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Showing posts with label The 24th Street Wailers Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The 24th Street Wailers Band. Show all posts

Monday, August 3, 2015

Real Blues Festival Of Orange County

The Orange County Blues Society is proud to present, for the sixth year in a row, The Real Blues Festival of Orange County. Malone's Concert Venue, 604 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705, (714) 979-6000 will once again be hosting the event. 

The date this year is Sunday, September 13 from noon until 8 PM. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 on the Orange County Blues Society website and $10 for any card carrying Blues Society member.

This Blues and nothing but the Blues event will have five bands on the Malone's stage. The Godfather of Orange County Blues, Papa J and the Chairman of the Board of the Orange County Blues players, Richard Hassebrock will be bringing their brand of back porch blues.

Bluespower, featuring Kenny BD Williams, Rich Smith and Joe Dolci bring their rocking' brand of the blues. Each of these guys has years of varied experiences that come together and create Bluespower!

The Stoney B Blues Band Stoney B is the real deal, a true Blues Man. He was born in Chicago. He grew up listening to his father, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf, playing the Blues and his dad learnt his Blues from the Chicago Blues Legend, Howling Wolf. During Stoney B's career he has played behind well-known Blues Musicians such as Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Johnny Guitar Embry and the Blues Kings, Son Thomas, Homesick James, Lovie Lee, Roosevelt Boobie Barnes and Willie Mississippi Foster. The Band delivers an outstanding Blues Show of Chicago and Southern Style Blues played by Masters of the Blues. Stoney B’s soulful licks and brilliant guitar riffs and his dynamic vocals will transfix you as he delivers heart and soul felt Blues. His Band has Lance Dieckmann who is a well known and highly respected local musician whose powerful Vocals and Harmonica playing always leaves people amazed. On the Keyboards is Pat Kelley a wonderful entertainer and musician. The Band is backed on the Bass by Doug Brunelle and on Drums by Paul Carlomagno.

Chase Walker Band a group of California teens has spent the past 24 months launching their explosive blues infused rock assault on the clubs and festivals across the US, including the Vans Warped Tour, The International Blues Challenge, House of Blues, and more, opening for greats like Kenny Loggins, B.B. King, Eric Sardinas, Tab Benoit, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and American Idol star Casey Abrams.  

The Griff Hamlin Band is the culmination of those 20+ years and literally thousands and thousands of miles. In Griff Hamlin Band, Griff has surrounded himself with the highest caliber of musicians and performers anywhere. With so much experience under their belt, what this band excels at is connecting quickly with a crowd and taking them down a transformational journey through music that everyone can relate to - the blues.

In addition to this great musical lineup Malone's has a great variety of beer, booze and food to satisfy your taste buds.

And as if that's not enough,Israeli Blues great, Lazer Lloyd has donated a vintage white Dean Bel-Aire used by Lazer in the video for his hit single "Burning Thunder" which was an exclusive premiere on Vintage Guitar magazine in part due to the inclusion of this beautiful white guitar against the lush green backdrop of Chastain Park in Atlanta where the video was shot.Ticket for the raffle are available at the Festival and on the OCBS website at


The Orange County Blues Society is dedicated to the preservation of the Blues
God Bless the Blues!

The 2015 Cincy Blues Fest, August 7 & 8, Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

August 7-8, Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The 24th Street Wailers Are Unshakeable New CD and Canadian Tour

The 24th Street Wailers Are Unshakeable
New CD and Canadian Tour
On the heels of their sophomore release ‘Unshakeable’, Toronto’s The 24th Street Wailers are kicking off festival season with a Canadian tour that includes opening for American blues legend Jimmie Vaughan in Picton, Ontario to launch the tour.
Unshakeable has been getting extensive reviews, airplay and charting positions throughout Canada and USA.
The popular syndicated House of Blues Radio Radio Hour selected "Unshakeable" as their favorite new song of the week for the episode airing July 7/8.

Here is what reviewers are saying about The 24th Street Wailers:

“Unshakeable is raw and authentically funky. These young players have the natural rhythm and looseness of studied musicians, which is a breath of fresh air.”

“You'd think it was the work of seasoned and toughened bar-band veterans, but these Wailers are actually fresh-faced music school products, all young but obviously getting the right seasoning fast.”
- Bob Mersereau, CBC Fredericton

“This CD shows significant growth over the Wailers first CD and is certain to win them a larger audience“

- Bman’s Blues Report

“Home Cookin’” and “Unshakeable” have a terrific 60’s feel, slow yet upbeat, and fantastic vocals. You can’t unshake the feeling. “I’m Not Free” is a bit slower paced, so we have a great variety of tracks. Jon Wong’s saxophone shines in “Trouble” and “Jack, Jim, Johnny, and Me.” Everyone’s talents pool together creating a great blend in “I Will,” specifically the opening.”
- Blues Rock Review

“If these Wailers were out to capture a vintage juke joint vibe, they’ve succeeded admirably. The overall groove of Unshakeable is casual but never sloppy, coy and occasionally slutty- but in a really cool way. One of my favorite blues outings of 2012.”
- John Kereiff, Gonzo Magazine

“The band’s sound is rough and tumble, bristling with raucous energy and greasy, grinding grooves. The well-written material seems geared to live performance and rowdy and lively audiences. They’re tough, take-no-prisoners tunes rich with innuendo and double-entendre, with lots of off-kilter stops and fills to keep things interesting throughout.”
- John Taylor, Blinded By Sound

Summer Tour Dates:
29 - Lavigne Tavern, Lavigne, ON
30 - Regent Theatre, Picton, ON w/ blues legend Jimmie Vaughan
1 - Lake Affect, Mississauga, ON
4 - Tacoma Freedom Fair, Tacoma, WA
5 - Lions Head Pub, Robson, BC
6 - Vancouver Island Music Festival, Courtenay, BC
7 - Vancouver Island Music Festival, Courtenay, BC
8 - Vancouver Island Music Festival, Courtenay, BC
9 - Harrison Festival of the Arts, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
12 - Minstrel Cafe & Bar, Kelowna, BC
14 - Pat’s Pub, Vancouver, BC
18 - Days Inn Hotel, Prince George, BC
20 - Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT
21 - Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT
22 - Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT
26 - Rockwater Grill, Golden, BC
27 - Mikey’s Juke Joint, Calgary, AB
28 - The Mainliner Pub, Medicine Hat, AB
31 - Pappy’s Cafe, Wabigoon, ON
1 - The Apollo, Thunder Bay, ON
2 - Water Tower Inn, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
4 - Kaffe 1870, Wakefield, QC
5 - c.o blitz, Combermere, ON
6 - Lakeshore Mardi Gras,Toronto, ON
9 - Festiblues International de Montreal, Montreal, QC
10 - Delicious Delicatessen and Music, Renfrew, ON
11 - Madawaska Mountain Lounge, Madawaska Valley, ON
15 - The Red Herring Pub, St. Andrews, NB
16 - The Globe, Charlottetown, PEI w/ Ross Neilsen band
17 - Bearlys House of Blues, Halifax, NS
18 - Bearlys House of Blues, Halifax, NS
23 - Limestone City Blues Festival, Kingston, ON
23 - RCHA Club, Kingston, ON (Limestone City Blues Festival)
24 - Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, ON
25 - Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, ON
25 - Wasaga Beach Blues, Wasaga Beach, on
26 - Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, ON

Media Contact:
Sarah French
Sarah French Publicity
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