January 21st, 2011
- Dave Riley & Bob Corritore appear tonight at the Rhythm Room! Dave Riley makes Phoenix, Arizona his winter residence and this weekend welcomes Dave back to the Valley of the Sun. Dave Riley & Bob Corritore, along with Dave "Yahni" Riley, Jr., and Brian Fahey will appear Friday at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Dave and Bob are now working on their third CD together, which should be out later this year!
- Mud Morganfield and the Rhythm Room All-Stars to appear Friday and Saturday January 28 and 29 at the Rhythm Room. Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of Muddy Waters (not to be confused with Muddy's other musician son, Big Bill Morganfield). Mud Morganfield's voice is so similar to his father it is hard to beleive. Mud makes his way from Chicago to Phoenix on Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, for 2 nights at the Rhythm Room. Mud will be backed by the Rhythm Room All-Stars with Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, and Brian Fahey plus special guest RRAS alum, Johnny Rapp! Expect some real deal Chicago Blues from this weekend.
- Phoenix's Blues Blast Festival on Febrauary 19th! Preparty and Afterparty announced! Each year in February, the Phoenix Blues Society presents a great festival at the beautiful Mesa Amphitheater, with a wonderful mix of national and home grown blues talent. It is called Blues Blast (Not to be confused with the popular on-line magazine on the same name). It is a great excuse for blues fans to come visit one of the greatest winter climates in the US. This year the event takes place on Saturday, February 19th. Appearing at Blues Blast 2011 will be Tommy Castro Band, Deanna Bogart, Trampled Under Foot, Krimson Chord, and Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns. The show will start at 11:00 am; gates will open at 10:00 am. The Rhythm Room will surround the event with a preparty on Friday, February 18 with The James Harman Band and opening set by Nathan James, and an Afterparty/Celebrity Jam hosted by Johnny Rawls! For more information about Blues Blast 2011, click here. For more information about the preparty and afterparty, click here.
- B.B. King on YouTube! Please enjoy this great live version of B.B. King performing "How Blue Can You Get" filmed in Chicago in 1977. Click here to see.