5/13/2017 Terry Hanck Band/Back Bay Betty

Terry Hanck delivers a wide array of blues through his tenor sax and impressive vocal range. The best blues music is influenced by the time and place it comes from, and on a typical night, Terry Hanck will travel from the Gulf Coast to the south side of Chicago, spanning over a half century of the blues, as he rolls 1950’s swing, 1960’s R&B, 1970’s soul, and 1980’s southern blues rock into a 2017 dance party mix.

The son of a bandleader, Terry Hanck was born in Chicago and raised on the homegrown blues, soul, and jazz of performers such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Junior Walker. In 1965, Hanck moved to California and started playing the saxophone to finance a surfing addiction. By the 1970s, he was touring with Elvin Bishop. “Terry Hanck is a fine vocalist, an amazing showman, and my favorite sax player,” says Bishop. In the early 1990s, Terry Hanck started touring under his own name. Hanck was nominated in 2009 for a Blues Music Award, partially based on the appeal of the release Always (Vizztone, 2008), which showcases Hanck’s songwriting ability, instrumental mastery, and general good humor on tunes such as “Deep Fried Twinkies.” His recent albums include Gotta Bring It On Home To You (Delta Groove, 2014) which is a tribute to the soul rockin’ blues of the 1950s & 60s, and From Roadhouse to Your House (Vizztone, 2016) which was recorded live at the California State Fair. Terry has received a 2012 Living Blues Award for best horn and Blues Music Awards for best instrumentalist / horn in 2012 and 2016. His band includes Johnny “Cat” Soubrand on guitar, Tim Wagar on bass, and Butch Cousins on drums. The week before our show, Terry will find out in Memphis whether he will win his third Blues Music Award for best horn.

BACK BAY BETTY

Back Bay Betty is a Los Osos, CA five-piece high-energy dance band known for creative original music and covers by classic and contemporary rock and blues favorites. Local favorite Linda Martin fronts the group from her keyboard with a bold, soulful voice. Accompanying Linda is singer-songwriter Ron Pagan on guitar, keys and vocals with Eric Stever on saxophone and vocals. Rounding out the rhythm section are Bruce Willard on bass guitar and vocals, and Carl Dybowski on drums. Back Bay Betty performs at local music venues, county-wide concert series, wineries, and private parties. Back Bay Betty’s dynamic energy on stage is infectious and is guaranteed to get everybody out of their seats and onto the dance floor.

April 5, 2014, Joe Louis Walker / Lenny Blue Band

Joe Louis Walker

JoeLouisWalker-5 Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker has earned a host of dedicated fans who appreciate his guitar prowess and evocative voice, his electrifying stage presence, and the creativity of his recordings. His discography includes 25 albums and countless compilations and guest appearances. He has recorded with BB King, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis, and Ike Turner. Over the years, he has performed on two Grammy winning albums and received four Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation (and 52 nominations).
Walker came from a musical family, citing T-Bone Walker, BB King, and Amos Milburn as early influences. He first picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and was a regular on the Bay Area scene by the age of 16. In his early career, Walker played with a variety of Blues greats, including John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, John Mayall, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix. His transition to blues-rock in the 1960s developed from his friendship with Mike Bloomfield. From 1975 to 1985, he took a break from blues-rock and sang gospel with the Spiritual Corinthians. By 1986, Walker had formed his own band, the Bosstalkers, and had released his debut album Cold Is The Night. Other notable releases followed including Blues Survivor (1993) an early example of melding blues with gospel, jazz, soul, funk and rock influences; “Everybody’s Had the Blues” (1993) the Grammy winning duet with BB King; and Great Guitars (1997) which was one of the best selling blues albums of the decade. His most recent recording is Hornet’s Nest (Alligator, 2014), which welds the cool soul of blues with the fire of rock ‘n’ roll.
To learn more about Joe Louis Walker visit http://www.joelouiswalker.com/

LENNY BLUE BAND

LennyBlues2 The Lenny Blue Band members are Lenny Blue on lead vocals/guitar, Ed Frawley on lead guitar/vocals, Billy Baxmeyer on bass guitar/vocals, Daryl VanDruff on drums and Snowbird Randy Johnson on trumpet. Lenny Blue fronts this combo of very talented entertainers that blends an earthy roots stew of blues genres consisting of memorable original tunes combined with tried and true standards. The band is based out of Morro Bay CA and if you righteously dig down-home blues and love to shake your groove thang all around�then you are going to absolutely love The Lenny Blue Band.
To learn more about LENNY BLUE BAND visit http://www.musicmanlennyblue.com/

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