Tonight: Johnny ‘Guitar’ Knox

Everyone agrees..  Johnny is the bedrock of Blues in this town, and beyond.  Not only because he’s been doin’ it longer than I’ve been alive– which seems damn near… disturbing,,, actually —  but because he’s managed to keep stuck together that low down traditional sound, yet bend it just a little different each time to make it new again.  If you’re aching for traditional blues from an honest source, show up tonight.  Johnny won’t let you down.

Tonight: Kaye Bohler

Downbeat Magazine says, “Kay stands firmly on the Blues tradition, yet can turn on a dime into Soul sophistication.”  Seriously– it can’t be said better.  The woman’s a house a’ fire..  in prime form, booking like mad and we don’t get her often enough.  Come out tonight to the Legendary Torch Club for Kaye Bohler.

Tonight: Gino Matteo

Gino has been noted as being

(a) a passionate purveyor of urban blues

(b) a note bender

(c)  stocky

(d)  all of the above

Yea.. it’s (d) all of the above.  If I were you, though..  I’d stick with (a) and (b) when you shake his hand after the set.  jus’ sayin.

 

Tonight: Dead Winter Carpenters

DWC are rolling through town nearing the end of their months long Midwest tour, so jump out tonight to the Legendary Torch Club and see how a few thousand miles adds to the sound of an already great roots band.

Booker T and the MGs

A classic was born today in 1960 to Booker T and the MGs–  Green Onions was recorded.  Booker T was 17 years old, and part of the house band at Stax Records.  The song was the product of some downtime jamming by the band ..  and released as an A side before the band even had a name.

this weekend’s prima lineup

Thursday night the Dead Winter Carpenters come in for a minute from their spring/summer travels with some deep roots sounds….  Saturday Gino Matteo shows up with his intense blues style, and Sunday evening is spent with Johnny Guitar Knox as he brings back the thick, smelly old sound of the blues.  Mmmm…mm.  Can you smell it?  Ahh. Jus’ the way we like it at the Legendary Torch Club.

If I were you..yea right.

As your (insert adjective here:  ‘best’   ‘only’   ‘coolest’… whatever) friend, I’d like to offer some advice:  I’d dislodge that sofa from my butt and roll out to see Walking Spanish tonight at the Legendary Torch Club.  They are so hot.  And the chicks dig ’em.  Hint, hint. Don’t worry, pookie. That stinky-ass sofa’ll be there when you get home ..tomorrow afternoon.  (You can thank me later.)

Stellar Lineup with WALKING SPANISH

Yea– OK..  for all you eagle eyes out there bustin’ my chops–  I got it…  I got it…   Mistake on the Featured Artist date for Walking Spanish.  They’ll be tearing @%$ up around the Legendary Torch Club THIS SATURDAY the 6th.  Which means you’re Friday / Saturday lineup is absolutely STELLAR.

AC MYLES TONIGHT!

Aah..  AC Myles.  One of my favorite favorites.  I remember when he was but a tiny boy ..  I used to babysit our little Adam..  his sweet baby blond hair, sheepish grin and naked little body rolling around that bathtub.   Even then he had a rubber guitar in that tub with us.  Him.  With him.  Naturally this never truly happened, I’m making it all up, every word.    But in my mind… Anywho–  I digress.  Show up tonight for an incredible gig with AC Myles at the Legendary Torch Club.  He’s all over the planet these days, we’re lucky to have him.

Its all about Options.

Option One:  Sit alone in the balls hot car all the way from your cubie to Roseville–  a 190 minute trip on a Friday rush hour.

Option Two: Sit ( still probably alone ) on a barstool at the Legendary Torch Club for a No Cover Happy Hour this Friday…cool, calm… sipping a Margarita by the cool, sapphire blue ocean with beautiful bikini clad women playing volleyball in the sun and giggling wildly…..  Yea, ok.  I made up that last part.  But, hey… Pailer and Fratis will be there.  WHAT?

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