Bob Corritore Update
January 26, 2009
- Tomcat Courtney's 80th Birthday Party! Tomcat Courtney has been called the greatest living example of the down home Texas blues tradition. He knew Lightnin' Hopkins, Lil' Son Jackson, and Smokey Hogg, whose musical styles are apparent in Tomcat's music. He came to California in the 1960s, stopping first in Flagstaff, Arizona, then living in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in the 1970s. Tomcat's 2008 release Downsville Blues on the Blue Witch record label has recently propelled Tomcat into the international blues spotlight. Tomcat turned 80s years old this week, and will celebrate his birthday on Friday, January 30, 2009 at Humphrey's in San Diego. This show is being put on by Blues Lovers United of San Diego (Thanks to BLUSD president Michael Kinsman). Tomcat will be backed by Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Bob Corritore, and Kurt Kalker. For more information on this event, click here.
- Dave Riley & Bob Corritore Wednesday at the Rhythm Room: The 2008 BMA and BBMA-nominated team of Dave Riley & Bob Corritore perform this Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Rhythm Room. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Rd in Phoenix. Doors open at 7pm, cover charge is $5. This night will be a patio smoking only event; no indoor smoking will be permitted.
- Rick Estrin New DVD: Blues harp maestro Rick Estrin has produced a DVD titled Rick Estrin Reveals Secrets, Subtleties, And Tricks Of Blues Harmonica. Rick lovingly shares some great blues harmonica tips and demonstrates them with great performances backed by guitarist Rusty Zinn. Rick also interjects his wonderful humor with a series of comedy skits that run throughout the DVD parallel to his harp pointers. This DVD is an absolute harmonica player's delight. It's available at www.filmbaby.com, and soon to be available at www.rickestrin.com. To read more about this DVD, see a sample clip, and to order, click here.