands in the world in 09, and won the “People’s Choice” award at the Old Daisy Theatre in 2010. The Sugar Thieves were also voted best Americana band in 09 by the Phoenix New Times’ “Summer of Sound Series”, and nominated for Best Local Band in Phoenix as well. The singular vision that drives this band is their plight to reintroduce what some call a dying genre, blues music, to younger generations and those that have simply forgotten. But don’t think you’ve heard anything like it before. The Thieves put on a show that’s worth writing home about.
COLD SHOTT & THE HURRICANE HORNS
COLD SHOTT & THE HURRICANE HORNS
COLD SHOTT and THE HURRICANE HORNS started in Phoenix, AZ in 1990, as the 3-piece “COLD SHOT BLUES BAND” and is celebrating its 20 Year Anniversary in 2011.The band evolved, under the leadership of founder Ted Kowal (bass, manager) to become a powerful mainstay in the Arizona R&B, Blues, Funk and Soul music circuits. Adding a horn section and a formal name change to the band in 1991, COLD SHOTT and THE HURRICANE HORNS performs regularly at local clubs, community and municipal festivals, as well as music showcases and concerts.

The band features many veteran Arizona musicians most of whom have performed professionally since the 1960’s, not only in Arizona but all across the United States! Winning the 1999 Phoenix Blues Society Annual Blues Showdown sent the band to Memphis, TN to represent Arizona in the International Blues Challenge. The band was also chosen as the Year 2000 “Best Blues Band” as awarded by The Arizona Republic. They have opened up for or backed notable artists such as Delbert McClinton, Jerry Lawson, Guitar Shorty, Chico Chisum and Little Milton. 2010 saw them open for both Eddie Money and The Robert Cray Band and as an opening act for Curtis Salgado and The Tommy Castro Band in 2011!

This 8-piece group boasts a rocking rhythm section, powerful vocals and a 3-piece horn section…….the band is sure to make you get up and dance!

COLD SHOTT and THE HURRICANE HORNS performs Classic and Contemporary R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Funk and Jazz living up to its motto:

Gimmick-free pro performance with ‘Old School’ authenticity!
Buzz Fowler & Rhythm Street
Buzz Fowler & Rhythm Street
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/