(Phoenix, AZ) – A “Christmas Eve Blues Party” will be going down featuring San Diego harmonica master and entertainer Billy Watson, The Rocket 88s, and Mike Eldred on Sat, December 24, 2016 at the Rhythm Room (1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Doors are 8 pm and show is 9:00 pm. Cover is $10 and the show is 21 and up.
Billy Watson is an entertainer extraordinaire, capable of throwing down a blues show that can be infectiously hilarious and convincingly nasty. His energy as a frontman is relentless, his vocals inspiring, and his harp work musically outstanding. Billy’s repertoire ranges from creepy grooves, grinding shuffles, to fast boogies and swings.
Blues music was created by people looking for a way to forget their “blues” by telling their stories through song. Billy’s show reminds modern audiences that blues music can be lowdown, but that in the end it’s all about having some fun, dancing, and forgetting about your worries.
The well-seasoned Rocket 88s, featuring Bill Tarsha on harmonica, have been a solid fixture in the Arizona music scene and on the national blues scene. Tarsha is a nationally known world class player winning top harmonica acclaim since the early 1970s.
Their CD, AZ Bootin with legendary sax player Big Jay McNeely, was a 1988 Grammy Award Nominee for best traditional blues recording.
Mike Eldred is one of L.A.’s premier roots guitarists.