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  • Fri
    29
    May
    2015

    Anthony Gomes

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

    Blues from St. Louis

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    Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.  Blues Music Magazine’s editor recently declared that, “Gomes’ formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues.”  This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.  Gomes has headlined concerts in 17 countries and has had the honor of sharing the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

     Word of Gomes’ electrifying performances has reached Eric Clapton, Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, Toby Keith, Jonny Lang, Ron White and Vince Vaughn who have all attended Gomes’ concerts.  After experiencing Gomes  live, John Goodman referred to him as “a pure soul brother” and comedian Ron White declared his official endorsement of Anthony Gomes.   Perhaps the greatest complement was offered by Morgan Freeman who jokingly professed that Anthony was, “not bad for a white boy.” 

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2015

    Afroissippi

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

    Details Coming Soon....

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2015

    Biscuit Miller & The Mix Featuring Rachelle Coba

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

    Blues from Chicago

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     Born and raised on the south side of Chicago by his Grandmother; he was given his childhood nickname, Biscuit, after always being in the kitchen and underfoot while she was trying to cook. Growing up at Grandma’s house also gave Biscuit his love and appreciation for music, as gospel and soul were played in the home on a regular basis.
     
         While visiting his friend Datrick’s house one afternoon, Biscuit spotted a four string electric bass sitting in a corner collecting dust and decided to check it out. The bass belonged to Datrick’s older brother, Darnell, who taught him a couple of songs. Biscuit took to it like a fish in water, “It was easy to play and I fell in love with it immediately”. So at the tender age of eleven years old, Biscuit Miller was born into the “Blues”. It didn’t take long until he formed his first band, Clever, with Ivan Wallace, his childhood friend. They moved to Minneapolis in 1982 where Sonny Rogers taught him a lot about playing basic blues. During his time with Rogers, they recorded “They Call Me the Cat Daddy”, which won Rogers a Handy Award for Best New Artist. Unfortunately, Sonny passed away before he was able to accept the award. Biscuit then went on to play with other respected blues artists such as, Mojo Buford (formerly with Muddy Waters) and Lady Blue (backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner).
     
         One day, Biscuit received a phone call requesting him to come back home to sub for Chicago’s own legendary Lonnie Brooks who needed a bass player for one night. That one night lasted for over ten years as Biscuit became the permanent bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band. “The years I spent with Lonnie were invaluable to me as a musician. I learned so much about the music business and being on the road – we played some incredible gigs such as President Clinton’s inauguration and I met and performed with many of my own idols while traveling with Lonnie and the band. During the winter months, we didn’t tour as much, so I spent time sitting in with various musicians and in 2000 I formed Biscuit and the Mix to fill up some of the down-time”. During this time, he recorded a CD “Come Together”. One of the bands Biscuit frequently sat in with was the up and coming Anthony Gomes Band. During one of those sessions, he was asked to join the band full time and he decided to take Anthony up on his offer. During the five years with the Anthony Gomes Band, they released five CD’s, Unity, Sweet Stringin' Soul, Long Way Home, Music is the Medicine, and the latest, Live at the Triple Door. 

         A heavy touring schedule of over 250 gigs a year in the US and abroad have led to a dedicated fan base. In 2012 Biscuit’s fun and funky style of bass playing earned him the Blues Music Award for Bassist of the Year. He also took 2nd place in the bassist category in the Blues Matters International Writers Poll. Biscuit Miller and The Mix are once again on the road with his latest CD “BLUES WITH A SMILE” and ready to bring a smorgasbord of fun to your party. What’s better than a bowlful of Soulful, Funky Blues stew? A pipin’ hot Biscuit,of course! 

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2015
    Sun
    07
    Jun
    2015

    Mulvane Art Show- The 800's, Biscuit Miller & The Mix, and Rachelle Coba

    On the campus of Washburn University

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  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2015

    Joanna Connors

    Doors open @ 6:30, & Show starts @ 8

    Blues from Chicago

         Joanna cut her teeth at the famous club owned by Buddy Guy on the southside of Chicago-the Checkerboard Lounge with house band the 43rd st blues band.They backed up lumunaries Jr Wells,Buddy Guy, Lefty Dizz, James Cotton,and many others. Joanna was given her own night at the legendary Kingston Mines at the age of 26, was signed to Blind Pig records soon thereafter, toured 49 states and 25 countries. She was the first artist not on a major label to be signed to an endorsement deal by Gibson Guitars and Victoria Amps. She has been featured in every major city newspaper and guitar magazine. Her band was featured in a documentary for German television, and featured on NPR and House of Blues Radio Hour. She has held a house gig at the Chicago house of Blues for 10 years running and at the Kingston Mines since 2004, where she is a favorite of audiences of all ages and nationalities.She composed the soudtrack for Australian documentary"Being Dad'. She has shared stages with the likes of Jimmy Page,Los lobos, Robert Cray, BB King,the Doobie Bros, Kenny Wayne Sheppard,KennyG, Son Seals,the Neville Bros and a plethora of others.

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015

    BelAirs

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

    Blues from Columbia, Missouri.

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     Fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, the Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash.

    Performing together for more than 20 years, the Pruitt brothers' harmony vocal style sets them apart in the contemporary music scene--leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues". David's "big guitar" and Dick's howling vocals over soulful, right-on rhythm playing make this trio a powerhouse.

  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2015

    "Summertime Blues" The 800's @ Gage Park

    7:00

    Details Coming Soon....

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2015

    Mulligan Brothers

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

    Blues from Portland

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     For three weeks in September, The Mulligan Brothers parked their white bus in front of Ice Cream Studios in Portland, Oregon to record their new album Via Portland. Each day they walked down the stairs and through heavy swinging doors into the basement studio filled with guitars, drums, instrument cases, and Christmas lights. They took their places behind microphones in the boiler room, between soundproof black quilts, or in the corner of the control room beneath antelope and elk heads hanging on the walls to record their songs of murder, loyalty, heartbreak, and misplaced dreams.
     
    Each session began with two hours of testing microphones, and tuning and changing instruments as producer Steve Berlin and engineer Jeff Saltzman prepared for every note.  Berlin is the saxophone player for Los Lobos, but he has also been involved with Grammy-winning projects for Los Lobos, Buckwheat Zydeco, Ozomatli, John Lee Hooker and Los Super Seven.
     
    “A friend gave me the Mulligan Brothers’ first CD and I told them to call me if they wanted my help with the next one,” says Berlin. “It was a slam dunk. The songs are great and the band is great. Ross' voice is a unique, magical instrument that can work for any age and any demographic. They also came in prepared with a firm handle on what they want. That spoiled me because a lot of my time with young bands is working on arranging and orchestration. These guys are amazing people and seem happy to be here and to have this chance.  I couldn't have scripted this any better.”
     
    The Mulligan Brothers are: Ross Newell (lead vocals, guitar, and songwriting); Gram Rea (fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and vocals); Ben Leininger (bass and vocals) and Greg DeLuca (drums and vocals). Via Portland is the second album for the band from Mobile and Baton Rouge that met playing in bars in Mobile and took a name that means second chances. Expectations are high for the follow-up to The Mulligan Brothers, their popular debut album released in June 2013 that created passionate fans across the country and was in the Top Ten of CD Sales at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest.  

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2015

    Platinum Express

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

    Blues from Kansas City

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    Platinum Express features three out front vocalist and The Full Steam Horn section, knocking out the best Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Hot-Buttered Soul, and Sophisticated Funk in the straight-ahead, vibrant "Kansas City tradition".

    Members of Platinum Express have backed up, performed, and/or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Kevin Mahogany, Bloodstone, members of Tower of Power, and The Temptations.

  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2015

    Jimmy Thackery

    Early Show! Show starts at 6:30

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  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2015

    Bernard Allison

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

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  • Fri
    10
    Jul
    2015

    Andy T & Nick Nixon Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8

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  • Wed
    15
    Jul
    2015

    Summertime Blues- Mendoza

    Gage Park

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  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2015
    Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015

    Cate Brothers Labor Day Weekend

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