Blue Velvet Rhythm & Blues Dance Revue
Karen Lovely, the Shanghai Pearl and Inga Ingenue
BOB CORRITORE is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players in the world. His sympathetic yet fiery playing is featured on over 50 releases to date. Many of Bob's acclaimed releases have been nominated for or won various Handy, Grammy, Blues Music Awards and Blues Blast Music Awards. Born in Chicago 1956, he cut his teeth sitting in with John Henry Davis on Maxwell Street until he was old enough to sneak into blues clubs. He hung around great harp players such as Big Walter Horton, Little Mack Simmons, Louis Myers, Junior Wells, Big John Wrencher, and Carey Bell. In 1981 he moved to Pheonix and in '91, opened the now famous blues and roots concert venue, The Rhythm Room. His house band, the Rhythm Room All-Stars, has backed Bo Diddley, Little Milton, John Brim, Jimmy Rogers, Henry Gray, Pinetop Perkins, Henry Townsend, Honeyboy Edwards, Big Jack Johnson, Ike Turner, Smokey Wilson. Lil' Ed, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Nappy Brown, R.L. Burnside, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Sam Lay, Barbara Lynn, John Primer, Eddy Clearwater, and numerous others. The Mayor of Phoenix officially proclaimed September 29, 2007 "Bob Corritore Day" in honor of his musical contributions to the community. Also that year, Bob received a "Keeping The Blues Alive" award from the Blues Foundation.
THE BLUE VELVET RHYTHM & BLUES DANCE REVUE is Seattle's exclusive live music and dance show. The dancers are world-class performers including THE SHANGHAI PEARL (burlesque) and INGA INGENUE (cabaret, Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011). Behind them, a similarly world class R&B band led by multiple Blues Music Award nominee KAREN LOVELY.
MARK PICKEREL was a founding and longtime member of rock pioneers Screaming Trees, an early member of Nirvana, and more recently an American Music icon as a Bloodshot Records artist whose original music is best described as Country Noir. Mark has played on albums by Neko Case, Mark Lanegan, Brandi Carlisle. His solo work recalls that of Leonard Cohen, Lee Hazelwood, the Gun Club, the Stranglers and Nick Cave.
NICK VIGARINO is a Pacific Northwest treasure. One of the world's greatest slide guitar players, he has been riveting audiences worldwide with his distinctive fusion of Chicago and Delta style Blues, and his ability to play slide with literally any object in the room.
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