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 Phoenix, Arizona.
Her music is introspective and real while performing traditional roots blues and originally composed material. After years of performing as a blues singer, Nina has developed the ability to meld songbird-like vocals with a powerhouse blues range.
She has had the opportunity of sharing the stage and opening shows for legendary artists like Ian Moore, T-Model Ford, Hans Olson, The Rocket 88's, Steve D. Reynolds, Jesse Colter, Francine Reed and Delbert McClinton.
Nina is currently in the process of recording her original material which will be released in the Spring of 2013.

Living in Texas for several years allowed her to experience cities rich in music and diverse in talent. Houston’s eclectic venues and 6th street in Austin gave her opportunities to develop as a well-rounded artist. In the Houston blues scene,
Nina shared the stage with legendary artists such as Grady Gaines, Milton Hopkins (cousin of Lightnin’ Hopkins) and the nationally acclaimed, Delbert McClinton.

Nina often performs in benefits for many local organizations with legendary artists such as Francine Reed, Dennis Rowland, Andy Gonzales, Hans Olson and many more. Chico Chism frequently invited her onto his stage and encouraged her to pursue her music. For the better part of 2010, she frequently shared the stage with a fabulous jump, swing & rockabilly group, The Jump Back Brothers in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nina also performs around the Valley through an organization called Chicks with Picks. Since 2007, they have been showcasing local and national female artists in Arizona. Nina was a performer in the first Chicks with Picks festival in 2008 that was headlined by Jesse Colter, Sarah Buxton and Michelle Branch.

Some of Nina’s festival performances include: The Telluride Blues & Brew Festival in Colorado; The Phoenix Blues Society’s Charity Festival, Blues for the City in Arizona; The First Annual Chicks with Picks Festival in Cavecreek, Arizona; The Creamy Radio Acoustic Stage at The McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Arizona 2007; The Chandler Ostrich Festival in 2010 & 2011.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/