FIRST STRING FOR FIRST FOOD BLUES DRIVE (EARLY SHOW)

First String & Phoenix Blues Society Present

FIRST STRING FOR FIRST FOOD BLUES DRIVE (EARLY SHOW)

GREENHOUSE, THE HOODOO CASTERS, NINA CURRI & DAN RUTLAND, BUZZSAW & TOOLSHED, THE BLUESHOUNDS, WALKIN' CANE MARK, ALEAH CHRISTINE SHAYE, SUMMER BLUES SHOWCASE, SINCLAIR HOLLAND DUO, TERRAPLANE STATION, BUZZNBEEZ GOOD FOOD TRUCK, CARH'S KITCHEN

Sat, October 18, 2014

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

$7 Minimum Donation or 7 Nonperishable Food Items Donations go to support Arizona's working hungry population through the St Mary’s Food Bank, the world’s first food bank www.firstfood.org. The event also celebrates Phoenix Blues Society members. There will also be a Bike Wash with proceeds to be split with St Mary’s Food Bank and Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc! Food will be available outside from Buzznbeez Good Food Truck and CarH's Kitchen from 12-7pm! See below for more info. SCHEDULE: 12:20 - Aleah Christine Shaye 12:45 - Greetings St Mary's Food Bank Alliance 12:55 - Hoodoo Casters 1:35 - Buzzsaw & Toolshed with Blaise Lantana, Michael Faydk 2:20 - Nina Curri & Dan Rutland 3:00 - Green House 4:15 - Walking Cane Mark w/ Guests 4:50 - Big Daddy D & The Dynamites 5:40 - The Blueshounds 6:20 - Terraplane Station 9:00 - Cash Box Kings (Prime Time Show) - Free admission for all food drive donators!

THE HOODOO CASTERS
THE HOODOO CASTERS
Mike Dotson, slide guitar and vocals:
Mike Performed solo acoustic blues in the 90’s. Mike is a former member of The Amazing Blues Wizards and The Blind Dog Band playing in the blues scene in and around Phoenix. He has performed at various clubs in the Phoenix area and also at the Payson, Tucson and Monterey Bay Blues Festival in 2000 and 2001. Influences are Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Robert Johnson. Mike has also been building guitars since the 90’s and currently makes several custom guitars a year.

Boyd White, harmonica and vocals:
Boyd became interested in blues music while living and working in the gulf coast. He frequented New Orleans and became close friends with Les Getrex a Crescent City native and Blues musician. Les was the inspiration Boyd needed to find his own voice and began what has now become his passion for the Blues. Boyd’s influences are Jimmy Reed, Lazy Lester, and Sam Myers.

Mike Simpson, guitar and vocals:
From 1995 to 2003 Mike was on The Board of Directors of the Phoenix Blues Society and was chairman of the Blues in the Schools Committee. The Phoenix Blues Society presented Mike with the "Keeping the Blues Alive" award in 2007. Mike is a former member of The Amazing Blues Wizards and The Blind Dog Band playing at various clubs in the Phoenix area and also at the Payson, Tucson and Monterey Bay Blues Festival in 2000 and 2001. Mike’s influences are Lightnin Hopkins Albert King and Freddie King.

Maury "Hooter" Saslaff, Bass, vocals:
Hooter started playing guitar in 1974 and switched to bass in 1977 and has only played bass since 1980. I've played all over the US, Europe and Canada and once did a tour in Israel. Toured for years with Big Jack Johnson, recorded 3 CD’s together and were nominated for 5 WC Handy Awards. Hooter has also played with Guitar Junior, Tabby Thomas, Johnny Heartsman, Earl King, Travis Haddix, Johnny Rawls, Phil Guy and many others.

Michael "Hutch" Hutchison, Drums:
Hutch Started in high school marching band at Van Nuys High School. Played in local bands for 10 years. And returned to playing professionally in 2009. Major Influences are Buddy Rich and John Bonham.
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!
THE BLUESHOUNDS
THE BLUESHOUNDS
The Blues Hounds have thrilled audiences for years across Phoenix, Arizona with their tremendous energy and their proven ability to entertain audiences of all ages. By melding the essence of Blues in the styles of Candy Kane, CoCo Montoya, Debbie Davies, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Robben Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Susan Tedeschi and Tommy Castro, with Classic Rock and Motown, The BluesHounds continue to captivate audiences with their energy, musicianship and “Howlin’” performances!
TERRAPLANE STATION
TERRAPLANE STATION
Terraplane Station plays blues and rock favorites.

Jim Bolek – Guitar, Lap Steel, Vocals
Tony DiGiovine – Guitar
Larry Polk – Harmonica, Vocals
Steven Detullio – Drums
Jeff – Bass, Vocals
BUZZNBEEZ GOOD FOOD TRUCK
BUZZNBEEZ GOOD FOOD TRUCK
Food will be available outside from Buzznbeez Good Food Truck!

"At Buzznbeez, we enjoy putting a modern foodie twist on many of your favorite southern style comfort foods. We also take pride in our rotating dishes from around the world."

Please follow the link to view a menu: http://www.buzznbees.com/menu.html
CARH'S KITCHEN
CARH'S KITCHEN
Food will be available outside from CarH's Kitchen!

"Carh's Kitchen opened for business early 2013 and has been wowing it's customers with its tasty original and cultural food. Family owned and operated, Carh's Kitchen is completely independent and dedicated to sastisfying the bellies of every customer."

Please follow the link to check out CarH's Kitchen -- https://www.facebook.com/CarhsKitchen
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/