April 10, 2015 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation and The Boondocks Lounge present Eclecto Groove recording artist, Kara Grainger in a KXCI Presents show. Kara performs around the world with a unique and fresh interpretation on Rhythm & Blues. She combines strong vocals, fiery slide guitar and heartfelt songwriting, sometimes reminding of a young Bonnie Raitt.
Kara's career was shaped in the inner city town of Balmain in Australia. Balmain is a blue collar town of ship builders & dock workers with a strong bohemian community. At the age of 16 she joined her brother in a band called “Hot Lips.” “Hot Lips had two recordings that received national airplay. Since moving to Los Angeles she's recorded two more albums and opened shows for folks like Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang & Peter Frampton. Her most recent CD is called “Shiver & Sigh” and was produced by David Z who was responsible for Prince's classic “Purple Rain disc.
Kara Grainger played the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation's annual festival in 2013 creating quite a buzz among the 1000 plus fans in attendance. She finally returns for an evening of live Blues and R&B at The Boondocks Lounge. Advance tickets are on sale now at The Boondocks for $9.00. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the show for $12 with a $3 discount for KXCI and SABHF members.
For more information contact The Boondocks at 690-0991.
May 8, 2015 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
(Cover info to come)
Off the Ground is a dynamic and talented group of musicians singer/songwriters well known to the Tucson music community. Their genre is an eclectic mix of up-beat, fun music with basis in rock, soul and blues music. The hallmark of the band’s emphasis is on high-energy catchy groovy original tunes, excellent musicianship, amazing harmonies and jaw-dropping vocals.