The Bad News Blues Band has an earned reputation for their “house burning live performances. Their on-fire sets have been described as big band swing meets hard-core blues. Their years spent touring have given them the opportunity to polish their skills and develop a great rapport not only with each other, but also with their devoted fans. Best known for their high-energy shows and crazy stage antics, they are a must see live act in every sense. They’ve toured and recording together for so long, this talented band knows what gets a house rockin! Blend a smoking hot soulful blues guitar with hard hitting horns and a rocking rhythm section, add a bit of Louis Prima and you begin to get the picture. Their numerous CD’s can be found on daily rotation on radio and music networks. With their latest ARV Records release, Live at Hot Licksproduced by Mike Blommer and Steve Grams, they’re set to hit the road and spread the word with the fiery intensity that their live shows are renowned for worldwide.
In the Seventeen years since the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame band was formed they have won many local and regional awards including first place in the 1997 and 2002 Arizona Blues Shootout. Winning the shoot out earned them a spot at the International Blues and talent competition in Memphis Tennessee sponsored by the Blues Foundation. The band has the distinct honor of being the first blues band ever to be added to the artist roster for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
The Bad News Blues Band continues to keep their name in the spotlight with upcoming performances, club dates and festivals across the country and in Europe. This delightful band is on the move with a smoking hot rhythm section, sweet smoldering horns, blistering guitar, and an impressive frontline of dynamic vocals, that is sure to Knock You Out!
Mike Blommer – Guitar
Steve Grams – Bass
Carla Brownlee – Alto Sax
Alex Flores – Sax
Glen Vilardi – Drums
This event is sponsored by Azblues.org