Flamin Harry's 50 Years of Rockin' the Blues Celebration!
JOIN US AT RICK'S AMERICAN CAFE FOR THIS AWESOME EVENT THAT'S DECADES IN THE MAKING!
Long considered the premier bluesrock guitarist on the East Coast, Flamin' Harry Mc Gonigal and his band, The Roadhouse Rockers, comprised of Chuck Hearne on bass and John Kehoe on drums are a cohesive trio that deliver a powerful brand of progressive bluesrock. Guitar driven with a Blues Attitude and a signature sound.
Flamin' Harry, also called the Bluzpirate, has recorded six releases, "Fire On Main Street", "Rude Shoes", "Life Under The Gun","Hot, Blue and Righteous", "Back Trackin" and "Blues Cruise".. He also appears on the Compilation CD "The Green Room Blues". This CD features the best blues band from Pennsylvania. The critically acclaimed "Life Under The Gun" features Harry's impressive guitar and song writing work. This is exemplified in the melodies of the title track "Ain't Nobody", number one on Philadelphia AOR giant WMMR for over three weeks, as well as the blistering blues-rocker "Cruzin'". In fact, "Cruzin'" is the opening track on the Paisano Easyriders Video "The Great Escape", distributed worldwide. "Hot, Blue and Righteous", is a return to the raw Blues-Rock style that he is known for. It was a regular on Bubba John Stevens WMMR radio show "Blues Alley" in Philadelphia.
After seeing Harry in action, one can readily understand George Thorogood calling him "the most underrated guitar player in North America." Jon Takiff, music critic for the Philadelphia Daily News says "The Flamin' Harry Band has a sound coherent of the classic trios like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience." Jack Lloyd of the Philadelphia Inquirer gave Harry's last record a FOUR STAR RAVE REVIEW saying "this album makes Harry's unit the hottest band to come out of the Philadelphia area since George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers." Eugene Pitts of Audio Magazine just reviewed Hot, Blue & Righteous and he says " A for Sound, A for Performance!" "Blaze Guitar Work!" " Adrenaline rush with the hair on the back of my neck stickin' straight up!" " Move over Slowhand (Clapton), Flamin' Harry's here!"
FHB appearances include: Spectrum,Phila, Pa(3 times), Mann Music Center, Phila, Pa., Civic Center, Phila, Pa(4 times),Trocadero, Empire Rock Room, Chestnut Cabaret, 23 East Cabaret, Ambler Cabaret, J.C.Dobbs, Abilene, River Blues Festival, Penns Landing,Pa, Bucks County Blues Society Shows, LBI Blues Festival, New Jersey Arts, Lobster Blues Festival, Bandanna Blues Festival, Moonlight Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, Decade, Pittsburgh, Pa, Ham N' Jam Hulett, Wyoming, Buffalo Chip Musical Festival, Sturgis, SD, Harley Rendezvous, Mariateville, NY, Civic Arena, Massachusetts, Armory Stadium, Rochester, NY, Lone Star Cafe, Lone Star Roadhouse,NY, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ, Wildwood Convention Hall,NJ, New Jersey State Fair, Pennsylvania State Fair, Quakertown Balloon Festival, KK Katies, Boston,MA, DeBella De Ball and many, many more.
FHB has appeared in concert on the bill with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Bonnie Raitt, George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, Greg Allman, Dickie Betts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Burden, John Hammond, South Side Johnny, Steve Howe, Savoy Brown, Robin Trower, Latoya Jackson, BB King, RTZ(Boston), The Hooters, Robert Hazzard, Tommy Conwell, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Leon Russel, Richie Havens, Todd Rundren, Nighthawks, Lita Ford, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Steppenwolf, Foghat, J. Geils Band, Brian Auger, Steve Forbert, Deep Purple, Ted Nugent, Tabby Thomas( FHB was Tabby's Band For the LBI Blues Festival.), John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells,Willie Dixon, Guitar Junior, Koko Taylor, Long John Baldry, James Cotton, AC Reed, Elvin Bishop, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Carey Bell, Son Seals, Lonnie Mack, Sugar Blue, Marshall Tucker, Outlaws, Wolfman Jack, Joe Walsh, Little Caeser, Edgar Winter, Pat Travers, Jimmy Rodgers, Eddie Clearwater, Corey Stevens, The Blues Busters, John Eddie, The Frogs, TJ Tindal, Gatorbait, Rick Estrin and Bo Diddley.(for a while Harry played guitar for Bo Diddley) Plus many More!
Flamin' Harry was nominated for many Phila music awards including best independent release,street beat, and Best of Phila. For several years running Harry was a member of the WMMR ALL-Star band!!! He was also given the 1997and 2012 "Keeping The Blues Alive" award by the Bucks County Blues Society. Harry is also a member of the Bucks County Blues Society advisory board. What started as a young boy who loved the blues has evolved into one of the most innovative bluesrock stylist in the world. Harry's finger picking style has been often copied but never duplicated and his live performances have become legendary. Be sure not to miss the uncompromising bluesrock guitar work and performances of Rev. Flamin' Harry and the Roadhouse Rockers.
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