John Mayall &
Shemekia Copeland 2010 Hawaii Concert Tour ( 4 Concerts )
Lazar Bear Productions is proud to present The “God Father of British Blues” and Living Blues Legend John Mayall. John Mayall with his hottest band ever will be performing on a four Island tour in the Hawaii. Johns new band with Texas Guitar Slinger Rocky Athas, Greg Razb on bass, Jay Davenport on drums and bluesbreaker veteran Tom Canning on Keyboards are the powerhouse behind Mayall. Special Guest Shemekia Copeland, the daughter of the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, will be opening the show with her band.
A portion of the proceeds to benefit the
Junior LifeGuard Program on all Islands
Big Island: CD Wizard – Hilo; Music Exchange – Waimea; Sound wave Music – Kailua Kona
John Mayall, OBE (born 29 November 1933) is a pioneering English blues singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His musical career spans over fifty years, but the most notable episode in it occurred during the late '60s. He was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and, as a gifted talent-scout, has been influential in the careers of many instrumentalists, including Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser, Johnny Almond, Jon Mark, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, and Buddy Whittington.
At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While still in her 20s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland’s shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there.