Hi Blues Fans!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and a good St. Patrick’s Day! Jason and I went up to Grand Falls. If you’re not familiar – it’s just 45 minutes north east of Flagstaff. It was beautiful! We had to soak up the 54 degree weather, because it looks like rain is coming our way later this week.
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As promised this newsletter will be dedicated to two of our musicians!
World renowned bluesrock icon” Carvin Jones, voted one of the greatest blues guitarist of all time by Guitarist magazine. Eric Clapton quote “Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player.”
” one of the best guitarists in the world ” London Surrey News
Carvin has released 4 LP’s – What You Need (1999), The Carvinator (2008) and Victory is Mine (2014) and his new album release What a Good Day (2018). He has played countless festivals, made numerous television appearances and has received praise and recognition from some of the top artists in the blues world. He has pleased music fans worldwide with his high energy show and electrifying guitar style.
He has shared the stage and toured with legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and many more. Carvin himself has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
You can catch Carvin hit the stage Friday June 7th at 4 pm
Louisiana native Curley Taylor has been around music all of his life. Born into a musical family, drums were Curley’s first instrument. Curley began his professional career at age 16 by playing drums in his father’s band, Jude Taylor and the Burning Flames, a band deep in Louisiana Blues, Soul and Zydeco.
By the age of 25, Curley had played drums with some of Louisiana’s musical legends, including: CC Adcock, Steve Riley, John Hart, “L’il” Bob and the Lollipops, and his uncles, “L’il” Buck Senegal and Wayne “Blue” Burns. He toured with CJ Chenier, son of the “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier, and a Zydeco legend in his own right.
While traveling with CJ Chenier’s band, he became interested in playing the accordion and found he really enjoyed it. Curley purchased his first accordion and, within six months, had learned to play. He was told that he “played the accordion and the drums with great emotion and natural feeling.” Since his debut CD, Curley has released six more CDs of original music, making him one of the most prolific composers in Zydeco. His latest project “Rise Up” was released in 2018.
His bluesy, soulful vocals and the band’s hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences. Curley’s music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers.
You can catch Curley Taylor and the Zydeco Band on Saturday June 8th at 2 pm
Have a great week and enjoy your weekend! Jason and I are heading to Phoenix to catch the Garth Brooks Concert and take in a Spring Training Baseball Game.