PHOENIX BLUES SOCIETY BENEFIT

With many bands and musical acts

PHOENIX BLUES SOCIETY BENEFIT

JC & THE JUKE ROCKERS, LEON J'S JUKE JOINT, BRIAN KABALA, SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING, PAUL CRUIZE & BLUES CREW, TOOLSHED, JIM GLASS BLUES BAND

Fri, April 3, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

LEON J'S JUKE JOINT
LEON J'S JUKE JOINT
From early in Leon's youth he was immersed in music. Traveling in his parents gospel tour bus as a child he performed his first vocal performance at age 4.
Inducted in the National Heritage Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame TM. - 2011, as Ambassador to the Blues & Great Blues Artist Arizona.

Leon's vocal prowess and talent are what you first notice when experiencing his music. His soulful vocals, slide and finger style guitar work, and smooth acoustic grooves, are what he is noted for in performances. He has a reputation for uncommonly entertaining and engaging performances with his story telling & moving the music and set to fit when the energy from his audience joins with his music.

Leon’s storytelling, & knowledge of the early bluesmen and their styles, and the
effect it has to this day on most of our popular music, takes you on a special
journey thru time.

When asked about his music mixing both original with
interpretive songs, he replies “ If I had to be completely truthful, I don’t view any
song I perform as anything other than my music. Simply because I didn’t write the song- say lyrics as an example,
does not make my performance of it any less an original expression... Original expression from the early legends of the blues when furthering
another’s song, is one of the things I love most about the Roots and Blues Music I am blessed to perform for many music lovers"

"Leon J's Delta Infused music was so fresh and original, our studio audience and our Television viewing audience raved about his live performance"
Good Morning Arizona ABC TV 15 March 2013


" A true musical artist - creative - passionate & extremely talented..."
AZ Entertainment Magazine 2012

Leon J's performance is a show you don't want to miss..... Leon J - Simply Good Music!
BRIAN KABALA
BRIAN KABALA
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
Smokestack Lightning is a band that gets right to the point, and they use
the unmistakable sound of pain, triumph, loneliness and joy to get that
point across. They take the wisdom of the blues and the mesmerism of rock n roll to split tuneful atoms every time they hit the stage. Since they banded together in late 2009, they’ve
taken cues from their blues and rock forebears to create a truly American sound. The artists of this rising outfit are professionals of music and life. Bassist Mark Leos and drummer Pat Antone hold up the groove like twin Atlas’ supporting Smokestack Lightning’s world of rhythm and tempo. Guitarist Rik Leos and harmonica player Robert Jackson pounce on audiences with their fiery lead work.

In 2011 Smokestack Lightning was nominated for a 2012 Native American Music Award for “Best Blues Recording.”

In 2015 Smokestack Lightning won the Arizona Blues Showdown at the Rhythm Room. The event was hosted by the Phoenix Blues Society and featured several of the Valley’s top blues bands. In 2014, Smokestack Lightning came in second at the showdown.
Based in Arizona on the Gila River Indian Community, Smokestack Lightning has traveled beyond the reaches of their reservation and performed before a wide array of audiences at a variety of venues and events.
JIM GLASS BLUES BAND
Jim Glass has it all. This versatile performer can be seen at concert venues throughout the Southwestern United States. Jim is an Az. Blues Hall of Fame member and an Arizona music legend with his vintage Les Paul guitar and soulful vocal stylings, having shared the stage with music icons such as Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Edgar Winter, Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal.

His Blues guitar and powerful vocals ooze of the raw emotion that so many imitate but never achieve. Jim has been on the scene for forty years making sure his music lives with a head-on collision of Blues you can use!!
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/