Blue Lunch Featuring Dave Keller: Blues And Soul Revue @ BP STOP
When: Jul 26, 2019, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: BOP STOP
The late 1940’s and early 1950’s were a magical time in American musical history, when blues, rhythm & blues, swing and rock & roll were all one thing. Blue Lunch explores that music and makes it their own. From Cleveland, OH, the band features eight virtuoso musicians performing on guitar, piano, upright bass, drums, harp, saxophones, trumpet, and trombone. In addition to their instrumental work, Blue Lunch also boasts vocalists that includesdo-wop style harmonies in their repertoire. Blue Lunch has released six cds, Recorded Live at Wilberts, Eyes Wide Open, Not Live at the Copa, Big Sound Blues, Sideswiped, and Saxophone Shootout II.
- Bob Frank, Guitar
- Bob Michael, Trombone
- Chris Burge, Sax
- Pete London, Vocals/Harmonica
- Steven Johnson, vocals
- Billy Seward, guitar/vocals
- Mike Rubin, Trumpet
- Scott Flowers, Drums
- Ray DeForest, Bass
- Mike Sands, Piano
- Dave Keller, Vocals/Guitar
Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist, and a talented songwriter. Fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues music, his performances ring out with passion, integrity, and an ability to break down the barriers between performer and audience.
Ever since renowned guitarist Ronnie Earl chose Dave Keller to sing on his album Living In The Light, Keller's star has been on the rise. In just a few short years, Keller has been nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Soul/Blues Album, won the International Blues Challenge Best Self-Released CD Award, and been chosen for Downbeat's Best Recordings of the Year.
With his new CD, Every Soul's a Star (release date: 10/19/18), on esteemed soul/blues label Catfood Records, Keller fulfills the promise of his earlier recordings. Produced by multiple-Grammy-winning legend Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Miller, Tower of Power, Luther Allison, etc.), Keller's vocals and guitar playing shine on ten new originals, plus one very cool tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Catfood flew Keller out to El Paso, TX, where he recorded with their top shelf studio band, The Rays. Of special note is guitarist Johnny McGhee, whose spot-on sweet soul licks have propelled albums by Marvin Gaye, The Five Stairsteps, Johnny Rawls, and countless top soul artists.