The Todd Wolfe Band bring their "Miles To Go" Tour to the midwest and Canada, kicking off with a show at the House of Blues Back Porch in Chicago on Monday, October 13. Complete itinerary below. Pictured (from left): Roger Voss, drums; Todd Wolfe, guitars-vocals; Justine Gardner, bass.
TODD WOLFE BAND KICKS OFF "MILES TO GO" MIDWEST/CANADIAN TOUR W/ A SHOW AT HOUSE OF BLUES/CHICAGO, MONDAY, OCT. 13
(CHICAGO, IL) - The Todd Wolfe Band, one of the hardest-working blues-rock ensembles in the business, launch their Fall "Miles To Go" U.S. Midwest/Canadian Tour with a show at the Back Porch at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Monday, October 13. 8 p.m. $5.00. Show Info: (312) 923-2000 or http://www.houseofblues.com/chicago. Complete tour itinerary below.
Longtime guitar ace Todd Wolfe is known for his work with Sheryl Crow (five years as her lead guitarist in the '90's), as well as Carla Olson (The Textones); and Leslie West (Mountain), among others, throughout a stellar career. The Todd Wolfe Band had just returned from yet another road trip - four in 2013 alone, totalling close to 40,000 miles, from the Czech Republic to San Francisco - and received year-end accolodes including a "Best Band" nomination from Rockwired Magazine. Wolfe has released seven albums since 1999 and has written songs for acts as diverse as country star Faith Hill and renowned jam band, Phish.
Todd Wolfe Band performing live in Grand Rapids, MI during April 2014 while in the midst of a tour promoting their "Miles to Go" album.
Todd Wolfe Band Reviewed Live By National Rock Review (April 2014)
"The beauty of listening to a Todd Wolfe show is the depth of his musical career; a career spanning thirty-plus years, honing and toning ‘his’ sound," writes National Rock Review in a live review of the band's show in Grand Rapids, MI this past April. "The trio is deep and accomplished. Each member brings a full plate to the table, with instrument and voice, which makes them sound bigger than a three-piece. Choral harmonies are layered in 3rds and 5ths that might evoke a Fleetwood Mac-esque tone yet steeped in southern blues/rock," concludes the review, which can be read in its entirety here.
"Miles To Go" (American Showplace Music), represents another music milestone in Wolfe's storied career. The record's ten tracks run the gamut from straight blues to post-classic rock, each featuring Wolfe's uniquely rockin' soulful vocals. Guest performers on Miles To Go (Wolfe's fifth studio album, eighth total) include noteworthy blues harpist Steve Guyger and organ ace, John Ginty. Wolfe has truly arrived on his own terms, and as Miles To Go proves, creating quality music for the world to hear.
What the Media is Saying About Miles To Go and the Todd Wolfe Band
"Miles To Go" follows the same formula for success so clearly visible in his first release: excellent original material punctuated by world class guitar skills, all delivered via above average vocals. Keep up the great work, Mr. Wolfe, I hope to catch you live and on stage some day." BLUESROCKERS
"Miles To Go has a deep bluesy soul with a tinge of Southern rock and a psychedelic vibe...'Wolfe's current bandmates are both incredibly skilled musicians, each adding a unique element to the band's overall sound." BLUES ROCK REVIEW
"The Todd Wolfe Band deliver a powerful sonic experience with the release of 'Miles To Go' ...with a mix of blues, Southern rock, and even a little soul, the eighth release by this band has me yearning to hear the earlier releases." ROCK OVER AMERICA
"Imagine some power trio mixed into a Texas blues foundation and overlaid with trippy psychedelia...that's the essence of (Todd) Wolfe's music."
HITTIN' THE NOTE
FALL 2014 "MILES TO GO" U.S. MIDWEST/CANADIAN TOUR ITINERARY
Oct. 13 (Mon.) BACK PORCH@HOUSE OF BLUES Chicago, IL
Oct. 14 (Tues.) INTERMISSION Wausau, WI
Oct. 17 (Fri.) ALTONA CURLING RING Altona, Canada
Oct. 18 (Sat.) NEIGHBORS PUB Lloydmister, Canada
Oct. 20 (Mon.) BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton, Canada Oct. 21 (Tues.) BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton, Canada
Oct. 22 (Wed.) BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton, Canada
Oct. 23 (Thur.) BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton, Canada
Oct. 24 (Fri.) BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton, Canada
Oct. 25 (Sat.) BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton, Canada Oct. 26 (Sun.) BLUES ON WHYTE Edmonton, Canada
Oct. 28 (Tues.) LANDING BAR & GRILL Minot, SD
Oct. 29 (Wed.) LEGENDS BAR & GRILL St. Cloud, MN
Oct. 30 (Thur.) FORADA LIQUOR BAR & GRILL Forada, MN
Oct. 31 (Fri.) SHAW'S BAR & GRILL Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 1 (Sat.) TIP TOP DELUXE BAR & GRILL Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 2 (Sun.) THE CLUB TAVERN Quincy, IL
Nov. 3 (Mon.) THE ALAMO Springfield, IL
Nov. 4 (Tues.) REX'S RENDEVOUS Warsaw, IN
Nov. 5 (Wed.) MIDWAY TAVERN Mishawaka, IN
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