91.3 KXCI Community Radio presents:
“House Rockin’ Blues Review” featuring
plus special guests Bob Corritore, Mike Eldred, Bad News Blues Band,
Tom Walbank, Mike Hebert, and the Rockabilly Strangers
El Casino Ball Room, 427 E 26th St.
Friday July 19 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.
Local nonprofit community radio station KXCI’s Blues Review is
throwing a “House Rockin’ Reunion” at El Casino Ballroom with The
Paladins, a band that had headlined three historic shows there for the
radio station in the late ‘80s.
This year the band will be performing only four reunion shows stateside, one of which will be at El Casino Ballroom. Additional performers include Bob Corritore, Mike Eldred, Bad News Blues Band, Tom Walbank, Mike Hebert, The Rockabilly Strangers, and an all-star blues-jam.
Southern-style food by The Parish will be available for purchase.
Tickets for the concert are $12 Advance, $10 KXCI Member Advance, and
$15 at the door night of show. Ticket outlets include KXCI, Antigone
Books, Folk Shop and The Parish. Doors open at 7pm.
Last year the “House Rockin Blues Review” sold out El Casino Ballroom.
The Bad News Blues Band return this year and will bring along fellow
Arizona Blues Hall of Famers Tom Walbank and Mike Hebert as special
guests. Opening the show will be The Rockabilly Strangers from Las
Cruces, New Mexico via Detroit, Michigan. The band features longtime
El Paso blues musicians, Charlie and Mike Fernandez. To finish off the
night there will be a big finale with an All-star Blues Jam featuring
all the musicians playing together. This should be one night not to be
Since their inception, the Paladins went on to become one of the top
drawing Rockabilly/Blues bands. They released nine studio records and
toured the world over several times. Dave Gonzalez was also listed by
Guitar Player Magazine as one of the 101 unsung guitar heroes of all
time. However the band took a hiatus back in 2003 for seven years as
Gonzalez concentrated on his other bands The Hacienda Brothers and The
Stone River Boys. Nevertheless, festivals kept calling for the band to
reunite. Slowly but surely they accepted their invitations, first in
Europe in 2010, then here in the United States in 2011.
KXCI’s popular concert series in the 1980′s helped get the station on
the air beginning with the very first “Blues Review” benefit to raise
scratch to buy the initial broadcast equipment. KXCI’s early years
were peppered with House Rockin’ shows at El Casino with artists such
as Queen Ida, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Lonnie Mack, Marcia Ball,
Beausoleil, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more. El Casino’s renowned
dance floor provided the perfect atmosphere for these adrenaline
fueled and dance crazed shindigs.
Early KXCI Staff Member and concert promoter Jeb Schoonover teamed up
with current KXCI Blues Review host Marty Kool to curate an evening of
exceptional local blues music which celebrates the unique cultural
crossroads of KXCI, Tucson and El Casino. Marty Kool’s Blues Review
features 4 hours of blues music every Saturday from 5-9pm on 91.3 KXCI
Tucson or www.kxci.org.
Ticket Contact: Michelle Boulet-Stephenson
520-623-1000 ext. 13, email@example.com
Press Contacts: Randy Peterson KXCI General Manager 520-623-1000 ext
13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Promoter: Jeb Schoonover Jebby137@yahoo.com, 520.795.1420