Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod
Greg Sherrod is a master of Old School Blues,Rock & Roll and R&B. The Blues Boot Camp is geared toward players who want to learn the subtleties and nuances of of the Blues and R&B. Come sign up and sit in with the band. Music starts at 8 p.m.
The Cobalt Rhythm Kings
The Cobalt Rhythm Kings are steeped in the jazzy jump blues of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris and the Liggins brothers; the cool, raging West Coast blues of William Clark, Rod Piazza and James Harman, and the hard-edged Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Junior Wells and Freddie King, to name a few.
Formed in 1996 – with two Chicago natives on vocals -- The Kings have played everywhere from New York's premier blues club, Chicago B.L.U.E.S., to the New Haven Jazz Festival to Black-Eyed Sally's in Hartford. The band debuted on the national stage on Oct. 8, 2005 at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival -- formerly the King Biscuit Blues Festival -- in Helena, Arkansas. They've opened for Johnny Winter at Toad's Place, CT's premier music club and for blues diva Etta James and Son Seals on the New Haven Green.
Other stops have included many of Connecticut's top clubs and festivals and appearances with or opening for Phil Guy, Former Muddy Waters Band members Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Margolin and Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, Debbie Davies, Dave Specter, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, John Hammond Jr. and Ron Levy & His Wild Kingdom.