Rhythm & Blues Masters
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 long-time writing partner Ed Wright and Benoit – exhibit a combination of depth, grace and humor very few of his contemporaries can match.
Damon sets the standard for what is to come on the first track, “Thought I Had It All.” It’s an introspective, brooding tale shot through with razor sharp, frenetic guitar leads. Other songs like the title cut and “Where I Belong” flow in an easy Southern groove. Damon offers up two covers, peppering Johnny Winter’s “TV Mama” with slithering slide guitar runs, and doing a great version of Elvis Costello’s “Alison.” The country tinged “Old Fools, Bar Stools, And Me” offers a poignant take on a familiar theme. “Do It for The Love” is a sweetly contemplative ballad featuring the lyrical counterpoint of Damon’s lead guitar and Tab’s pedal steel. The album closes with an inspired, finger-picked rendition of the traditional gospel song, “I Shall Not Be Moved.” As with Damon’s legendary live performances, Sounds of Home takes the listener on a tour through the rich traditions of American roots music, presented by one of its foremost practitioners.
A kindred spirit of free and fiery souls, songwriter and songstress Julie Black finds inspiration everywhere. Black is a critically-acclaimed artist, singer, songwriter, and poet whose personal story is deep, complex, and inspiring. True to the muse, she's an artist unconfined. Early influences like Solomon Burke and Etta James flavor her sound, as do elements of jazz, soul, gospel, swing, and rock; she gives a musical experience that is one-of-a-kind....it's blues with an open mind. Based in New Port Richey, Florida Black has performed on some of the finest stages in the South including the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Tropical Heatwave, Chasco Fiesta, Dunedin Wines the Blues, House of Blues, and much more. Accompanied by her vibrant band of music men Dave Eichenberger (guitar), Frankie Timpanelli (drums), and John Bell (bass), her soulful voice dishes out powerful truth music. She's performed her original music on radio, and on ABC, CBS, and NBC. She was up for a Grammy nomination for "Heartless Man Blues" a song she co-wrote with Shaun Murphy (Little Feat, Bob Seger, Eric Clapton). Her three original albums: Call Me Angel for Blues, You Just Might Win, and Follow the Muse can be found on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and across the radio-waves worldwide. Filled with emotional truth, clarity, and vision, she's a genuine original with something interesting to say.
2018 Chasco Fiesta Rhythm & Blues Masters Presents:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Shawn Paige Band
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Julie Black
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm - Damon Fowler
Shawn Paige - Guitar/Vocals
Lonny Sarao - Vocals/Keys.
Jim Goncalo- Drums.
Jay Goldman - Bass.
The Shawn Paige Band was founded in 2009. Shawn handpicked all his band members from hosting Blues Jams in the Tampa area. We play a mix of Southern Rock, Classic Rock,Blues, Funk, and Soul.
When: Thursday, March 15 , 2018 • 6:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m. • Where: Sims Park • Category: Music
Seating is provided • No Coolers • No Golf Carts
Chasco Fiesta 2018