Thursday February 23 at 8:00PM PST Grady Champion and VooDooDogz
Winner of The 2010 International Blues Challenges - Memphis (The International Blues Challenge is a music competition run by the Blues Foundation).
About Grady Champion: Blues ( Mississippi) Grady Champion is a young, blues singer and harmonica player, born October 10, that has been compared to Sonny Boy Williamson, and people can hear exactly why on his Shanachie debut Payin' for My Sins released August 24, 1999. The album includes a version of "Don't Start Me to Talkin'" that really shows Grady's high-energy singing and harmonica playing and an update of the traditional blues lament "Goin' Down Slow" with an AIDS parable -- a hard-bitten vignette of modern life. His revved-up, soulful vocalizing and the charm and insight he brings to his songwriting in numbers like the campy "My Rooster Is King" and the classic-sounding tale of infidelity "You Got Some Explaining to Do" (co-written by his producer Dennis Walker, who helped Robert Cray reach national fame) mark Grady as an important new talent.
About VoodooDogz: VooDooDogz offers a smooth compilation of a fabulous guitar player, a thumping bass player and a drummer with the faster feet in town. Four voices strong. Add in the lively female vocals and you have a great mix of musicality with a creative groove of it's own.
You will hear the combination of over 100 years of professional performance experience. This is two local groups joined together for a sound you will love listening and dancing to. We are also the only Reno band with two blind performers.
About the Reno Blues Society: The Reno Blues Society' s mission is to increase awareness of the culture, history and diversity of blues music through education and participation in the community events. The Reno Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
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