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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BAD NEWS BLUES BAND

"House Burning" BAD NEWS BLUES BAND to Return
by Lynn Prince

A month ago, one of the hottest bands to hit San Carlos in a long time, the Bad News Blues Band (BNBB), stormed into town and played to ecstatic crowds at La Palapa and Soggy Peso Bar on the beach. BNBB has gained a reputation for “house burning” live performances all over the U.S., Canada, Turkey, Romania, Mexico, and even Moscow, Russia!

KDHX Radio in St. Louis broadcasted recently, “They hit the ground running and never look back. Scintillating horns . . . born to play the blues.”

BNBB is also the first blues band to be added to the artist roster for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Among other awards are Tucson Area Music Awards' Best Blues Band in '98, '99, '00, and '01.

Mike “Johnny Guitar” Blommer and his blistering guitar is powerful and passionate without being overblown. He plays from the heart, giving soulful nods to legends Freddy King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy.


Alex “The Reverend Vegas” Flores is multitalented as he plays, piano, guitar, wind and reed instruments . . . but it’s his rich singing style and “sax appeal” that pump an audience to attention. He is a superb front man with homegrown wit and charm that will steal your heart.

Glen Vilardi does his rich rhythmic phrasing on his hot drums to complete the smouldering ensemble.

BNBB will be in San Carlos for a return concert on Friday, June 19, at La Palapa Restaurant, 5–8 p.m., and on Saturday, June 20, at Soggy Peso Bar, 4–7 p.m.

BNBB tore the place down last trip here with their fire and intensity. So, make plans now to be in San Carlos and enjoy this smoking-hot group. There is NO COVER CHARGE – CONCERT IS FREE! For more information, contact Mike Huhn at Ocean Sports, www.desertdivers.com or (622) 226-0696.