Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club features 4x GRAMMY® Award nominee, Blues & Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 5x Blues Music Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter ELVIN BISHOP on friday june 10 to 7:30 p.m. ELVIN BISHOP BIG FUN TRIO joins Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 show schedule, which includes 7 NEA Jazz Masters, 33 GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, 32 Blues Music Award winners and a comprehensive roster of talented musicians with over 450 award nominations GRAMMY® among them. Tickets for BISHOP OF ELVINas well as Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s current list of 2022 shows, can be viewed on Jimmy’s online events calendar at: http://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.
PORTSMOUTH, NH, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club presents 4-time GRAMMY® Award nominee, Blues & Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 5-time Blues Music Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter ELVIN BISHOP and his BIG FUN THREESOME on friday june 10 to 7:30 p.m.
elven bishop burst onto the scene with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in 1965, and has since blazed his own musical trail. Whether he was playing raw, mind-blowing blues, writing the evergreen radio hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love,” or traveling the world for decades delivering his original, enjoyable country blues, Bishop has always inspired his fans.
In 2015, Bishop formed The Big Fun Trio with his friends Bob Welsh (Piano, Guitar) and Willy Jordan (Vocals, Drums) and their 2017 self-titled debut album earned them a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Traditional Blues Album” and won 2 Blues Music Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year”. year”.
“A lively, warm and feel-good music… Bishop is a superb guitarist with great strength and great skill… a good rocking moment”, enthuses GUITAR WORLD.
“A legendary guitarist whose playing is impeccable and fiery…a distinguished American player,” says ROLLING STONE.
“Good musical moments guaranteed to put a smile on your face,” notes CHICAGO GRANDSTAND.
In 2018, elven bishop & Big Fun Trio earned another GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Traditional Blues Album” for their album, “Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here.” According to a San Francisco Bay Area native Willy Jordanwho has decades of experience playing drums with artists such as John Lee Hooker and Joe Louis Walkerplaying in the Big Fun Trio is “crazy different. It’s roots but also new. We all kept it simple to stay strong.”
Bob Welshnative Covington, Louisianaperformed and toured with Bishop, rusty zinc, Charlie MusselwhiteBilly Boy Arnold, James Cotton and others. Welsh says he also enjoys playing in the Trio. “Playing this music is fun and fresh and new to us. It keeps us on our toes. We always surprise each other. We have to be fearless.”
Born in Glendale, California on October 21, 1942, elven bishop grew up on a farm Iowa before moving to Oklahoma when he was ten years old. He became addicted to the blues listening to R&B radio late at night as a teenager, and began to collect, listen to, and absorb blues music. Bishop used his 1959 National Merit Scholarship to connect with his blues heroes by enrolling in the University of Chicago.
After Bishop crosses paths with a harmonica player and fellow University of Chicago student Paul Butterfieldthe two began to sit together at South Side clubs, often playing with Buddy and Otis Rush. They first formed the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in 1963, adding Jerome Arnold on bass, Sam Lay on drums and later Marc Naftalin on keyboards. Before releasing their first LP in 1965, Michael Bloomfield joined the band as second lead guitarist, creating a groundbreaking all-star band.
The eponymous group The Paul Butterfield Blues Band presented electro Chicago blues to rock audiences for the first time. With the release of “East-West” in 1966, the band’s popularity reached an all-time high. their right Chicago blues sounds drifted further into progressive and experimental rock ‘n’ roll and, with two world-class lead guitarists on board, the band helped pave the way for bands featuring multiple virtuoso guitarists, such as The Allman Brothers Band and Derek and the Dominos. The group, including Bishop, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
“We are thrilled to have the incredible bluesman elven bishop on June 10 serenade Portsmouth with his two-time GRAMMY® nominee Big Fun Trio!” Suzanne Bresettegeneral manager of programming at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club.
Tickets for 4x-GRAMMY® Award Nominee, Blues & Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer & 5x-Blues Music Award-Winning Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter ELVIN BISHOP on friday june 10 to 7:30 p.m. are available on the Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Elvin Bishop event page.
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 show schedule currently includes 7 NEA Jazz Masters, 33 GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, 32 Blues Music Award winners and a comprehensive roster of talented musicians with over 450 GRAMMY® Award nominations. Visit Jimmy’s Online Events Calendar for Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club 2022 show schedule. To subscribe to Jimmy’s eNewsletter to stay informed about new jazz and blues artist announcements, tickets, special offers, Jimmy’s Sunday Jazz Brunch and much more.
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