VFW Post 9226
Pork Butt Blues Festival- Featuring Anni Piper
Koko Ray, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
3511 12th St E
Ellenton, FL, 34222
Doors 10:15 AM / Show 11:00 AM (event ends at 6:15 PM)
Watch & Listen
Australian performer Anni Piper's sultry vocals secured her a deal with USA label Blues Leaf Records in 2008. Piper's latest CD was recorded at Showplace Studios in New Jersey. . 'Split Second' features Piper's bass playing talents throughout. She shares vocal duties with talented Florida based beauty Nicole Hart. Although each vocalist gives an inspired performance, it's those butter-wouldn't-melt-in-your-mouth harmonies that set this record apart.
The band came together in 1999 after Koko Ray relocated to Florida. While constructing the band, Koko Ray landed guitarist, John Purcell as part of the original band . After many incarnations of personnel through the years, the band has grown to being a dynamic R&B based Rock and Roll band with a touch of Funk & Roll and a mix of original material. The current lineup consists of: KoKo Ray Hansen on flute, tenor and alto sax, clarinet, keys, harmonica, guitar and vocals, Gary Drouin on guitar, Doug Dodson on bass, Vincent Vingelli on drums, Einstein on percussion and Karma on vocals and percussion. Their 2005 release of Tropical Blue Moon and 2010 release of 5000 Lbs. of Love on Screaming Armadillo Records has had independent success and over the past fifteen years the band has performed countless venues in the Southwest Florida area.
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida's Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin' on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. While playing the local Detroit scene in the early 90′s, major players began to take notice, and Doug spent much of the following years backing many of the day's top touring blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones, and A.C. Reed, as well as Detroit's own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams.
With a decade of touring and recording to his credit, Doug has earned his position alongside today's heavies on the blues scene. Leading his band, The Jewel Tones, Doug continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences. Doug's latest recording, What's it Gonna Take, exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become Doug's calling card. Paired with acclaimed harp man and touring partner Dennis Gruenling, and backed by the new Jewel Tones line-up of Andrew Gohman on upright and Fender bass, and Devin Neel on drums, What's it Gonna Take is available now on the VizzTone label.
$10.00 - $15.00
VFW Field at VFW Post 9226
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