New Years Eve Blues Bash 2010
Good times were had at Nicks Taste of Texas, in Covina this past New Years.
Check out the line up and take a look at our photo page that captured the fun and fantastic entertainment we enjoyed while bringing in the new year!!
Rod Piazza & Honey Piazza
Surprise guests and what a treat it was for our Blues Fans !!
Finis Tasby was born in Dallas, Texas in 1940,and grew up immersed in the vital Texas blues traditionAs a bass player, he worked with many of the greats, including B.B. King, Percy Mayfield and Big Mama Thornton. But it is as a vocalist that Finis really comes into his own, and in the '70s he made his first recordings as a front man. It was during this period that he also formed a lifelong friendship with blues great John Lee Hooker, with whom he often performed locally
Jumpin' Jack Benny http://jumpinjackbennyblues.com/
Benny Cortez himself brings his signature all out, in your face frontman performance to the stage, while smoking hot guitar work from Tony “Fingers” Naranjo and a rhythm section most bands dream about , explains the amazing popularity of this group. Combining elements of Traditional Blues, Soul, Funk and R&B, their audiences cant help but get up and boogie as they are are left mesmerized by they’re performances.
The 44s http://www.myspace.com/the44sband
"The majority of blues bands are known for their front man first and the rest of the band second. Not so with The Forty-Fours (44\'s). This is truly an ensemble group with each musician carrying fully each quarter of their musical load. Johnny Main handles the guitar and vocals, Mike Turturro provides the bass, J.R. Lozano completes the backbeat with his vintage Ludwig drums and Tokyo born Tex Nakamura dances around the music with his sweet soulful harp playing" -- P. Sardone (Southland Blues)
LA Jones http://www.lajones.com/
One of the most entertaining showman on the scene, L.A. Jones is sure to please. Check out this guy playing left-handed AND right-handed guitars in the same set! A true original personality and a killer deep blues guitarist!
Born in Mississippi in 1938, early on Johnny Dyer absorbed the subtlety of phrasing & easy swinging chops that are at the core of all the great blues harp players. These elemental qualities were ingrained so early that they're completely automatic & natural in Johnny's playing. Add to that a voice as rich as Mississippi mud, and you've got a bluesman who is about as heavy as they come these days. This seasoned veteran has no gimmicks, no special effects - just straight-ahead, comin' from the soul blues guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Sherry Pruitt, also known as Sistah Sherry, is a longtime Southern California blues singer who has toured internationally with numerous bands and performed locally with Deacon Jones, The Terraplane Project and guitarist Gregg Wright, among several other projects. Her 2003 Big City Blues CD recorded with guitarist Makoto Miyashita was noted by the Southern California Blues Society as the year’s Best Self-Produced CD. Pruitt has shared the stage with many legends, including opening for Koko Taylor. Her powerful vocals have been heard on TV and film including Heaven’s Fall and Fox TV’s Standoff.
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