Bob Corritore's new CD Taboo, which was released earlier this year, is unique. Why? The master harp-player's album is all-harmonica. Not a single voice appears anywhere on the album. In place of vocals are the sounds of Corritore's harmonicas.
Mona Lisa Watkins sang "Xanadu" with Tab Benoit, watched Dick Dale stand behind the bar telling stories to Rhythm Room employees, and watched Francine Reed sing "A Song for You" a cappella to the bar's staff. Those are some of the memories that she has after 17 years of working at the venerable Cent ... More >>
Imagine everybody in a blues bar laughing so hard they can hardly contain themselves. That's the case with Bob Corritore and Dave Riley's new CD, Hush Your Fuss. Internationally acclaimed blues musicians Corritore and Riley held CD release parties for Fuss, their third album, this past weekend at M ... More >>
The weekend before Thanksgiving can't help but disappoint you. It's trying as hard as it can, and it's perfectly happy to remind you that you've got a short week coming up, but really the only positive you can take from it is that you won't get trampled chasing down a really big Vizio TV at Wal-Mart ... More >>
How's this for traditions? Since 1992 the Phoenix Blues Society has championed blues culture and heritage with their annual live music event, the Blues Blast Festival. Historically, the festival has taken place in the city of Mesa, but this year the event will be held at theMargaret T. Hance Park in ... More >>
Courtesy Rhythm RoomThe Rhythm Room opened in 1991, and this week the juke joint celebrates 20 years of operation by bringing in both the blues artists that have defined the place as well the local indie music that promoters like Psyko Steve bring to the room.
As Craig Outhier wrote in this week's paper Bob Corritore is a "self-contained synergistic event." So, considering the guy owns a venue, it's notable when he decides to elsewhere to stage something big, as he will with the Housrockin' Blues Bash at Tempe Center For The Arts on Friday September 25 ... More >>
Now that the chill of winter is starting to subside (temps are supposed to get into the high 70s) you've got little excuse to stay cooped up inside your domicile this weekend. Why not book it to the ongoing Renaissance Festival, or perhaps take a splendid moonlight hike? Better yet, spend your wee ... More >>
Jazz and blues singer Candye Kane has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is scheduled to have surgery on April 16. The singer, who has shared stages with everyone from punk bands like Black Flag and Social Distortion to alt. county mainstays like The Blasters and Dwight Yoakum, is best known ... More >>
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