BLUES CONCERTS to benefit Finis Tasby

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Industry Observer

 






 

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013

Carlos Guitarlos will joining Bill Bates, Rick Reed and Dave Kida onstage For an ALL STAR concert benefitting Finis Tasby

@ MAUI SUGAR MILL SALOON

18389 VENTURA BLVD, TARZANA, CA 91356











7 pm -- Suggested seating

8 pm -- Carlos Guitarlos with Bill Bates, Rick Reed, Dave Kida

8:30 pm -- Johnny Main, Junior Lozano & Michael Fell

9:30 pm -- Jimmy Vivino & Kal David with Rick Reed & Dave Kida

10:00 pm -- Joey Delgado & Stanley Butler join Jimmy Vivino & Kal David

10:45 pm -- 1:30 am -- Huge open Blues jam rages on for nearly three hours! Bring your instrument!

MONDAY DONATIONS

THE DONATION JUG WILL BE PASSED ON MONDAY @ THE SUGAR MILL IN TARZANA. WE REQUEST A $15 OR $20 DONATION PER PERSON. THERE IS A TWO DRINK MINIMUM, AS ALWAYS, AT EACH VENUE.

100% OF FUNDS GO TO FINIS TASBY

ALL FUNDS COLLECTED GO TO OUR BELOVED FRIEND AND BLUES LEGEND FINIS TASBY WHO SUFFERED A MAJOR DEBILITATING STROKE BACK IN DECEMBER 2012. THESE ARE GOING TO BE TWO BACK TO BACK IMPORTANT DAYS HONORING A GREAT GUY WHO IS IN ROUGH SHAPE BUT IS WORKING HARD TO IMPROVE HIS CONDITION. WE REALLY HOPE YOU CAN ATTEND.





 

About Finis Tasby:



Powerhouse blues vocalist Finis Tasby was born in Dallas, Texas in 1940,and grew up immersed in the vital Texas blues tradition. As a teenager, Finis got his first professional music experience as drummer with the swinging local combo The Blues Blasters. By the early 1960s he'd switched instruments, and was playing bass and singing backup with local legends The Thunderbirds, working regularly with Z.Z. Hill, and also backing Clarence Carter, Lowell Fulson, and Freddie King on regional tours.

By the mid '60s Finis had stepped out in front of the band, and began establishing his reputation as one of the most soulful blues singers on the circuit. In the early 70's Finis moved to Los Angeles, and picked up where he'd left off in Texas. As 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. Finis' reputation as a strong and soulful singer reached new heights with the releases of several CDs, including "People Don't Care" on Shanachie, from which three songs were used in the film "The Babysitter".

In the late 1990s Finis began his alliance with Rand Chortkoff, when Rand independently produced Finis' CD "Jump Children", which was released to wide acclaim on the Evidence label. (Finis also recently released the CD "Tribute To John Lee Hooker" on the small Kon Kord label.) Finis and Rand have worked closely since then on several other recording projects and numerous live performances, culminating in the formation of The Mannish Boys.







 



 

About Carlos Guitarlos:



Jonny Whiteside says: "They don't call him Guitarlos for nothing--the cat wields his ax with flabbergasting skill, a mix of sophisticated technique and sheer musicality that allows him to employ a long-range artistic reach spanning a spectrum of impressive breadth, depth and height.

Technically, Guitarlos is unrivaled--he's capable of playing melody, an intricate bass line and beating out hot percussion all at once, creating a full-blown sound that positively dazzles. With a bottomless repertoire that demonstrates an intimate knowledge of almost every vernacular American music form, he also delivers it in a wildly idiosyncratic fashion that is as undeniably authentic as the hard-knock life he's led.

Famed for his early 80s stint with legendary blues-shockers Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs, a Los Angeles club phenomenon whose tore-down sound easily matched punk rock's primitive kick (the band was immortalized in Van Halen's unabashed tribute "Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs").

Carlos too became something of a legend--an impudent, unpredictable character as rowdy and volatile as one of his thunderous solos (and one of his most famous fuck ups was refusing to let David Lee Roth cover one of his songs). By the late 90′s, he hit bottom as an indigent street singer and nearly died from congestive heart failure, but the unstoppable drive of this raggedy genius prevailed; he eventually returned to form and kicked everyone in the pants with his outstanding 2003 album Straight from the Heart. Carlos' current CD, Hell Can Wait, is just as high-voltage, and when he hits the bandstand, watch out. (Jonny Whiteside")




LIVE MUSIC! Videos of Carlos Guitarlos @ Harvelle's

Video: "High Steppin' Dancer"

Video: "Central Avenue Stomp"

Video: "Rambling On My Mind"


Five CDS currently are available from this rockin'/roots/Americana singer/songwriter/guitarist

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART - 2003 * Page 1, Column 1 of L.A.Times, April 30, 2003 Carlos Guitarlos With Mike Watt, John Doe, Dave Alvin

HELL CAN WAIT - 2005 * Carlos Guitarlos With Marcy Levy, David Hidalgo, Gene Taylor

HANDSOME WOLF - LIVE - 2009 * Recorded live @ Winslow Court Studio mixed by Mark Linett, @ "YourPlaceOrMine", Glendale, CA Mike Hightower, P-Bass, Joey Morales, Drums

SING AN HONEST SONG-- ACOUSTIC 2009 * Mark Doten, Upright Bass, Carlos Guitarlos, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals

THE INNOCENT REMAINS --ACOUSTIC- 2010 * with EB-3L Gibson Electric Bass otherwise all acoustic with Carlos Guitarlos on all instruments and vocals





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