"SPRING" INTO THE BLUES W/BLOWIN' SMOKE RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE
APPEARING LIVE AT HARVELLE'S IN SANTA MONICA/SATURDAY, FEB. 22
(SANTA MONICA, CA) - Come "Spring" into the Blues with popular longtime SoCal blues/soul/r&b ensemble Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue, in concert at iconic longtime beachside venue Harvelle's on Saturday, February 22. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $10. Harvelle's is located at 1432 S. 4th St., in Santa Monica. Info: (310) 395-1976 or https://www.facebook.com/harvelles?fref=ts.
Most recently, Blowin' Smoke were voted by MUSIC CONNECTION magazine as a "Hot 100 Live Artist for 2013" in the magazine's year-end issue from among several thousand bands around the United States that vie for the yearly honor.
Music Connection reviewer Tim Reid Jr. writes, "(bandleader Fuzzy) Knight must know a thing or two about putting the right pieces in place to make a show, as he has done in this case. Even with a couple of subs in the horn section, the clear fact is that Knight is going to present true professionals whenever Blowin' Smoke takes the stand. Knight himself is a quality bass player and bluesy singer with an almost grittier Randy Newman kind of sound. The Fabulous Smokettes live up to their name - working the harmonies and each singer knowing how to take the spotlight when it hits. "Fuzzy" Knight reminds all of us in the modern technological era that real people with real instruments and real personalities playing music that hits the gut and forces the knees to bend...it makes one happy to be alive and in the community of other living people."
"Cross Soul Train with American Bandstand and you get a good idea
of what a Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue show is like!"
For nearly two decades, Blues/R&B/Soul group Blowin' Smoke has been one of the most in-demand, successful bands on the Southern California live music circuit. Front and center in Blowin' Smoke is its creator, bandleader/bassist/vocalist, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight - whose impressive musical resume' includes a decade-plus stint as bassist for one of the great SoCal bands to emerge from the psychedelic era of the Sixties, Spirit. Knight has also recently launched a new band project, Sky King, featuring some top-name musicians, all the while keeping Blowin' Smoke going strong.
Here's Blowin' Smoke performing Aretha Franklin's "Something's Gold A Hold On Me" recently at Harvelle's.