THE PALADINS

Southwest Musical Arts Foundation Presents

THE PALADINS

MIKE ELDRED TRIO, STACY'S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ

Sat, September 12, 2015

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

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Stacy's Smokehouse BBQ will be at the Rhythm Room from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

THE PALADINS
THE PALADINS
The Paladins started out as a rockabilly band during the rockabilly craze of the early 1980s. Their tagline at the time was "Western & Bop", as they played a combination of rockabilly and vintage country. Their lead singer and rhythm guitarist was Whit Broadly. With this lineup they did their first recording, a contribution to a 1982 local compilation album, Who's Listening?, and a song two years later on The Best of L.A. Rockabilly, a 1984 Rhino Records LP. Their first LP, The Paladins, was produced by Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and was released in 1987 on Wrestler Records.[1] Their second album, Years Since Yesterday, produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin and Mark Linnet, was released on Alligator Records in 1989 and had sold more than 20,000 copies by the end of the year; the band shot a music video for the title song at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California for $30,000.[2] Spending most of their time on the road, by 1989 they had already toured with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lobos, The Blasters and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.[1] They toured abroad as well; in the summer of 1989, between recording sessions for the third album, they played in Europe for the month of June, including shows at the Peer Music Festival in Belgium and the World Music Festival in London.[3]
1990s[edit]

In 1990 the Paladins released their third record, Let's Buzz, "an invigorating blend of rockabilly, blues, rhythm-and-blues and country" recorded in the Los Angeles studio of 1970s soul star Leon Haywood (who also played keyboards on the album), produced again by Steve Berlin and Mark Linnet[4] and released by Alligator.[5] Acclaim came with a nomination at the 1990 Entertainer Music Awards (San Diego County) for Best Rock 'n' Roll, Original Music, for which they were a critics' favorite (they lost out to Beat Farmers).[6] They won the award two years later,[7] a year after winning the San Diego Music Awards.[8] Touring continued relentlessly at home and abroad; in 1991, for instance, they toured Australia for three weeks.[9] Shows were reviewed as fun, lively performances where band members would solo, swap instruments and even occasionally encourage audience members to play instruments.[10]
2000s[edit]

The Paladins appeared to have come to an end in 2004 when Gonzalez wanted to focus on different musical interests after having formed the Hacienda Brothers.[11][12] Thereafter a number of live albums and a live DVD were released with the band sometimes described as being "on hiatus."[13]
While touring with his current band, the Stone River Boys, Gonzalez joined Yearsly and Brian Fahey at the Ink & Iron Festival in Long Beach, California in June 2011 for a Paladins reunion concert, the band's first US concert since 2005.
2013- The Pals have a brand new release called "Wicked". The band recorded a 45RPM Vinyl, @ Thunderbird Analog Recording Studio by: Thomas Yearsley and its being released on LUX Records! The band is up and touring again, so keep your eyes out for The Paladins coming to your City!
MIKE ELDRED TRIO
MIKE ELDRED TRIO
“Mike Eldred is among the rare breed of guitarists who is not afraid of blurring lines in American Music. By bending all of his favorite musical styles, Mike has created his own original voice in modern electric guitar playing. HE’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT, BABY!”
- Brian Setzer
“The deeper “The Mike Eldred Trio” digs into American roots music, the stronger they sound” - Goldmine Magazine
"It’s like listening to what the Clash might have done if they had been born 20 years earlier..."
- Blues Blast Magazine
“It's not so much raw chutzpah as sheer love — backed by unassailable musical chops — with which veteran Southern California blues musician Mike Eldred puts on display in “61 and 49,” referencing the fabled intersection in Clarksdale, Miss., that's essentially ground zero in the world of Delta blues.
What makes the album such a delight is the masterful way the guitarist, singer and songwriter paces his trek through a rainbow's worth of electric and acoustic blues workouts. It's the sign of a journeyman who has spent untold hours playing clubs and learning the old-fashioned way what flies and what doesn't”.
- Los Angeles Times
Voted one of the best guitarists in Americana / Roots / Blues music, The Mike Eldred Trio is a roots “Super-Band” with Eldred (formerly with Stray Cat Lee Rocker) and John Bazz and Jerry Angel both from The Blasters! Their first CD (The Mike Eldred Trio) sent shock waves throughout the Americana/roots/blues community with rave reviews from Brian Setzer among others, and gave Eldred the title “best unknown guitarist”. The band's second CD (61 and 49) was voted of the Top Ten CD releases of 2011 by the Los Angeles Times.
The band’s newest effort is a multi-layered blues journey through Mississippi juke joints, prisons, churches, and the small neighborhood called Baptist Town in Greenwood where the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson was murdered in 1938. The trio invited several guests into the famed Sun Studio to lend a hand, and David Hidalgo, Robert Cray, and John Mayer help to tell a story of the dichotomy of the ongoing struggle between poverty and affluence, love and hate, and sin and salvation.
The trio’s 4th album “Baptist Town” is a monumental achievement in roots and blues storytelling, and will undoubtedly grow the trio’s already large fan base that includes artists like ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons:
“El contenta completa”...! This is it. Enjoy this one, top to bottom, bottom to top. The Mike Eldred Trio makes the rounds through a blues-wrapped offering that is certain to satisfy. Rock it!”
STACY'S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ
STACY'S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ
Stacy's Smoke House BBQ, Restaurant and Bar in Mesa, Arizona. Since 1995, We have successfully created dish after dish, to please our customers imagination and taste. Stacy's is a World Class desert oasis for Good Ole fashion pit smoked barbecue. Rated #4 in the country for the "Best Foods Ever", Rave!! by the Food Dude on the Spike Channel, Bon Appetits 'Top 10 Restaurants' and as Seen On TV food networks worldwide. If your looking for some of the Best BBQ & Homemade Sauce on the Planet, don't substitute your craving. Stop in for a great meal or have Chef Stacy cater your next event "Stacy's Style"
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/