9/7/2017 Mark Hummel show at The Siren

Mark Hummel’s Golden State/Lone Star Review at The Siren
Thursday September 7th 6:30pm

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The Siren and SLO Blues Society are excited to present the return of Mark Hummel to the Central Coast!

Grammy nominee, two time Blues Award winner Harp Master Mark Hummel has teamed with Texas guitar slinger Anson Funderburgh(Rockets), Austin hotshot Mike Keller, Austin All Star drummer Wes Starr, plus Bay Area stalwart RW Grigsby on bass to form Golden State-Lone Star Revue. The four year old group is comprised of veterans of Boz Scaggs, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Carlene Carter, Asleep At The Wheel, Hal Ketcham,James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Jr Brown, Jimmy Vaughn, Mose Allison, Fabulous Thunderbirds & many more and is being heralded across the globe. Here’s some critical acclaim from the new ElectroFi CD from 2016. The band was nominated for four BMA Awards in May 2017 in Memphis.

The Blues Society is co-sponsoring this show but is not in control of ticket sales. The show is being managed by The Siren, including ticket sales. Discounts for Blues Society members will not be offered. Since the venue is smaller than the Vet’s Hall, sell-outs are possible. If you’re going to the show, we strongly recommend that you pre-purchase tickets for this event through TicketFly.”
 

 

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.

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