Take a look at our Anniversary poster, what do you think?
These 6 amazing musicians frequently back up Taj Mahal, but their individual lists of performers they have recorded or toured with includes Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Elton John, Leon Russell, Little Feat and B.B. King (just to name a few)
The line up is ready, and we are ready for a great party!! Are you ready?
Mark your calendars for March 14th, Bad Brad & The Fat Cats will announce thier cd release at Blues Jam FAC at the Moxi theater! Bad Brad & The Fat Cats were picked as one of the top 9 bands from 255 acts representing 40 states and 16 countries at the International Blues Competition (IBC) Memphis.
Greeley Blues FAC Presents a night of the blues:
Bad Brad & The Fat Cats – CD Release Party
with special guests: Primary People
Friday March 14th, 2014
5:00 Doors | 6:00 Show
$8 Tickets in Advance / $10 Tickets Day of Show
“Listen to their debut album, And Still I Rise, or witness a live performance by the Heritage Blues Orchestra and you’ll recognize this group as something breathtakingly new even as they honor old African-American musical traditions.
The group is driven by the powerful rhythms of Grammy-awarding winning blues drummer Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith; buttressed by the churning, precise and percussive rhythms of harmonica virtuoso, Frenchman Vincent Bucher; and set ablaze with some of New York City’s heaviest horn players who have worked with everyone from Wynton Marsalis to Sting and Springsteen.
Heritage Blues Orchestra also boasts contributions from Bruno Wilhelm, the group’s highly esteemed tenor saxophonist and horn arranger. A native of France, Wilhelm is influenced by an extensive palette of jazz styles. Whether with ethereal musings or hard-hitting section work, his arrangements punctuate every song they touch.
This, combined with Bill, Chaney and Junior’s collective history in jazz, R&B and gospel, helps articulate and underscore the Heritage Blues Orchestra’s striking voice. At the heart of the group is a broad spectrum of the blues and the longstanding musical mingling between America and Europe that brings together African-American music, Modern Jazz and Western European harmony.
Nowhere is the breadth of Heritage Blues Orchestra’s vision and reach better evidenced than on the album’s closing piece, Hard Times. This song, in 3 movements, demonstrates it all: the traditional call-and-response between a lone voice and guitar; a bewitching horn composition peppered with Miles Davis’ A Silent Way; and a final transition to a roof-raising funk jam that leaps out and shoves you onto the dance floor.”-from http://www.heritagebluesorchestra.com/music.php
For more information on the band visit http://www.heritagebluesorchestra.com
We are very excited to have them in our Greeley Blues Jam on June 14, no doubt it will be PARTY!
“With a background in West African and New Orleans drumming, Ben Malament has provided a funky rhythmic backdrop to Wierzynski’s soulful vocals and soaring trumpet playing since their subway busking days. The addition of saxophonist Johnny Bones brought to the band his influences from time working with Eddie Palmieri, Nell Carter, and Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, to form the core of the group. Growing bigger and gathering steam, the Honeydrops have expanded from an acoustic street trio to a full band: piano and keyboards, electric bass, and additional percussion round out their sound. Beyond the band’s shared musical vision remains a greater purpose: to make people dance, sing, and enjoy themselves. The Honeydrops’ music speaks not just to the heart and soul, but also to the body; people have no choice but to dance. Drawing heavily on Southern soul and Bay Area R&B with twist of New Orleans second-line street music, the Honeydrops defy genres. Their style may not have a name, but one thing is certain: The California Honeydrops don’t just play music. They throw parties.”- From http://www.cahoneydrops.com
For more visit http://www.cahoneydrops.com
We are very excited to have The California Honeydrops at the Greeley Blues Jam this year, we are sure you’ll love them!
What a great way to celebrate with your loved one on Valentine’s Day!
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown will be at the MOXI Theater tearing it down on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th.
We will have delicious cupcakes and desserts from our very own Greeley Downtown shop Batter Up Cakes!
Doors open at 7:00 p.m with music at 8:00 p.m
To purchase tickets visit http://www.moxitheater.com
Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands.
In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards). In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008.
Other Musicians that Tab has recorded or performed with: Junior Wells, George Porter Jr, Dr. John, Johnny Vidacovich, Willie Nelson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Billy Joe Shaver, Maria Muldaur, James Cotton, Greg Bissonette, Cyril Neville, Kenny Aronoff, Allen Toussaint, Steve Bailey, Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Thackery, Tabby Thomas, Charlie Musslewhite and many more.
We are more than thrilled to have Tab Benoit as our headliner at this year’s Greeley Blues Jam 10th Anniversary!
- See more at: http://www.tabbenoit.com/bio/#sthash.QJqwuqzB.dpuf