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  • Wed
    04
    Mar
    2015

    Chris Duarte Group

    Early Show!

    Blues/Rock
    Doors open @ 5:30 p.m & Show Starts @ 6:30

    Chris Duarte 2014 press pic 5The Chris Duarte Group emerged on the scene out of Austin, Texas in the early 90’s and gained notoriety after wowing a packed room of industry insiders at the South X Southwest convention. In the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s passing, Duarte quickly gained a National reputation as young man imbued with a playing style comparable at times to the late guitarist. After fielding interest from a number of labels, Duarte signed to Silvertone Records and his debut album “Texas Sugar/Strat Magik” reportedly sold in excess of 100,000 units in the United States, no small feat for a blues/rock guitarist. This coupled with Duarte’s strong commitment to touring, was the impetus for Chris’ winning the “Best New Talent” in Guitar Player’s 1995 Reader’s Poll. He also finished fourth in the magazine’s “Best Blues Guitarist” category that year behind legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2015

    TBA - Stay Tuned

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  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2015

    Kharizmah

    R&B/Jazz from Kansas City
    Doors open @ 6:30 p.m. & Show Starts @ 8:00 p.m.

    KharizmahKHARIZMAH IS A ELECTRIC 11 PIECE SHOWBAND BASED OUT OF KANSAS CITY. WE DELIVER OVER 2-4 HOURS OF HARD HITTING, WELL CHOREOGRAPHED FUN FOR OUR AUDIENCES. KHARIZMAH HAS EARNED ACCLAIM A D RAVE REVIEWS AS ONE OF THE MOST ENERGETIC, HARD WORKING SHOWBANDS IN THE MIDWEST. KHARIZMAHS DELIVERY IS TIGHT YET LACED WITH OUR OWN UNIQUE STYLE.

     

     

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2015

    Samantha Fish

    Early Show!

    Blues Guitarist
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Show starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Samantha FishKansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf, which mixed gutsy riff-blues rockers like “Down In The Swamp” with the mellow small-hours jazz of “Feelin’ Alright,” while marinating her songwriting in the groove of the Rolling Stones and even tipping a hat to Heart. “It’s all the sounds I grew up with,” she explained at the time, “with my own spin.” Earlier this year Samantha joined labelmate Devon Allman for a sultry duet of the Tom Petty classic, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” that appeared on Devon’s Turquoise CD and accompanying video.

    Hitting a receptive international blues and rock press, Runaway was hailed as a thrilling opening statement, earning a string of rave reviews and radio airplay, climaxed by her winning the Blues Music Award (BMA) for “Best New Artist Debut” in 2012. “I’m truly humbled by the recognition,” Samantha said afterward. “I can barely wait to make record number two…”

    Now, the wait is over, as Samantha Fish unleashes a major storm of her trademark guitar work and soulful vocals on Black Wind Howlin’. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’”
    No “sophomore slump” here, as Black Wind Howlin’ leaps from the speakers with 12 smoking tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011, I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop,” she proclaims. “I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.”

    Rather than trying to duplicate what she accomplished on her first success, Samantha re-defines her sound throughout the tracks on Black Wind Howlin’. She can be brutally rocking on cuts like the tour bus snapshot of “Miles To Go” (“Twelve hours to Reno/ten hours til the next show”), the swaggering “Sucker Born” (“Vegas left me weary, LA bled me dry/skating on fumes as I crossed the Nevada line…”) and the venomous “Go To Hell” (“Oh, this ain’t my first rodeo/You hit yourself a dead end/Your voodoo eyes, ain’t gonna cast a spell/So you can go to hell!”). “I’ve become tougher,” she notes of these head-banging moments, “and I think that was reflected in the sound we went for.”

    And yet, elsewhere, backed by the versatile production of longtime collaborator Mike Zito, you’ll find Samantha shifting gears to the aching slide-guitar balladry of “Over You” (“Echoing words, said I’d never make it on my own…”) and the redemptive country song, “Last September” (“Don’t remember the curves of my face/Can’t feel the warmth in my embrace/Well I’m here to remind you…”).

    She might stop off for a gritty cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talking,” and co-wrote “Go to Hell” with Zito, but all other tracks are Samantha’s self-penned originals, and it’s a mix that will keep listeners on their toes. “I wanted this record to have a modern rocking sound,” she explains of the album’s vibe. “I also wanted it to have elements of Americana, country and roots.”

    For Samantha, the recording sessions proved just as rewarding as the writing “I had a dream team of musicians and special guests,” she recalls. “And Dockside Studios quickly became one of my favorite places on earth.”

    It hasn’t been that long since a teenaged Samantha Fish first started showing up at her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, and began soaking up the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters like Mike Zito and Tab Benoit, then going back to ’80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan and following the lineage to the pre-war Delta masters. “I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”

    With those influences as her template, Samantha incorporated the sounds of the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, in putting together a sound that would become her own.

    By the age of 18, Samantha had settled on a searing lead guitar style that expressed her own voice rather than mimicking clichéd blues licks note-for-note. She quickly broke into a dues-paying period on the Kansas City jam circuit: an apprenticeship at the sharp end that tightened her musical chops, polished her stagecraft and gave her the grit to overcome occasional skepticism about her age, hair tone and gender. “I always hated the idea of the gimmick,” she told Premier Guitar. “People come out just because you are a girl, but then you have so much more to prove once you get them in the door.” And Samantha has delivered on that promise, as evidenced by one listen to the new recording. “I really got to do exactly what I wanted to do on Black Wind Howlin’,” she says, “and I’m incredibly proud of it.”

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015

    Solo Hogs

    Blues from Topeka
    Doors open at 6:30 and Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

    Solo HogsThe Solohogs began playing in 1994 in Topeka. Founding members Michael Stratton (guitar) and Lew Spring (bass) began as an acoustic duo inspired by the likes of Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal. 1995 saw Les Goering (harmonica, guitar) and Mark Paquette (drums) join the band. They ramped up the electric gear and with the line-up complete they began playing regularly in the Midwest and built a following due to there brand of energetic blues and rock with strong harmony vocals. They continued as weekend warriors for twelve years and then split to pursue other projects but continued to re-unite for "special" shows. 20 years later the band is fully re-united and the energy is at its highest level ever! "When Pigs Fly" was recorded live at TPAC in 2001 and is the only recording to date but more projects are in the works. "We still get out the hollow bodies and return to our roots at every show." Come early, stay late, a great time is guaranteed!

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2015

    Jason Ricci

    Harmonica Blues from Portland, Maine
    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show Starts @ 8:00 p.m.

    JasonRicciRaised in Portland, Maine, Jason Ricci started playing music in punk bands at the age of 14. After discovering a love of the harmonica and Blues music, he turned his attention in that direction. In 1995, Ricci moved from Portland to Memphis, TN, where shortly there after he placed first in the Sonny Boy Blues Society contest at 21 years of age. Later that same year Ricci recorded his first album, Jason Ricci. In Memphis, Ricci began playing with David Malone Kimbrough, son of blues great Junior Kimbrough, and was a part of the bands of both Kimbroughs also was sitting in with R.L Burnside. In 1999, Ricci won the Mars National Harmonica Contest, and began playing with Keith Brown, later recording with him as well. In 2000, he received a two page write up in Blues Access magazine by Adam Gussow (harmonica player for Satan and Adam) saying "I am convinced he along with Dennis Gruenling is one of the best harmonica players of his generation" .After 15 months with Big Al and the Heavyweights, Ricci started his own band, Jason Ricci and New Blood, in 2002. In 2005, Ricci was honored with the Muddy Water Promising New Blues Artist Award. In 2007 Ricci and New Blood were signed to Electo Groove Productions. His first album with the label. The band as a whole has been nominated for Blues Band of the Year three times by Blues Wax magazine. Ricci won the Blues Critic Award for Harmonica Player of the Year (2008) and was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Harmonica Player of the Year in 2009, and later won in 2010. By 2011 Ricci had relocated to New Orleans, and assembled a new band, Approved By Snakes with guitarist John Lisi. Jason currently lives in Bloomington Indiana, he teaches students, holds harmonica conferences, plays local dates and is awaiting the next tour.

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2015

    James Armstrong

    Blues Ambassador Doors open @ 6:30 & Show Starts @ 8:00 p.m.

    James ArmstrongCome see James Armstrong perform in concert! Seen live, Armstrong has a confident stage presence that combines grace with mischief. Few blues artists know how to play the crowd as James can, shifting dynamics from a whisper to a growl. Wherever he travels around the world his magnetism continues to hush a noisy rabble or entice a crowd to follow him out into the street or down the length of a beach. Little wonder he’s been dubbed: The Ambassador of the Blues.

     

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2015

    Kris Lager Band

    Swagadocious from Nebraska
    Doors open @ 6:30 and Show Starts @ 8:00 p.m.

    Kris Lager BandAccording to guitarist/vocalist Kris Lager, “boogie trance is the mindset of openness and living inside the groove. It’s a nice steady breath.” It’s also part of the title of the Kris Lager Band’s new album, Heavy Soul and Boogie Trance. Comprised of keyboardist Jeremiah Weird, drummer John Fairchild, bassist Brandon Miller, and Lager, the Kris Lager Band is preparing for the album release party on February 13 at The Hive. It’s been a long road for the group. The seasoned musicians have mastered their instruments through years of practice and perseverance.

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2015

    Eric Sardinas

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  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015

    Earl & Them

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  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2015

    Platinum Express

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  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2015

    Maria the Mexican

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  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2015

    Wayne Sharp & The Sharpshooters

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  • Fri
    22
    May
    2015
    Sat
    23
    May
    2015

    Cate Brothers Memorial Day Weekend

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  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2015
    Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015

    Cate Brothers Labor Day Weekend

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