Hollywood Blue Flames
Presented by the S.B. Blues Society,
When: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: All ages
The Santa Barbara Blues Society, the oldest existing blues society in the U.S., invites you to its next show at Warren Hall, Earl Warren Showgrounds, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. DOORS open at 7:30, MUSIC starts at 8:30 PM. There will be FREE food snacks and a large dance floor!
The Hollywood Blue Flames began life in 1975 as The Hollywood Fats Band, led by guitar phenomenon Michael "Hollywood Fats" Mann, and featuring what was arguably the best traditional blues line-up this side of 1954 bassist Larry Taylor fresh from Canned Heat; Richard Innes, who had recently been with Rod Piazza; Lloyd Glenn protege Fred Kaplan on piano; and featuring the multi-talented Al Blake on harmonica and vocals.
Sadly, Fats passed away in 1986, and the band members all went on to other successful musical ventures. In 2005, the surviving members reunited under the banner of The Hollywood Blue Flames appropriately named, as they both ignited a revival movement, and carry the torch of the blues forward into a new millennium. Their debut CD on Delta Groove, "Soul Sanctuary", was welcomed with unanimous praise by blues fans around the world. Their second release, "Road To Rio" once again earned accolades from all corners of the blues world.
For this show the Hollywood Blue Flames will be joined by Junior Watson, one of the most renowned blues guitarists on the West Coast, veteran of Rod Piazza's band, Canned Heat, and stints with Big Mama Thornton, Charlie Musselwhite, and Kim Wilson. Blues doesn't get any better than this!
For information or tickets contact: Santa Barbara Blues Society (805) 722-8155 www.sbblues.org firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event posted June 2, 2009
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010