Nov. 22, 2015 5:00 pm
"...you'd be hard pushed to hear a better soulful Blues singer on the circuit today. She is mining that seventies Muscle Shoals vibe to great effect." - Stuard Hamilton, Writer
The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation and The Boondocks Lounge are excited to present West Coast Blues sensation Shari Puorto in concert. SABHF is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving Blues music and culture in Southern Arizona. This includes showcasing up and coming Blues talent from around the country.
Who is Shari Puorto? Combine Melissa Ethridge, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James and the soul of Janis Joplin. But, it's not that she sounds like these women. She has a strong delivery that is her own. She has a deeply expressive and soulful voice, one that catches you off guard. She's a powerful and dynamic live performer who quite naturally connects with her audience. She's opened for, or performed with an array of talent, including Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Robert Randolph, Tommy Castro and Barry Goldberg.
Shari's new album, "My Obsession" drops mid October of 2015. She's hauled in some big names to help out with production. The CD is produced by Tony Braunagel of Taj Mahal's Phantom Blues Band. Also from Phantom Blues Band, Johnny Lee Schell plays guitar and Mike Finnigan plays keyboards. Other guests include Jimmy Vivino, Bob Glaub and Barry Goldberg.
Shari Puorto and her band perform live at The Boondocks Lounge on Sunday November 22, 2015. This is an early show and tickets will be available at the door for $8 or $5 in advance for KXCI and SABHF members. For more information, or interview opportunities, contact The Boondocks Lounge at 690-0991, or Marty Kool at email@example.com.
November 28, 2015 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
December 4, 2015 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation, along with The Boondocks Lounge are thrilled to present Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars in a KXCI Presents show. SABHF is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the support and presentation of Blues music and culture in Southern Arizona. KXCI has made a 30+ year commitment to Blues airplay. SABHF wanted to end the year on a high note after a year of fantastic Blues shows with the top musicians in the genre.
On Friday December 4, 2015 Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars will roll into Tucson. Kim Wilson, best known as the leader of the long running Fabulous Thunderbirds is surely one of the best Blues singers and harmonica players in the music business. His harmonica and voice has graced the albums of Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, James Cotton and more. A series of acclaimed solo albums, along with 30 years of award winning Fabulous Thunderbirds recordings and hundreds of live performances have guaranteed him a place in history.
Kim Wilson was born in Detroit and raised in California. He picked up harmonica as a teenager eventually being mentored by Muddy Waters, George "Harmonica" Smith and James Cotton. He moved to Austin, Texas in 1974 where he started the Fabulous Thunderbirds. They were signed to CBS and had hits with "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It
Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars is indeed that, a roundup of some of the best in the Blues. Appearing with Kim will be Barrelhouse Chuck, a Chicago Blues legend and bandleader in his own right. Chuck was tutored by great Chicago Blues pianists like Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery and Jimmy Yancey. Guitarist Billy Flynn has played with Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins and Mississippi Heat. Guitarist Big Jon Atkinson has worked with Willie Buck, Henry Gray and James Harman. Kedar Roy on bass and Marty Dodson on drums are two of the West Coast's most in-demand session players
Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars will be performing at The Boondocks Lounge on Friday December 4, 2015 from 8-11 PM. Advance tickets are available at The Boondocks for $15. Day of show tickets will be $18 with a $3 discount for SABHF and KXCI members. Advance tickets, available at The Boondocks Lounge, are recommended for this all-star show.
For more info contact The Boondocks Lounge at 520-690-0991, or Marty Kool at firstname.lastname@example.org.