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Showing posts with label Dave Widow. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Guitarist Dave Widow Performing at 4th Annual "Cars & Stripes Forever" 6/29

"Dave Widow and the Lineup do an amazing job channeling the authenticity of blues, covering influential legends like Taj Mahal and T-Bone Walker without compromising their own style...Widow's guitar playing oozes with emotion and his raspy vocals hit notes with a bonafide bluesy tone. Dave Widow and the Lineup deserve a spot on the "1000 Bands To See Before You Die" list."                                             MUSIC CONNECTION

Guitarist Dave Widow: Performs At "Cars And Stripes" In San Pedro Friday, June 29; New CD Waiting For The World To End Available At CDBaby,, & ITunes  

   (SAN PEDRO) - Guitarist  Dave Widow And the Line Up bring their funky, soulful blues sound to the "Cars And Stripes" event sponsored by the Port Of Los Angeles, at Harbor Blvd. and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Friday, June 29. 5-10 p.m. Free. Info:    

   Widow and band  - nominated for "Musical Group of the Year" for the 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards - also perform at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach on Tuesday, July 3 (2-6 p.m.; no cover) and the House of Blues/Hollywood on Saturday, July 14 (8-11 p.m.; no cover)..  

      Widow is clearly excited about the new record. "One of my new songs is called, "What Did I Do, To Piss You Off, This Time"...that needs little explanation, I think....there's also "Picture Of You," a melancholy song about remembering a lost love, via an old photo I found, on a rainy afternoon, and it's an Americana/dreamy-sort of tune..."Leave A Piece Of Me" was written about an old girlfriend who broke my heart."     
   "If you are looking for a good time and great music, search no further than Widow and his band," writes Music Connection reviewer, Allegra Azzopardi. "Their masterful musicianship and deep understanding of the blues is a major draw, but the humble nature of each outrageously skilled player is what gives this group's music its genuine soul," he concludes.   
   Also check out recent interviews with Widow in All Access Magazine and Mixalis Greek Blues Magazine.   

     Watch a live performance by Dave Widow and the Line Up on the song "Don't You Lie To Me" here:  



   Widow originally hails from Cincinnati Ohio, where he was a young protege' of guitar greats Lonnie Mack and Roger "Jellyroll" Troll among others. Now a mainstay in the SoCal blues community for over two decades (having regularly performed in venues such as B.B. Kings, House Of Blues, The Mint, and Cafe' Boogaloo),  His new CD "Waiting For The World To End" features some of Dave's new compositions as well as collaborations with noted musicians Bill Champlin (Chicago), Mike Finnigan (Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Stills & Nash), Larry Goshorn (Pure Prairie League), David Morgan (Ricky Nelson Band and The Nelsons), as well as bandmates Gary Mallaber (Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt) and Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder, Etta James). "Waiting For The World To End" will be available for sale this June and available on, I-Tunes, and CD Baby.   
    As for the future? "I would like to be more well known, obviously, performing at concerts, and associated with a known record label, making CD's, or whatever medium is current at that time, still writing songs, collaborating on tunes with other writers and artists, and producing some other artists as well. I like to work on other artist's music, and help bring other artists ideas to fruition."