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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

No August Summer Dog Days Here: Blowin' Smoke, Special Guests Hit Harvelle's This Saturday

No August Summer Dog Days Here:
Blowin' Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes
(St. Louis-Style Rhythm & Blues Revue)
Saturday, August 24@Harvelle's/Santa Monica   
                             Featuring Special Guest, Blues Hall of Fame member
                                             Joe Sublett on Tenor Sax
"Blowin' Smoke began their evening's musical journey through their own world of electric rhythm and blues, funk, rock, and Southern soul...the dance floor was packed, and everyone fell under the spell  of Larry "Fuzzy" Knight's band and his soulful sirens, the Smokettes."                            L.A. Music Examiner 

"Larry 'Fuzzy' Knight and band deliver the goods on "Beyond The Blues Horizon"...great tracks, great instrumentation, great vocals and great energy."  
                                              BMans Blues Report 

   (Santa Monica, Calif.) - There's no August Dog Days of Summer in sight with the always-rousing Blues, R&B and Soul musical cocktail of Blowin' Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes, who return to iconic blues club by the beach, Harvelles, Saturday, August 24. 1432 S. 4th St., Santa Monica. 9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 21 and over. $10. Info: (310) 395-1676 or Performing with the band that evening is tenor sax great, Joe Sublett - recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as a member of the Phantom Blues Band (the great Taj Mahal's group). 
  "Blowin' Smoke has its very own signature style of taking classic R&B, blues, and blues-rock songs and rearranging them, turning them all into their own style of songs - adding new energy along with the (vocals of the) sassy, sultry and sexy Smokettes - Lyrica Garrett, LaQuita Davis and Madame 'Dee' (Dwanna Parker)," explains longtime band front-person and bassist-vocalist, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight

   Watch for a live review of the Blowin' Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes in the September issue of nationally-distributed publication, Music Connection.

"Cross Soul Train with American Bandstand and you get a good idea  
of what a Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue show is like!"    

    The Blowin' Smoke rhythm section - Larry "Fuzzy" Knight (bass); David Raven (guitar); Don Littleton (bass); and John 'JT' Thomas (keyboards) - perform on two songs, "Hush" and "Burnt Biscuits," that appear in the motion picture release "The Sapphires"  - an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late '60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. The film  - which won awards at the Aspen, Palm Springs, Portland, San Jose, Key West and St. Louis International film festivals among others - was released domestically in the U.S. this past March.
   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 Rperforming Aretha Franklin's "Won't Be Long" recently at Harvelle's in Santa Monica.    

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