Roomful of Blues to Perform in New Hope (PA) November 10


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Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at Havana in New Hope on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. The group was recently voted Blues Artist Of The Year at the 2011 Boston Music Awards and were inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in February 2012. Concert information is as follows:

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Havana: 105 South Main St. New Hope, PA
215-862-9897 | Showtime: 8:00pm
Ticket price: $35 advance / $40 day of show

The band has been led since 1996 by guitarist Chris Vachon. Guitar Player says, “Vachon burns with explosive solos and a delightfully greasy sense of rhythm." Roomful of Blues has always maintained its signature sound by boasting great musicianship and a stellar horn section featuring tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, who first joined the band in 1970. Lataille's masterful playing can evoke either the fat-toned honking sax of the glory days of early rock or the cool elegance of big band swing jazz.

With a non-stop performance schedule for over 40 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans around the globe. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll selected them as Best Blues Band. Roomful joined the Alligator Records family with the Grammy-nominated That's Right! in 2003, followed by Standing Room Only in 2005 and Raisin' A Ruckus in 2008. All three CDs received massive amounts of critical and popular praise and earned them hordes of new fans. Now they're back with Hook, Line & Sinker, a foot-stomping CD highlighting the intense vocal and instrumental power of the band.

Hook, Line & Sinker features twelve carefully chosen songs from Little Richard, Dave Bartholomew, Amos Milburn, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Floyd Dixon and others. Produced by Vachon, the CD is a ferocious and enthusiastic blast of rocking guitars, punching horns and huge, room-filling vocals. It's clear why People magazine said Roomful's music “can turn a dull evening at home into a heel-clicking night of fun."

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