WILLIE BUCK WITH

Chicago Blues Sensation!

WILLIE BUCK WITH

THE RHYTHM ROOM ALL-STARS (BOB CORRITORE, BIG JON ATKINSON, DANNY MICHEL, TROY SANDOW, BRIAN FAHEY)

Fri, May 22, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

WILLIE BUCK
WILLIE BUCK
Willie Buck was born in 1937 in the small town of Houston, Mississippi. When he was a boy, Willie spent most of his tme working at a local paper mill making $5 during the day and honing his voice by night. He began his craft singing in the most popular form of the day, "Rock & Roll." Inspite of his vigor for the newly developing artform, his passions began to lean towards the more traditional sound of the delta... Blues. Believe you me, it didn't take him long to develop his sound. While still in "Da South," Willie performed on what became known as the "Chittlin Circuit" bouncin' between Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, North & South Carolina, Tennesee and Texas. Shortly after developing a reputation, Willie did like a lot of Southerners during that time by migrating to Chicago in 1954.
Once here, he truly immersed himself in the Chicago Blues scene. He became a real force in the "Maxwell Street" blues Legacy which boasts of the raw blues talent that it has produced. It was also here that he made his first recording titled "The Disco Blues". This also marked the beginning of his overseas travel to Canada, Mexico, France and Amsterdam. Willie was recently inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame among many of his fellow performers here in Chicago in the summer of 2004. Soon after, he released his latest CD, "I Wanna Be Loved" in early 2005. As the blues scene has declined here in the states, Willie has seen a resurgence... more like a movement in blues overseas. His music is profoundly affecting young and old alike in Europe. "I'm glad to see the newfound appreciation of my music in Europe. I'll be heading back there real soon!" he said. His sound is one that only gets better with age. He's hoping you grow to appreciate the blues too.
THE RHYTHM ROOM ALL-STARS (BOB CORRITORE, BIG JON ATKINSON, DANNY MICHEL, TROY SANDOW, BRIAN FAHEY)
THE RHYTHM ROOM ALL-STARS (BOB CORRITORE, BIG JON ATKINSON, DANNY MICHEL, TROY SANDOW, BRIAN FAHEY)
The Rhythm Room All-Stars were founded by harmonica player, bandleader, and club owner Bob Corritore in 1991, as he opened his Phoenix blues and roots concert club called The Rhythm Room. This band's current lineup includes Big Jon Atkinson on guitar and vocals, Danny Michel on guitar, Troy Sandow on bass, Brian Fahey on drums, and Bob Corritore on harmonica. Each member of this band has a long and credentialed blues resume. The Rhythm Room All-Stars' specialty is a vintage Chicago Blues sound. This group not only puts on its own house-rockin' show, but also serves as a backing unit for visiting guest artists, and has supported Henry Gray, Jimmy Rogers, Big Pete Pearson, Tomcat Courtney, Mud Morganfield, Tail Dragger, Carol Fran, Sam Lay, Roy Gaines, Billy Boy Arnold, Snooky Pryor, Luther Tucker, Bo Diddley, Louisiana Red, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Finis Tasby, Johnny Dyer, Dave Riley, Chico Chism, Pinetop Perkins, Lil' Ed, Bob Margolin, Kid Ramos, Nappy Brown, Sugaray Rayford, Diunna Greenleaf, Barrelhouse Chuck, and many others. Over the years, The Rhythm Room All-Stars have become an international festival attraction, appearing at such high-profile events as the Lucerne Blues Festival, Marco Fiume Blues Passions Festival in Italy, the Bay-Car Blues Festival in France, The Ottawa Blues Festival in Canada, The Spring Blues Festival in Belgium, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at Hotel Le Meridien in Paris, France, as well as its numerous openings for B.B. King. The Rhythm Room All-Stars sound is showcased on releases by Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Henry Gray, Tomcat Courtney, Sam Lay, John Primer, Tail Dragger and Louisiana Red.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/