ALABAMA MIKE WITH THE RHYTHM ROOM ALL-STARS

Southwest Musical Arts Foundation Presents

ALABAMA MIKE WITH THE RHYTHM ROOM ALL-STARS

SANDRA DEE'S CREOLE KITCHEN

Fri, November 13, 2015

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Sandra Dee's Creole Kitchen Food Truck will be serving food outside Rhythm Room from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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.
ALABAMA MIKE
ALABAMA MIKE
Alabama Mike is a hard-driving Chicago-style blues singer with the ability to make you feel as if you’ve revisited the early CHESS RECORDS days.
Alabama Mike is a force on the microphone with that first rate, church house tenor’, that he was blessed with he has a sound that will remind you of a young BB King or Buddy Guy, Elmore James and Little Johnny Taylor.

Michael A. Benjamin, aka Alabama Mike was born January 31, 1964 in Talladega, Alabama. He was influenced by the gospel singing of his father who encouraged him and his five siblings to begin singing in the church at a very early age. He came to California in 1983 via a military hitch in the U.S. Navy which landed him in the San Francisco Bay area. Several years down the road, as he soaked up what he could learn from blues records he collected and local blues act and associates along the way, he started performing the blues professionally in 1999. He was fortunate enough to put a record label (Jukehouse Records) together in 2009 along with co-founder Scott Silveira and released his first record entitled Day To Day which officially broke him into the blues music scene. Domestically and internationally known for his first rate tenor’ vocals and his witty and ingenious song writing skills, he then followed with his sophomore offering in 2011 which he entitled Tailor Made Blues that has been causing some fuss around here, garnering five star reviews in all the major blues magazines and heavy airplay worldwide. His band includes Anthony Paule ~ guitar, Scot Brenton ~ guitar/harmonica, Kedar Roy ~ bass, Paul Revelli ~ drums. He recently formed a acoustic blues-trio calling the The Hound Kings, which includes himself, A. Paule and W.S. Brenton. The Hound Kings have released their debut CD May 2013 titled UNLEASHED. The Hound Kings new release UNLEASHED CD was nominated by The Blues Foundation for a 2014 Blues Music Award in the Acoustic Album category. Alabama Mike performed at the 2014 Blues Music Awards with The Hound Kings and was rated one of the Top Ten Highlights of the show by the Blues Foundation. Alabama Mike has shared the stage with such blues greats as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Steve Freund, Bobby Rush, Johnny Rawls, Fillmore Slim, R. J. Mischo, DeWayne Wiggins, Willie (Big Eyes) Smith and so many others. He has also played several national festivals and concerts including the Poconos Blues Festival, Reno Blues Festival, among others and is preparing to tour internationally this Summer 2015. He has previously been awarded 2010 Blues New Artist Of The Year ~ Bay Area Blues Society, 2010 Nominee Blues Blast Magazine Beat New Artist Debut Recording, 2011 Nominee Blues Foundation ~ Category:Blues Music Award Traditional Blues ~Male Artist Of The Year. He is currently preparing a 2015 release of blues/soul original compositions that is sure to have blues lovers and listeners anticipating Alabama Mike’s third solo project which will be produced by Kid Anderson (Greaseland Music Services) in the San Francisco Bay Area. This work will feature the likes of Jim Pugh who was with Robert Cray for 25 years and before then he was in Etta James’ and Otis Rush’s bands. On organ and piano and Jerry Jemmott who played bass in King Curtis’ band in the 60′s, and they played on most of the Aretha Franklin, BB King, Freddie King and Otis Rush records of that time the 60′s. There will also be a host of local bay area blues artist featured such as Lil Jonny Lawton, Aki Kumar, Sid Morris, Kedar Roy and many others will be accompanying him.
SANDRA DEE'S CREOLE KITCHEN
SANDRA DEE'S CREOLE KITCHEN
Food will be available outside from Sandra Dee’s Catering!

"Born and raised in Louisiana and we come to you with 'delicious Creole food', just like my mom, aunts and grandmothers cooked back home." ~Sandra Dee

Please follow the link to view a menu: http://www.sandradeescatering.com/#!menu/c24tf
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/