JOHNNY BOYD (OF INDIGO SWING)

A Night of Cool Jump Blues & Swing Dancing!

JOHNNY BOYD (OF INDIGO SWING)

THE ROCKET 88s, SANDRA DEE'S CREOLE KITCHEN

Sat, October 4, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Food will be available outside from Sandra Dee’s Catering at 10pm! See below for more info.

JOHNNY BOYD
JOHNNY BOYD
Singer, Songwriter, Swing Lover!

He has the romanticism of a crooner. The boyish good looks of a classic, golden-era matinee idol. The true passion, soul and vision of a renegade artist. But it’s his highly distinctive, smooth as silk vocal style that truly defines him. He’s Johnny Boyd – and he’s back. And like Frank, he does it his way.

Long-acclaimed as one of the most versatile vocal performers of today, Boyd seamlessly blends swing, jazz, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma of a bygone era, while taking risks with his arrangements that truly show confidence in his talent.

It’s been 12 years, but the former Indigo Swing frontman hasn’t missed a beat. The highly prolific singer-songwriter and resident road dog, known for his extreme work ethic (300+ gigs a year in the U.S. and Europe), can still move an audience from smiles to tears, in one sitting. With over 1,100 consecutive live performances to Boyd’s credit, more than 100,000 records sold, and thousands of loyal and devoted fans worldwide, he is now gearing up for more.

August 2012 marks the much-anticipated release of Boyd’s full-length album entitled Never Been Blue. This most recent work finds him flexing his musical muscle and moving into territory never explored with Indigo Swing, all while staying true to his crooning roots.

Comments Boyd: “I’m a romantic. I try to be optimistic. My songs have always involved classic themes about everyday life: dreams, disappointments and sacrifices…and hope for better days.”

Perhaps critic Chris Jorgensen best sums up Boyd’s appeal: “In the hands of lesser talent, it would have felt like a novelty. But Boyd clearly loves each song he performs, and he reinforces the old musical maxim that no matter how strange the music seems, if it feels good, it is good.”

Yes, Johnny Boyd is back.
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.
SANDRA DEE'S CREOLE KITCHEN
SANDRA DEE'S CREOLE KITCHEN
Food will be available outside from Sandra Dee’s Catering!

"Born and raised in Louisiana and we come to you with 'delicious Creole food', just like my mom, aunts and grandmothers cooked back home." ~Sandra Dee

Please follow the link to view a menu: http://www.sandradeescatering.com/#!menu/c24tf
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/