REMEMBERING THE CHIEF

A Memorial Tribute To Chief Schabuttie Gilliame

REMEMBERING THE CHIEF

THE ROCKET 88s, TOM GRILLS, TOMMY DUKES, JOHNNY RAPP, COLD SHOTT & THE HURRICANE HORNS, DAVE RILEY, BOB CORRITORE, PARIS JAMES, BIG NICK, ROCHELLE RAYA, MARIO MORENO, JOHNNY TANNER & HIS ACES, BRIAN FAHEY, GYPSY (OF WILD AT HARP), GEORGE VAUGHT & BUZZ FOWLER, MANSARAY BLUE-PONY, NINA CURRI

Fri, January 23, 2015

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

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Chief Schabuttie Gilliame passed away on Dec 23 after years of singing inspirational heartfelt blues to Phoenix audiences. We remember him and his rich legacy as musicians gather to pay tribute.

CHIEF SCHABUTTIE GILLIAME
CHIEF SCHABUTTIE GILLIAME
The Chief's unique voice and heartfelt delivery make him one of the great Blues singers in Phoenix. His powerful delivery invokes memories of Howlin' Wolf. Born in Eqypt in 1925, the Chief was the first son of a tribal Chief and was raised in the tribal traditions. He moved to America in 1969 and began singing in a place called Momma Leones in New York. After that he moved to Arkansas and ended up getting a job singing with Charlie Rich. He loved singing country music but it was in Dark Hollow, Arkansas where he heard the "Blues" and his destiny was clear. He got a job working as a roadie for Arkansas Larry Davis and Albert King. One night he filled in singing for Albert King , who had laryngitis, and his Blues career was born.

He moved to Tucson in 1981. In 1989 he moved to Phoenix and quickly made friends with local legends, Bob Tate and Dennie Hartnet., who helped him learn about the music business. The Chief has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Celebrity Theatre and many other venues around the Valley. His most recent recording is "Snakes Crawls At Night" Released in 2004.

Schabuttie Gilliame passed away December 23, 2014 in a West Valley hospital.
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.
TOMMY DUKES
TOMMY DUKES
Tommy Dukes was born in Hattiesburg, Mississppi and grew up in Winslow, Arizona. He started playing the guitar and harmonica at age 13. On stage he covers traditional Blues, R&B and his own original songs. Tommy has entertained Blues enthusiasts all over Arizona and the US.
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!
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.
NINA CURRI
NINA CURRI
Nina Curri is an outstanding singer/songwriter based in Tempe, Arizona. Her musical styles and influences include roots blues, folk, jazz, pop, country and bluesiana. Her music is introspective and real while performing variety covers, traditional roots blues and originally composed material. She is engaging and entertaining while captivating her audience for hours.

Nina has performed in local venues in and outside of Phoenix including Showcases at The Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, AZ; The Desert Botanical Gardens concert series; The Rhythm Room in Phoenix; Tempe Center for the Arts "In The Spotlight" hosted by Walt Richardson; local Phoenix blues festivals; The Southwest Cajun Festival in Chandler; Annual St. Mary's Food Bank Benefit shows featuring Francine Reed & Friends; various local resorts, restaurants and wine bars. She has even performed a showcase at the legendary The Bitter End in NYC where many famed singer/songwriters got their start. She has had the opportunity of opening shows and sharing the bill with legendary artists like Francine Reed, Walt Richardson, Chico Chism, Hans Olson, Ian Moore, Jesse Colter, Delbert McClinton and more!

You may purchase her cd “Back In the Desert” at a live show. Please visit her website for monthly performances and happenings! www.NinaCurri.com
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/