KXCI 91.3 FM presents "House Rockin' Blues Review" El Casino Ballroom Aug. 8, 8pm Featuring Lazy Lester and more!

KXCI 91.3 FM presents
"House Rockin' Blues Review"
El Casino Ballroom Aug. 8, 8pm
Featuring Lazy Lester and more!

Join us at El Casino Ballroom on Friday, August 8th for a cool night
of hot blues! Blues hall of famer Lazy Lester headlines, along with
Dave Riley and Bob Corritore, Rhythm Room All Stars, Tom Walbank,
Michael P. & The Blue Star Players and more. Advance tickets are just
$10 for KXCI members, $12 general public. You can get your tickets at
KXCI Community Radio, Antigone Books, The Folk Shop The Parish, and
KXCI.org. Food available for purchase by Allyn Haynes Catering. Doors
at 7, Show at 8.

KXCI Radio is proud to present "Swamp Blues" legend Lazy Lester as
part of their third annual "House Rockin' Blues Review" at El Casino
Ballroom. Lazy Lester performed at El Casino in the 80's as part of
KXCI's original House Rockin' series and now returns 25 years later as
one of the true living blues legends. In the 50's he recorded such
classics for Excello Records as "I Hear You Knockin'", "Sugar Coated
Love" and "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter." Not only was he a major
recording artist for the label he was also one of Excello's busiest
studio musicians playing harmonica or guitar for several other artists
including Slim Harpo, Tabby Thomas, Lightning Slim, and Katie Webster
and many more. Lester went on to record with other notable blues
labels such as Alligator Records out of Chicago and Antone's Records
out of Austin. He is still a regular headliner here in the United
States and overseas in Europe. In 2004, he played at Radio City Music
Hall in New York as part of Martin Scorsese's Year of the Blues super
concert that resulted in his Lightning In A Bottle documentary. The
concert included what was perhaps the most impressive lineup of blues
stars ever assembled.

KXCI has also assembled an impressive line up for their annual House
Rockin' Blues Review on August 8th. Besides headliner Lazy Lester, the
show will feature Dave Riley and Bob Corritore. The duo has recorded
three critically acclaimed CDs and performed all over the world during
the past 10 years. They will be backed by the Rhythm Room All-Stars
whose members all have impressive backgrounds. From San Diego,
guitarist Chris James and bassist Patrick Rynn are blues recording
artists in their own right. The duo has three records out and has
recorded with several other artists including Billy Boy Arnold, Sam
Lay and Big Pete Pearson. Guitarist Johnny Rapp is in the Arizona
Blues Hall of Fame and considered by many as perhaps the best blues
guitarist out of Phoenix. Rounding out the All-Stars is drummer Brian
Fahey from the band The Paladins. Included on the bill will be home
town blues hero Tom Walbank and opening the show, also from Tucson,
will be Michael P. and the Blue Star Band featuring Arizona Blues Hall
of Famer Steve Grams.

Tickets for the concert are $12 advance, $10 KXCI Members advance, $15
at the door night of show. Ticket outlets are KXCI, Antigone Books,
The Folk Shop and The Parish. Doors open at 7pm and there will be food
available for purchase by Allyn Haynes Catering for anyone wishing to
come down early and eat.