May 22, 2015 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
" This band swings oh so soulfully! Traditional blues lovers listen up – your blues is here as fresh as ever." - Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine
The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation and the Boondocks Lounge are pleased to present Nashville Blues and R&B legends Andy T/Nick Nixon Band in a KXCI Presents show. Nick Nixon is one of those amazing artists that rarely surface these days. This velvet voiced singer was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and was part of the thriving Jefferson Street Blues scene of the 60's. Nick was a Chess Records recording artist in the 70's, and a key figure in the reviving Nashville Blues scene today. Nixon's vocals recall that of the great Blues singers like Billy Eckstine, or Jimmy Witherspoon. Andy T Talamantez was born and raised in Southern California and relocated to Nashville in 2008. His guitar style is influenced by T-Bone Walker, Magic Sam, Albert Collins and B.B. King. Andy toured with Guitar Shorty and Smokey Wilson, both nationally and internationally. The band has two critically acclaimed CDs on the Delta Groove record label with a brand new CD to be released soon on Blind Pig Records. All three were produced by Anson Funderburgh.
The Andy T/Nick Nixon Band will bring their classic Nashville Blues and R&B to the Boondocks Lounge on Friday May 22, 2015. Showtime is 8-11 PM. Tickets are on sale now at The Boondocks Lounge for $9 in advance. Tickets at the door will be $12 with a $3 discount for SABHF and KXCI members. For more information contact The Boondocks Lounge at 690-0991, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 12, 2015 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
"With a singleness of purpose and an honest love of the music, they deliver the goods in much the same way as Gladys Knight or Aretha Franklin..." - Bill Wilson/Reflections In Blue
The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation and The Boondocks Lounge are excited to showcase, in a KXCI Presents show, San Diego Blues artist Missy Andersen for her debut Tucson performance. Missy is a nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female in this year's Blues Music Awards. Her new CD "In The Moment" has garnered rave reviews world-wide. The disc has something for everyone, from Chicago Blues to New Orleans second-line beats, slow Blues and Soul ballads, Memphis Soul to funky Meters-like rhythms. Born in Detroit and living in San Diego via Queens, NY, Missy began fronting bands while still in her teens playing local clubs and eventually doing session work and background singing. She found her influence in her parents' records that included Blues, Soul, Jazz and Gospel. That led her to the music of Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday, which in turn led her to O.V. Wright, In San Diego she met and married Heine (pronounced Hi-nah) Andersen, a talented musician from Denmark. They started a band called "Tell Mama" and immediately began touring Europe for several years. They recorded their first CD in Copenhagen. The new CD includes an all-star West Coast line-up of guest players and mostly original songs. The album has maintained a steady appearance on four of the Roots Music Report charts since it's release in October of 2014.
Missy Andersen and her band, featuring Heine Andersen on guitar will be making their debut Southern Arizona appearance at The Boondocks Lounge on Friday June 12, 2015. Tickets are available in advance at The Boondocks for $9. Tickets at the door will be $12 with a $3 discount for SABHF and KXCI members.
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