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Lazar Bear is proud to present The12th. Annual Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele ‘2014 - A Blues, Roots & Jazz Festival, featuring Four Outstanding Blues Guitar Masters, Elvin Bishop, Duke Robillard w/ Little Charlie Baty and Tinsley Ellis

Elvin Bishop founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band & released the revolutionary debut LP “East-West”. Elvin received a gold-record with his national hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” from his 1976 LP “Struttin’ My Stuff”. He recorded with legends Mike Bloomfield, Clifton Chenier, John Lee Hooker and The Allman Brothers. Duke Robillard  "Duke’s one of the great players," - B.B. King  "one of God's guitarists”. - The Houston Post  "Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality”. - The New York Times  /  Blues Music Handy Awards  "Best Blues Guitarist", founding member of Roomful of Blues and Lead Guitarist for the Fabulous Thunderbirds with his incredible Band along with Guitar Virtuoso Little Charlie Baty (formerly of Little Charlie & The Nightcats) master of American Roots Music”  “Jaw-Dropping guitar acrobatics” “impossible guitar excursions, from Jazz to Blues to Rock to SurfGuitar World Magazine “Baty’s straight blues playing is eye-popping”  “Little Charlie Baty plays as much guitar as Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy put together” The Village Voice and “Atlanta’s Blues / Rock Guitar Master” Tinsley Ellis featured at Blues at The Crossroads II, captures all the power and energy in his legendary live performances. His vocals reach heights of soulfulness and expressiveness felt in the depth of his songwriting; his guitar playing is ferocious. Ticket Outlets & Information:

May 15, Thurs. - Lihue - Kauai
Kauai Beach Resort - Jasmine Ballroom
Doors: 5:30 pm. Show: 6:30 pm. Tickets: $45. Gen.  $65. Gold Circle Table Seating
Call: 808-896-4845
Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele - May 15, Thurs. - Kauai - Gen. Adm. WILL CALL
Enter the number of Tickets - $45.00
Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele - May 15, Thurs. - Kauai - Gold Circle Table Seating WILL CALL
Enter the number of Tickets - $65.00

May 16, Fri. Kahului, Maui with special guest Maui Blues & Company
May 16, Fri. - Maui w/ special guest Maui Blues & Company
Maui Arts & Cultural Center / Castle Theater
40th. Anniversary Celebration KAOI Radio Group
Pau Hana Kick of 5:00 pm. Founders Court 
Doors: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:00 pm. Tickets: $45. $55.  $65. Reserved
Venue: 808-242-2787

Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele - May 16, Fri. Maui - Reserved
- $45.00
Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele - May 16, Fri. Maui - Reserved
- $55.00
Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele - May 16, Fri. Maui - Reserved
- $65.00


May 17, Sat. - Big Island with specail guest RJ Kaneao
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keahou - Convention Hall
Doors: 5:30 pm. Show: 6:00 pm. Tickets: $45. Gen. $65. Gold Circle Table Seating
Information: 808-896-4845

Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele - May 17, Sat. - Big Island - Regular WILL CALL
Enter the number of Tickets - $45.00
Hawaii Rhythm & Blues Mele - May 17, Sat. - Big Island - Gold Circle Table Seating WILL CALL
Enter the number of Tickets - $65.00


Band Bios


ABOUT THE BANDS:
Elvin Bishop founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early ‘60s, recording with legends Clifton Chenier, John Lee Hooker, The Allman Brothers and his own Pop success with his smash hit “ Fooled Around and Fell in Love”. Bishop’s long and varied career comes from deep down gutbucket blues in smoky South Side Chicago taverns to raucous roadhouse R&B to Rock & Roll concert stages and festivals around the world. He instills all of his music with creative passion, along with a healthy helping of wisdom, wit and good humor.
When he arrived in Chicago in 1959, he crossed paths with fellow student Paul Butterfield and together, they explored the taverns and Blues joints surrounding the university campus which the haunts for Blues giants like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Magic Sam and Howlin’ Wolf. In a1963 session with Billy Boy Arnold, James Cotton, Sam Lay on drums and Jerome Arnold on bass they became the Paul Butterfield Band. In 1965 Mike Bloomfield and Mark Naftalin were added to the lineup and their revolutionary debut LP “East-West” was released. Elvin received a gold-record with his national hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” from his 1976 LP “Struttin’ My Stuff”. Elvin received a Grammy-nomination for 2008 CD “The Blues Rolls On” and a flurry of other awards and accolades, including being named 2009 Male Blues Artist of the Year by Blues Blast magazine. Elvin’s new releases continued to be exciting next steps in his amazing Blues journey. For More: elvinbishopmusic.com

Duke Robillard, "Duke’s one of the great players," - B.B. King   "one of God's guitarists”. -The Houston Post "Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality”. - The New York Times  “ Most everything Duke Robillard has done as a guitarist during the past four-plus decades …… bears witness to his musical intelligence and his dedication to his craft”. – Downbeat  “Robillard’s ability to play across the spectrum of blues is legendary. Few players can move stylistically from Texas to Kansas City to Chicago’s West Side, but Robillard makes it seem easy.” - Guitar Player  “ A guitarists guitarist, prolific producer, and master at all things blues, Robillard walks the tightrope between traditionalism and experimentation…. He’s a master of many styles who moves forward while maintaining a firm grounding in the past.” - Blues Review

 “…they recorded live in the studio with raw energy matching musical virtuosity, it’s hot, hot stuff.” - Nick Cristano Philadelphia Inquirer  For More: www.dukerobillard.com
Little Charlie Baty’s utter mastery of American Roots Music is fueled by his Jaw-Dropping guitar acrobatics. Baty’s wild seemingly impossible guitar excursions, from Jazz to blues to Rock to Surf, shows he has all the styles mastered and seamlessly blends various elements into a guitar sound that is his alone. Guitar World Magazine declares, “Baty’s straight blues playing is eye-popping…. He stretches solos to breaking point, skittering on the edge, where one wrong note will bring the whole thing crashing down”. “Little Charlie Baty plays as much guitar as Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy put together. He is one of the swiftest, most fluent quitarists working in any genre.”  The Village VoiceFor More: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Charlie_%26_the_Nightcats

  Tinsley Ellis Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. He especially loved the Kings — Freddie, B.B. and Albert. His love for the blues solidified when he was 14. At a B.B. King performance, Tinsley sat mesmerized in the front row. When B.B. broke a string on Lucille, he changed it without missing a beat, and handed the broken string to Ellis. Tinsley’s fate was sealed; he had to become a blues guitarist. And yes, he still has that string. Already an accomplished teenaged musician, Ellis left Florida and returned to Atlanta in 1975. He soon joined the Alley Cats, a gritty blues band that included Preston Hubbard (Fabulous Thunderbirds fame). In 1981, along with veteran blues singer and harpist Chicago Bob Nelson, Tinsley formed The Heartfixers, a group that would become Atlanta’s top-drawing blues band. Upon hearing Live At The Moonshadow (Landslide), the band’s second release, Washington Post declared, “Tinsley Ellis is a legitimate guitar hero.”
After cutting two more Heartfixers albums for Landslide, Cool On It (featuring Tinsley’s vocal debut) and Tore Up (with vocals by blues shouter Nappy Brown), Ellis was ready to head out on his own. Ellis sent a copy of the master tape for his solo debut to Bruce Iglauer at Alligator Records. “I had heard Cool On It,” recalls Iglauer, “and I was amazed. I hadn’t heard Tinsley before, but he played like the guys with huge international reputations. It wasn’t just his raw power; it was his taste and maturity that got to me. It had the power of rock but felt like the blues. I knew I wanted to hear more of this guy.”  Georgia Blue, Tinsley’s first Alligator release, hit an unprepared public by surprise in 1988. “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music,” raved Chicago Sun-Times. Before long, Alligator arranged to reissue Cool On It and Tore Up, thus exposing Tinsley’s blistering earlier music to a growing fan base. Tinsley’s subsequent releases — 1989’s Fanning The Flames, 1992’s Trouble Time, 1994’s Storm Warning, and 1997’s Fire It Up — further expanded the guitarist’s hero status. By now his talents as a songwriter equaled his guitar prowess. Guitar World said, “Ellis stands alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter, and that ain’t just hype.” Guests like Peter Buck (R.E.M.), guitarist Derek Trucks and keyboardist Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) joined him in the studio. Producers Eddy Offord (John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Yes) and the legendary Tom Dowd (The Allman Brothers, Ray Charles) helped Ellis hone his studio sound. His largest audience by far came when NBC Sports ran a feature on Atlanta’s best blues guitarist during their 1996 Summer Olympic coverage, viewed by millions of people all over the world. A move to Capricorn Records in 2000 saw Ellis revisiting his Southern roots with Kingpin. Unfortunately, the label folded soon after the CD’s release. In 2002, he joined the Telarc label, producing two well-received albums of soul-drenched blues-rock, Hell Or High Water and The Hard Way. All the while, Ellis never stopped touring. “A musician never got famous staying home,” he’s quick to note. Ellis’ 2005 return to Alligator, the searing guitar-fueled Live-Highwayman, was the live recording his fans had been demanding for years. Chicago Tribune said, “incendiary live performances, inspired, original and funky.” Then followed two more studio albums on Alligator Moment Of Truth (2007) and Speak No Evil (2009). Averaging over 150 live shows a year, Ellis has played in all 50 states, a well as Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. Whether he’s out with his own band or sharing stages with major artists like Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule or Widespread Panic, he always digs deep and plays, as Guitar Player says, “…as if his life depended on it.” Ellis' most recent tour with Blues At The Crossroads II. Muddy & The Wolf with the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, James Cotton, Jody Williams and Bob Margolin was by all accounts one of the best shows of 2013.  For More: www.tinsleyellis.com



TICKET OUTLETS:

Online information, tickets & Gold Circle: www.lazarbear.com or call: 808-896-4845

Maui: MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW (7469) or at www.mauiarts.org

Kauai: www.lazarbear.com (Gold Circle) Kauai Sound & Music - Kapaa; Hanalei Music & Strings - Hanalei; Hawaiian Music Kiosk’s - Coconut Mkt. Place & Princeville Shopping Center; Progressive Expressions - Koloa; Pictures Plus - Kukui Grove Shopping Ctr.; Scotty’s Music - Kalaheo

Big Island:www.lazarbear.com (Gold Circle) Sound Wave Music - Kailua-Kona; Kiernan Music - Old Town Kainaliu; Waimea General Store - Parker Square, Kamuela; Taro Patch Gifts - Honoka’a; CD Wizard, Hilo Guitars, Hilo Music Exchange - Hilo



 
 
 
 
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