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Blues Masters


Blues Masters
Blues Masters
March 26, 2015 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sims Park - New Port Richey


Blues Masters Concert

Sponsored by

Rotary Club of New Port Richey


Damon Fowler


After spending much of the past year touring with the band Southern Hospitality, Damon Fowler is back with his third solo project for Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home.  Damon chose swamp blues master Tab Benoit to produce and record him at Tab's rural Louisiana home studio, and their collaboration has resulted in Damon's strongest effort to date.  The tension between his measured, laid-back vocal delivery and the hallmark intensity of his guitar virtuosity has never been keener, and the stories told in his songwriting here - sometimes in collaboration with longtime writing partner Ed Write and Benoit - exhibit a combination of depth, grace, and humor very few of his contemporaries can match.

On the strength of his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene.  Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise. In 2008's "Best of Tampa" poll, Creative Loafing magazine named him "Best Guitarist.....And Slide Guitarist.....and Lap Steel Player.... and Dobro Player."  Fowler's guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman.  He can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, but it's his lyrical work on lap steel and Dobro that makes him stand out among the legions of guitar heroes.

Also appearing:

Julie Black, and the "Official Release Party of her new CD"



Franc Robert


Performance Schedule:

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Franc Robert

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Julie Black

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Damon Fowler

*This is a free concert*


Sims Park
New Port Richey