of rotating band leaders, the T Blues Band is a nightly, sound-shifting,
blues machine. Tight knit groups of 4 musicians combine forces to
generate the most powerful and authentic blues incarnations around. Sit
back, and enjoy! It's an experience you can't find anywhere else but
KING SOLOMON HICKS
KING SOLOMON HICKS
IRVING LOUIS LATTIN
jake la botz
september 16th, 2015
wednesday - 7 PM
American bluesman and travel junkie Jake La Botz
the road and began playing the blues at the young age of 15. La Botz
spent his early years traveling and strumming his guitar on street
corners, in juke joints, and in tattoo shops across Chicago, the Delta
south, and eventually the rest of the United States. Influenced and
trained by some of the last remaining pre-war era blues greats such as
"Homesick" James, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, and "Maxwell Street" Jimmy
Davis, La Botz then went on to tour the U.S. and Europe with legends
like Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, John Hammond, Etta James, and many more. La
Botz has also acted in and contributed his own original music to various
films over the years, such as
Rambo, Animal Factory, and
On The Road. Be sure not to miss this multi-faceted musician right
here at Terra Blues!
- 7 PM
up in rural Malmsbury Australia, this internationally renowned artist
garnered acclaim through his self-taught blues/funk style. Having since
lived and performed in London and the U.S., Geoff has received multiple
awards including Guitar Player Magazine's "TOP TEN HOT NEW GUITARISTS".
Aside from musical prowess and popular applause,
live sets are distinguished by his balanced mix of blues classics and
original compositions. His basic band set up and the complicated
earbending results it produces are a spectacle in themselves. It's no
wonder the Australian Encyclopedia of Rock & Pop dubbed him "... one of
the finest blues players in Australia."
crow jazz band
saturday - 6:30 pm
Holy Crow Jazz Band is a New York City based ensemble that specializes
in American traditional jazz music from the 1920s throughout the 1930s.
The band's repertoire includes many instrumental numbers that were
written or were inspired by great musicians of the past such as King
Oliver, Kid Ory, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, and The Original
Dixieland Jazz Band, just to name a few. Lead vocals by Jessy Carolina
are reminiscent of the antiquated musical stylings of Bessie Smith,
Louis Armstrong, and Ma Rainey. The band's stompy and lively sound can
be attributed to its heavy horns and solid rhythm section lead by
Carolina's husband, Mario J. Maggio (clarinet and tenor saxophone). On
trumpet is Tin Pan's vivacious Jesse Selengut. The boisterous Tim Vaugh
plays trombone, and proudly known as "TubaJoe" Joe Exley booms on tuba.
Proving to be the important foundation of the band are Adam Brisbin on
guitar and Curt Garey on drums, with occasional washboarding by Jessy
Carolina. Holy Crow Jazz Band sets the stqage for dancing and all within
its company for a grand old time.
september 18th, 2015
dueling harmonicas, a scintillating sousaphone, and the mysterious sheng
(the ancient Chinese mouth organ), the band runs the gamut of genres and
instrumentation. Most of what they play are originals, but keep an ear out
for cover versions of "Slim Gaillard, Jimmy Rogers, Jaybird Coleman,
and Irving Berlin." Lead Wade Schuman will send the audience home
humming & stomping after the romping, dynamic and passionately unique
experience that is
acoustic t blues band
This art form of the past reemerges with colorful sounds and memories. A
nightly collective of different Terra Blues' regulars, the Acoustic T
offers a distinctly, unique acoustic sound produced by a full, 4-piece
september 2nd, 2015 - 10:00PM
september 27th, 2015 - 7:00PM
Chuck Lambert, a blues veteran of over 40 years, along with his band,
are a spirited, driving force within the blues community. They combine
Chicago and Texas- style blues, Kansas City jump, and a bit of their own
personal flavor to deliver a performance of extreme emotional dynamic.
The Asbury Park Press refers to Lambert as the type of performer who "specializes
in the kind of intensity driving
buttkicking electric blues that makes you think of players from an
earlier era who helped define the art."
friday september 11th - 7:00PM
saturday september 19th - 6:30PM
Andy Story takes the listener
back to a place before time --- where feeling was expressed in sound and
melodies existed before they were found. Story's hard-lining guitar work
and weighty vocals invoke the simplicity of a blues era past. Join us at
Terra Blues for a sampling of what the blues endeavored to portray in
The Pioneers got their start
at Terra Blues as the legendary backup group that supported
alto and tenor voice of the Holmes Brothers. Created in the early 1990's,
the band is comprised of rotating talented musicians. After Moe's death in
2008 the current group of
Barry Harrison, Brian
Killen & Pat Firch carry on in his footsteps.
New Jersey native and self-taught guitarist, Jr Mack forged
his own path into the heart of the blues. With the collected
stage presence of a seasoned performer, Jr Mack lulls,
mesmerizes, and reels the audience into a groove all his own.
Having sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Robert
Randolph, & many others, Junior Mack's soulful
interpretation of the blues never fails to captivate.
Louis Lattin, another of Chicago's notable music exports, is one
of the most desirable talents in the entertainment industry.
Called upon for his song writing prowess and blues/funk
performances, Lattin's sound has been featured in commercials (Covergirl,
Chevy, Pfizers ... etc) and on stages across the world.
Lattin began playing music at age 13 and by the time he was 25,
mastered both composition and piano. Although you have probably
Louis Lattin during
your every day life without even realizing it, wake up your
consciousness and grab a featured show of his talented song
writing and "real-thing" appeal right here at Terra
Heralding from Bayonne New Jersey,
Michael Powers now defines the New York City blues scene. Since
settling in NYC in the 1970's, Power's originals and "re-shaped
classics" have been dictating the raw essence of real blues in the city
for years. This 5 time Blues Music award nominee "is no "rocker"
masquerading as a "bluesman", no "Hendrix wanna be" - he is simply true
to his ... heart and the rockin' soul in his music." Michael Powers is a
rare find in the music world; "an impressive musical range and
versatility - a musician for all seasons." (Blues Matters)
Raised in New York City, Ray Schinnery is known for his
humorous originals, guitar mastery, and his unique "story-telling"
voice. BLUES MAGAZINE
wrote "just when you think his vocal is a standard, rough-hewn blues
shouter, he turns around and lays down some of the shivery-sweetest 3
part harmonies this side of the bible belt". A regular on the
international as well as the local blues scene, "with his band, a solo
performer, or with his guitar, Ray is a master showman..."
in Scranton Pennsylvania, where he still lives, Clarence
accredited with defining the 1990's blues scene. Raised by a
musical family and encouraged to pursue blues, Spady started
touring right out of high school. By the '90's, this
singer/guitarist decided to head out and tour with a band of his
own. Clarence Spady's skills as a songwriter paired with his
solid mastery of guitar transcends typical blues performances,
leaving audiences clamoring for more of his unique &
he is traveling the country disseminating his control of jazz
and blues or strolling through the audience playing guitar with
his tongue (which happens to be a Gibson "Lucille"
model guitar signed by B.B.King),SaRon
a powerhouse performer that leaves an unforgettable impression.
This New Yorker's deeply engrained love for all things blues
leaves no room for obstacles in life or performance.
radcliff & steve guyger
up in Maryland, Bobby Radcliff began his guitar education with
classical guitar lessons at the age of 12. Following his
initiation into the music world, Radcliff moved to New York City
in 1977 where Black Top records took a liking to his
"strengths as a soloist, as well as a funky rhythm
guitarist". (WFLR-FM) Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe
more than a dozen times Radcliff always leaves audiences stunned
with "his jaw-dropping skills as a guitarist." (Blues
the harmonica ads his instrument of choice,
Guyger has been studying the blues since his teens.
Mastering the intense grittiness of Chicago-style harp playing
landed Guyger one of his best gigs in 1980; a call from Jimmy
Rogers. Blues Access magazine claims, "All the years...of
touring with the legendary Jimmy Rogers has made Steve Guyger
one of the greatest blues harp men in the world." Guyger's
performances are enhanced by his fine clear voice and his
preservation of the harp tradition with a unique and refreshing
opening talent for Albert Cummings, Shemekia Copeland
& many other nationally recognized artists, this California
native has been captivating audiences with his brand of
"urban blues" for over 20 years. Bobby is a another
successful blues product of Los Angeles's most famous blues
club, Babe's & Ricky's. After playing with the house band
for years, Bobby was taken on tour with "Arkansas"
Larry Davis, an influential Grammy award-winning blues
artist. After years of honing his vocal and guitar talents,
Bobby Bryan and his band are a group of blues regulars we can't
in Harlem as "King Solomon", " 'lil BB", and
"EAST Montgomery", Hicks has kept an
enviable performance schedule since the age of 13. With two CD's
under his belt (including 4 original songs), there's nothing
that can stand in the way of this young New Yorker and his
mature and inimitable skill as a guitarist.