LRBC #33 Pre-Party in San Diego
San Diego LRBC Pre-Party featuring
CAFÉ R&B, THE 44s w/ KID RAMOS
& Chickenbone Slim (just added)!
Café R&B, featuring vocalist “Roach” and her guitar-slinging husband Byl Carruthers have been wowing audiences throughout America, Canada, and Europe, since they were first discovered in Los Angeles by the likes of Ike Turner and Buddy Guy in the late 90’s… After seeing the band at L.A.’s famed Troubadour nightclub, Ike Turner exclaimed: “I ain’t seen nuthin’ like that since Me and You-Know-Who!”
Buddy Guy heard about the commotion, and invited the band to his Southside Chicago club where, opening for blues legend Otis Rush, the band received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd. They were soon recognized as a force to be reckoned with, leaving a trail of incendiary performances, as they shared stages with Etta James, Little Feat, The Black Crowes, and Bettye LaVette, to name a few. They gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in blues and beyond. Encountering Roach and the band’s blisteringly contemporary skills, wrapped around such a deeply reverent passion for the real blues, critics raved…
“Stunned is not a strong enough word to describe what they did to the audience…”
“She is fearless – a torch in a Holy Roller’s body!”
Summer/Fall 2019, after staying close to home in California for a few years, while Roach and Byl’s son finished school, CAFE R&B will be releasing their long-awaited 5th Album and heading back out on tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. While firmly rooted in the Blues, theirs is a tapestry of Blues, Jazz, Rock, R&B, and every other stitch in the fabric of American Music. As Blues Historian Dick Shurman put it: “No one ever forgets the first time they see CAFE R&B”
The 44s, led by Johnny Main on vocals guitar with Eric Von Herzen on harmonica, will be joined by Kid Ramos, who has played for some of the finest West Coast bands over the past 35 years, including the Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Harman Band, Mannish Boys and currently as lead guitarist for The Proven Ones.
Kid Ramos says of his experience with The 44s “They play like their life depends on it and you can quote me” …and American Blues News says “One of the Hardest working, hardest playing blues outfits anywhere!”
JUST ADDED: San Diego’s Chickenbone Slim will kick off the Party at 7:15. Slim has been playing blues for 25+ years. His primitive, tough, bare knuckle electric blues style has garnered two nominations for San Diego Music Awards’ Best Blues Album, and “The Big Beat” reached #16 on the Living Blues Album Charts. “This is the timeless Blues of Wolf and Muddy, but with a modern shtick. – The Rocking Magpie
The Pre-Party benefits the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, which feeds 370,000 people in need every month in the San Diego region. Reunite with blues fans and artists from around the world 7-11 pm at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside (1355 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101), the Blues Cruise’s host hotel!
This year’s event will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, which feeds 370,000 people in need every month in the San Diego region.
The party reunites blues fans and artists from around the world from 7 to 11 pm at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside (1355 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101), the Blues Cruise’s host hotel.
Tickets are priced at $20 and available by visiting the Food Bank website at https://sandiegofoodbank.org/event/blues-cruise-pre-party/