Electric! Sonoran Dogs

Saturday, April 4, Club Congress
Doors at 7, Show at 7:30
Tickets $10 adv, $12 day of
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Tickets Also Available:
Antigone Books- 411 E 4th Ave
Dark Star Leather-2960 N Swan (Plaza Palomino)

The Electric Sonoran Dogs are Amped Up and Electrified!

This rarely assembled all-star group of eight blazes through rock, blues, alt-country, bluegrass and gypsy. Their level of virtuosity is energetic and magical to the core. The Sonoran Dogs original four includes 1988 National Flatpicking Champion Peter McLaughlin on guitar, Mark Miracle on mandolin, Dr. Brian Davies on bass, and Tyler James on banjo. Joining them will be Neil Harry
 on pedal steel, Larry Cobb on drums, Nick Coventry on fiddle and Alvin Blaine on Telecaster, accordion, and dobro.  Many of the members stay booked playing in other bands, so don’t miss this rare chance to see all this talent on one stage at the same time!

Mississippi Soul Blues,  MAY 9th, Saturday, 8PM
The Boondocks Lounge -3306 N First Ave.

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Tickets Also Available:
Boondocks Lounge- 3306 N First Ave
Antigone Books- 411 E 4th Ave
Dark Star Leather-2960 N Swan (Plaza Palomino)

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An energetic entertainer and prolific songwriter, Rawls has had over 100 of his songs recorded. His 2014 release, Remembering O. V. was nominated for 2014 Soul Album of the Year and Rawls for Male Soul Artist of the Year, his 11th and 12th Blues Music Awards nominations. Soul Express commented on Remembering O. V, “it’s a precious, precious album, and a must for all the hard-core soul music fans.”

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger and producer Johnny Rawls draws on the 1960s’ deep soul-blues tradition in his guitar playing, yet his lyrics, playing technique and singing are completely modern. Rawls was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and learned to play guitar at the knee of his blind grandfather. Having mastered the guitar by his mid-teens, Rawls’ began backing musicians who were touring through Mississippi, such as Z. Z. Hill and Joe Tex. In the mid-1970s, Rawls joined O. V. Wright’s band, became his music director and toured with Wright until the latter’s death in 1980. The band continued billed as the Ace of Spades for another 13 years and toured and performed with B. B. King, Little Milton, Bobby Bland, Little Johnny Taylor, and Blues Boy Willie.

Rawls is nominated yearly and often wins blues awards. In 2013 he won the 21st Annual Living Blues Awards Critics’ Poll “Most Outstanding Blues Singer 2013 ” and “Best Blues Albums of the Year 2013”  He has also been honored, along with Little Milton and Tyrone Davis, with a Blues Trail Marker in Hattiesburg.


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