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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Welcome in 2015 (A Few Days Early!) with Blowin' Smoke at Harvelle's

              Saturday, December 27, 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Blowin' Smoke Are Getting Ready To Celebrate Twenty Big Years of Performing At Harvelle's/Santa Monica  -  More Details Soon!
  (Santa Monica, CA)  - Want to get a jump on celebrating New Year's Eve 2015? Come on down and see/hear/enjoy L.A.'s premiere R&B/Blues/Soul Dance Party featuring Larry "Fuzzy" Knight's Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring The Fabulous Smokettes. The date?: Saturday, December 27. Time? 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Place? Harvelle's, 1432 S. 4th St. in downtown Santa Monica, only blocks from the beach. Price? a very reasobale $10. for what amounts to four big hours of some totally awesome original music! Info? (310) 395-1976 or
   In other related news: Blowin' Smoke are getting ready to celebrate two big decades - yep, twenty amazing years - of performing to packed, appreciative crowds at Harvelle's. More details soon!
 "The Blowin’ Smoke Rhythm and Blues Band with the Fabulous Smokettes packed the place with a crowd that was there to enjoy great music played the way it should be," writes Los Angeles Beat reviewer Ed Simon in a recent review. "Larry Knight has the kind of voice that is perfect for the blues, a little gritty but with excellent range. This is music played and sung the way it was meant to be and “Fuzzy” Knight knows how to get the best out of his musicians and singers," Simon concludes. Read the entire review here.
Here's Nine (Count 'Em, 9) Great Reasons Why You Should
Get Out To See Blowin' Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes
"This is the real thing...great American rockin' blues from a killer group of players...bassist/bandleader Larry "Fuzzy" Knight has assembled a powerful cast of core players and singers. Great band, tremendous release."                               BLUES REVUE
"BEYOND THE BLUES HORIZON captures this band at its best...huge band with a lot of talent and some great material, making BEYOND...a CD that is custom-made to dance to, hug to, and hold your honey tight to."
                                                          MUSIC CONNECTION
"In the Blues category, it's going to be hard to top BLOWIN' SMOKE, whose recent performance at the House Of Blues was excellent."
                                        ROCK CITY NEWS
"R&B band BLOWIN' SMOKE perform songs like "I Put A Spell On You" and "Talk To Me Baby" with amazing vocals and explosive horns."
                                        DAILY BULLETIN
"Eleven-piece ensemble presents an extravaganza that regularly turns its audience into a big, groovin' family...led by singer/bass player Larry "Fuzzy" Knight, along with crackerjack horn players and a dedicated rhythm section, BLOWIN' SMOKE keeps the floor show ear- and eye-popping with the three "Fabulous Smokettes."
                                          L.A. WEEKLY
"The Catch in Anaheim will catch fire Saturday when a wild and wooly blues band called BLOWIN' SMOKE blows into town...tried to catch them last week at B.B. King's/Universal City Walk but couldn't get near the place. It was mobbed. I already have their CD, and I'm a huge fan."
                                  ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
"Modeled after the great 1960s R&B bands of Ray Charles, James Brown and Ike Turner, Knight and his ensemble serve up hefty portions of blues, gospel, swing and soul."
                                                         LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Smokin' showcase of rhythm and blues music...this live set captures the heart and soul of this ensemble."
                                    KLOS 95.5 FM LOCAL LICKS
"BLOWIN' SMOKE is major record label why hasn't one of the majors signed these guys?"
                     BLUES DELUXE (Nationally-Syndicated Radio Show)
"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. 
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