Blues Night: Tony Holiday and Andy T - Nick Nixon Band feat. RJ Mischo
Holy harmonicas, have we a show for YOU, Southern Idaho!
We've got a former member of the Paul Butterfield and Muddy Waters band, as well as the 2016 Best Of Utah Music "Best Blues Artist" award-winner, the ONLY guy that's been allowed to open for the legendary Willie Nelson on his current tour!
This show is for 15+ w/ parent or guardian, or 18+ otherwise. Full bar is available to those 21+ with valid ID.
Tickets are $10, and can be bought at JeromeTickets.com, or at Diamondz. They are gonna go fast, and day of show they're $15, so don't procrastinate! You can also get a reserved seat for $20.
--- Tony Holiday ---
Tony Holiday and The Velvetones mix their many influences into a musical gumbo of Dirty Rock and Down Home Blues . With Tony Holiday on harmonica and guitar, Adam Fifield on the Hammond organ, and Dave Idan on drums, it's a compact trio that packs a big punch and will keep the place dancing till the sun comes up.
Tony Holiday and The Velvetones travel the country spreading their music. Based out of Salt Lake City, you'll either find them currently on tour or prepping hard for their next one. It's just what they do-they live and breath the open road.
Tony Holiday and The Velvetones are endorsed by Shaker Harmonica Mics, Coalatree Organics, and Wasatch Glass Works.
--- Andy T - Nick Nixon Band ---
The Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, fronted by guitarist Andy T and vocalist Nick Nixon, displays musicianship at its highest. As Blues Underground Network said, Simply put, Andy T and James Nick Nixon have quickly risen to the top of many peoples lists of Great Collaborations.
Their new release on Blind Pig Records, Numbers Man, was produced by renowned Texas guitarist Anson Funderburgh, and features the great Kim Wilsons harmonica on one of the tracks.
Guitarist Andy T Talamantez arrived in Nashville from Southern California in 2008 and teamed up with local blues and R&B legend vocalist/guitarist James Nick Nixon in 2011. After meeting Nick and watching him perform, Andy knew that they would make an unstoppable combination. As Ted Drozdowski of the Nashville Scene put it, When Andy first heard Nick, he knew hed found his foil for the group he envisioned an outfit that could swing effortlessly between West Coast jump blues stompers, hardcore Chicago and Texas string-fests, and Louisiana swamp grooves.
Andy Ts jazz-tinged guitar style is influenced by T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Magic Sam, and Albert Collins among others, yet it remains his own. He was born and raised in Southern California and was always interested in guitar. He worked for twenty-three years as a manufacturing engineer in the aerospace industry but during that entire time he never stopped performing in local bands. In 1997 he quit his day job to join and tour with Smokey Wilsons band. That lasted for two years, after which he played in Guitar Shortys band for a period of five years. During that time he toured internationally and performed with a long list of major blues artists around the country, learning how to back up a vocalist with economy and perfection as he honed his own playing style.
--- RJ Mischo ---
RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide to be in the upper echelon of todays great Harp players and singers. RJ started playing at the age of ten and by the time he was 19 he was working as a full-time professional musician. He began his career in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota an area that has spawned so many famous musicians. RJ cut his teeth with the legends of the Twin Cities Blues scene Percy Strother, Mojo Buford, Sonny Rogers, & Lazy Bill Lucas. He then formed Blues Deluxe quoted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as Minnesotas hardest working Blues Band. It was in 1992 that RJ caught the attention of Blues fans worldwide with the release of Ready to Go. This album is now of cult status amongst collectors. In 1996 RJ Mischo moved to California where he continued to grow & develop his skills. He established himself a wider audience with a prolific performance schedule at major venues and festivals across the United States, Europe and extensively up and down the West Coast.
Diamondz Event Center (View)
220 W. Main St
Jerome, ID 83338
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|