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Showing posts with label Larry Knight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Larry Knight. Show all posts

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 19 + Harvelle's + Larry "Fuzzy" Knight's Blowin Smoke Revue featuring the Fabulous Smokettes = HOT

 
         
                                                
Sat. , July 19 + Harvelle's + Larry "Fuzzy" Knight's Blowin' Smoke 
Rhythm & Blues Revue Featuring The Fabulous Smokettes = HOT!
                             
 
 
Santa Monica's Hottest Monthly R&B/Blues/Soul Dance Party For 2 Decades!
 
 
   (Santa Monica, CA) - It's a simple, yet true, equation: July 19 + Harvelle's Blues Club + Larry "Fuzzy" Knight's Blowin Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring the Fabulous Smokettes = HOT!
 
    Catch Blowin' Smoke in concert for your listening and dancing pleasure at Harvelle's, Saturday, July 19. Showtime 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Admission $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.
 
              
 
 
                  BLOWIN' SMOKE'S LARRY "FUZZY" KNIGHT IN THE NEWS
 
 
   Blowin' Smoke's band leader, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight, does in-depth interviews tracing his long career up to the present with both Professor Johnny P's Juke Joint: http://professorjohnnyp.blogspot.com/2014/06/larry-fuzzy-knight-bringing-music-from.html; and Making A Scene magazine: http://www.makingascene.org/an-interview-with-larry-fuzzy-knight/.
 
 
 
 
 
   Come and find out for yourself why the Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue were voted by MUSIC CONNECTION magazine as a "Hot 100 Live Artist for 2013" in their year-end issue, topping several thousand bands around the United States competing for the honor.
   
 
MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE RAVES ABOUT LARRY "FUZZY" KNIGHT'S BLOWIN' SMOKE RHYTHM AND BLUES REVUE
 
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. 

                            www.blowinsmokeband.com
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Music Connection 2013 "Hot 100" Band BLOWIN' SMOKE RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE Return To Harvelle's

                            
        

BLOWIN' SMOKE RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE SELECTED A "HOT 100 ARTIST FOR 2013" BY MUSIC CONNECTION; LIVE AT HARVELLE'S THIS SATURDAY
"The packed club was in good hands, as a diverse audience came together to be inspired and entertained. Band leader Larry "Fuzzy" Knight had a classic, fun, and positive approach, and every pro on the stand was clearly in love with the craft. Blowin Smoke conveys a welcome reminder to all people with a beating heart that putting a horn section in front of a smoking rhythm section, then layering three powerful and charismatic vocalists on top of that - all live and at the same time - is music at its most enriching."          MUSIC CONNECTION 

   (Santa Monica, Calif.) - Popular longtime SoCal blues/soul/r&b ensemble Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue were chosen by Music Connection magazine as a "Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artist for 2013" in the issue that comes out December 1. Music Connection - one of the industry's top trade publications for over 35 years - selected Blowin' Smoke from among a list of several thousand bands around the United States that vie for the yearly honor, based on a superlative review the band received from MC staff writer Tim Reid, Jr. a few months back.

  Catch the Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue live in concert at Harvelle's, 1432 S. 4th St., in Santa Monica, this Saturday, November 23. 9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 21 and over. $10. Info: (310) 395-1676 or www.santamonica.harvelles.com.

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   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 in Santa Monica.    
          
     

Monday, March 11, 2013

Santa Monica, Harvelle's Host L.A.'s Greatest Dance Party: Blowin' Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes on Saturday, March 16

Hotter Than St. Louis BBQ!
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight Presents... 
Blowin' Smoke  - St. Louis-Style Rhythm & Blues Revue
Saturday, March 16@Harvelle's/Santa Monica   
            
                    
"Cross Soul Train with American Bandstand and you get a good idea  
of what a Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue show is like!"  

  (SANTA MONICA, Calif.) - Take the legendary TV show Soul Train and cross it with Dick Clark's very-hip-in-its time American Bandstand and you get a good idea of what a Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue show is like. That is, a packed dance floor full of sweaty souls enjoying themselves more than should be allowed by law! :-) Hence the band's 'warning/disclaimer:' "Seeing and listening to Blowin' Smoke live will cause permanent joy and happiness to occur during and after performances."  

  Come see what all the fuss is about and catch the acclaimed longtime eleven-piece R&B/Blues/Soul ensemble in concert at Harvelle's, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica, Saturday night, March 16. 9 pm-2 am. $10. Info: (310) 395-1676 or http://santamonica.harvelles.com/.

   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

  In a recent review of the band's Beyond the Blues Horizon CD, BMans Blues Report writes, 'lead vocalist and bass player Larry 'Fuzzy' Knight delivers the goods..."C.O.D." is a hot R&B track featuring Michael Murphy on Hammond and Jimmy Delgado rippin' a great lead guitar...this is the kind of recording you can put on while you're working and driving and it will make the day fly...great tracks, great instrumentation, great vocals and great energy." In another review of the same album, the L.A. Music Examiner states, "this eleven-person act emphasizes electric rhythm and blues with a touch of funk, rock, and Southern soul...the Fabulous Smokettes are a tuneful trio of ladies."  

   Here's the Blowin' Smoke Rhythm And Blues Band performing Aretha Franklin's "Won't Be Long" recently at Harvelle's/Santa Monica. 
               
  Blowin' Smoke CDs/Review Show Passes/Band Interviews Available On Request.
                                            www.blowinsmokeband.com 
                    https://www.facebook.com/blowinsmokeband?ref=ts&fref=ts