Date: May 8th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Price: $30 per adult / $10 per student
Local Artist Pre-show: BobBB & Friends at 6:30 p.m.
It’s been a long but steady climb since FATHEAD’s debut CD in 1995, and the band has been tearing it up on the North American festival circuit ever since, making the group one of the country’s top roots acts.
Signed to the world renowned Electro-fi Records’ imprint, their latest release “Building Full of Blues” garnered them a second coveted Juno Award in 2008 for “Blues Recording Of The Year”. That they have been described as a ‘Blues Tour De Force’ comes as no surprise.
Georgia-raised lead singer John Mays has had a storied career that began in the Southern gospel tradition, crossing over into Doo-Wop, R&B and Blues, not to mention a stint with the Godfather Of Soul, James Brown.
Al Lerman (harp and saxophone) hooked up with the band’s leader some years later. Since that time, FATHEAD’s core has remained constant, offering ace musicianship, soul stirring harmonies and outstanding live performances.
Bassist Omar Tunnoch has also produced an impressive body of work that has enjoyed time on the US, European and Canadian music charts. Guitar ace Teddy Leonard (who left the band in 2006) is back and better than ever, along with iconic drummer Bucky Berger. Elements of funk, soul, and R&B are fused into the group’s strong blues backbone, creating a fresh sound that is immediately recognizable as their own.
Tickets can be purchased online through Select Your Tickets, by visiting the RCA Box Office, or by calling (250) 717-5304. For more information on FATHEAD visit www.fathead.biz.
Guitar & Harmonica Workshops with Fathead’s Award Winning musicians Sat May 8th 5PM (Free to Concert Ticket holders or $10.00) PRE- REGISTER AT 250-717-5304
These are demonstration style workshops, however you are welcome to bring instruments and to practice toward the end of the session.
Al Lerman- Harmonica- Al will demonstrate different styles learned from the masters; playing in different keys on one harp; importance of tone, groove and phrasing; playing in major and minor etc.
Teddy Leonard- Guitar- Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the importance of groove and tone as well as various phrasing, solo techniques etc.