Roomful of Blues

Music / Singing - Performance

Saturday, December 22, 2012
8:00 PM-11:00 PM

Bull Run Restaurant
Sawtelle Room
215 Great Rd
Shirley, MA 01464
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"Last Chance Holiday Dance"

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, "are in a class by themselves." With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, its no wonder why the great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." The groups deeply rooted blend of swing, rock n roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band Of The Year in 2005 and Best Blues Act at the Boston Blues Awards 2011).
Their latest release "Hook, Line & Sinker", features twelve carefully chosen songs from Little Richard, Dave Bartholomew, Amos Milburn, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Floyd Dixon and others. Phillip Pemberton is another "Big Blues Shouter" and is perfect for these classic tunes. Chris Vachon shines on guitar and the horn players and just so swinging and classy. Produced by Chris Vachon, the CD is a ferocious and enthusiastic blast of rocking guitars, punching horns and huge, room-filling vocals. The results are a non-stop hip-shaking party. It's clear why People magazine said Roomful's music "can turn a dull evening at home into a heel-clicking night of fun."
At 43-years-old, New England's Roomful of Blues has been around even longer than Alligator Records. Throughout that time, theyve celebrated jump blues, that infectious blend of guitar and horn-fired Rock & Roll, Swing Jazz and Urban Blues. They are universally referred to as the "best little big band in America." "Aim the beat at their feet!" is the tireless maxim that expresses the character and guiding principle of Roomful of Blues, "the most danceable swinging blues band on the planet," - FrankJohn Hadley. "A tour-de-force of horn-fired blues" - Billboard "Few bands swing the blues more exuberantly than Roomful of Bluesboisterous and relentlessly upbeat." - Entertainment Weekly

Cost: $18 advance; $22 day of show plus ticket fee.

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult

Phone: 978-425-4311

Last Modified: December 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM

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