The Blowin Smoke Rhythm & Blues Band is hotter than St. Louis BBQ and twice as tasty! Catch the acclaimed longtime eleven-piece R&B/Blues/Soul ensemble in concert at Harvelle's Downtown Long Beach, 201 E. Broadway, Saturday, February 2. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $10. Info: (562) 239-3700 or http://longbeach.harvelles.
For nearly two decades, Blues/R&B/Soul group Blowin' Smoke has been one of the most in-demand, successful bands on the Southern California live music circuit. Front and center in Blowin' Smoke is its creator, bandleader/bassist/vocalist, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight - whose impressive musical resume' includes a decade-plus stint as bassist for one of the great SoCal bands to emerge from the psychedelic era of the Sixties, Spirit. Knight has also recently launched a new band project, Sky King, featuring some top-name musicians, all the while keeping Blowin' Smoke going strong.
In a recent review of the band's Beyond the Blues Horizon CD, BMans Blues Reportwrites, 'lead vocalist and bass player Larry 'Fuzzy' Knight delivers the goods..."C.O.D." is a hot R&B track featuring Michael Murphy on Hammond and Jimmy Delgado rippin' a great lead guitar...this is the kind of recording you can put on while you're working and driving and it will make the day fly...great tracks, great instrumentation, great vocals and great energy." In another review of the same album, the L.A. Music Examiner states, "this eleven-person act emphasizes electric rhythm and blues with a touch of funk, rock, and Southern soul...the Fabulous Smokettes are a tuneful trio of ladies."
Here's the Blowin' Smoke Rhythm And Blues Band performing Aretha Franklin's "Won't Be Long" recently at Harvelle's/Santa Monica.
Blowin' Smoke CDs/Review Show Passes/Band Interviews Available On Request.