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Roadhouse Blues w/ Whiteboy James & Rumble King
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Whiteboy James and the Blues Express has re-established themselves as the legendary band that they were during the Southern California blues explosion of the 80’s and 90’s. Whiteboy James has a mesmerizing, driving and sonic stage presence. Combine that with three gifted, well-seasoned musicians and chances are, chairs at one of their shows just won’t be necessary. James' musical influences changed radically when he began listening to his uncle’s Deep South Rhythm and Blues and Country vinyl. Although "Whiteboy" found it difficult to fit into the Southern California "Beach Boy" culture his heart, soul and ears were dialed into the likes of Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, Sam "Lightning" Hopkins, & Big Joe Turner. By the mid 1980s, also known as the peak of the Southern Californian blues explosion, blues bands were forming everywhere — from garages and backyard parties to all night blues jams in various beer-soaked nightclubs. "Whiteboy" James became quite the buzz across blues stages and dance floors across the southland. People were talking about this entertaining “jump and jive” madman who, not unlike his boyhood hero Cab Calloway, strutted the stage leading a top blues band and dressed in a trench coat - as opposed to Cab Calloway's tux and tails. RUMBLE KING Rumble King is an original, high energy American Rock & Roll Band from Los Angeles Ca. Pulling musical influences from early Rock & Roll, Rock-a-billy, Jump Blues, Country and Jazz, they have created a unique sound that appeals to all ages. The bands' raw juke joint style vocals, pumpin' piano, wailing saxes and thumping rhythm section keeps Rumble King music movin' into the ears, through the bones and directly into your soul...