The Broken Arrow Blues Band, one of Detroit's top blues and boogie bands, is heading down South for a tour.
The band will perform at The Office in Athens, Ga., on March 8; Darwin's Burgers & Blues in Marietta, Ga. on March 9; Grant's Lounge (the "birthplace of Southern rock") in Macon, Ga. on March 15; Snook Haven in Venice, Fla. on March 17; Sharky's on the Pier in South Venice, Fla. on March 18; and a private party in Tennessee on March 20.
|Gary Rasmussen, Chris Leigh and Shadowhawk Ellis of Broken Arrow Blues Band|
Band members include Gary “Shadowhawk” Ellis (vocals, drums), Chris Leigh (vocals, guitar), and Gary Rasmussen (bass).
This is a very experienced and talented unit.
Shadowhawk and Leigh both started their careers with classical training as youngsters and have played in several bands together, including The Boogie Chilluns for six years.
Shadowhawk has 11 releases to his credit with four different bands, including The Blind Dog Blues Band, with guitarist Charles "Pat" Patton.
It would be difficult to find a more experienced bass player than Rasmussen, who got his start with the Detroit proto-punk band The Up! in 1967. The Up! was one of the house bands at the legendary Grande Ballroom. He was also a member of Sonic’s Rendezvous Band with MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic” Smith, and the Scott Morgan Band with singer Scott Morgan of The Rationals and drummer Scott “Rock Action” Asheton of The Stooges. He has toured worldwide and has played or recorded with a wide variety of artists, including Patti Smith and bluesman Alvin Youngblood Hart.
Broken Arrow’s next local performance will be at the Temple Gospel & Blues Explosion at the Masonic Temple in Detroit on April 13.
For more info on the band, click www.brokenarrowbluesband.com.
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