“Downtown Blues” is happening in Flagstaff June 12
(FLAGSTAFF, AZ) – Brought to you by the Flagstaff Brews & Blues, “Downtown Blues” will happen this Saturday, June 12 The Orpheum Theater (15 W. Aspen Ave.) in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Performing from 3pm-10pm are Hans Olson, The Tommy Dukes Band, Chuck Hall Band, Arizona Hired Guns, with Harlis Sweetwater headlining.
The Harlis Sweetwater Band is a national touring, gritty blues soul heavy rock group from southern California. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, frontman Harlis has been called “the best vocalist in any genre,” by the OC Register. He’s shared stages with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top, Los Lobos, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Everlast, and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.
The Flagstaff-based Arizona Hired Guns are an Allman Brother Tribute and Southern rock band. This 5-piece project includes two guitars (one slide player), Hammond B3 organ, bass and drums.
Originating from Louisiana, growing up in Texas and refining his guitar skills in Detroit prepared the award-winning Chuck Hall for his long career as a blues musician. The Chuck Hall Band delivers greasy blues, refined talent, raw passion, showmanship and some salty humor.
Tommy Dukes has been keeping the real blues, soul and R&B alive in AZ for decades. Born in Mississippi, reared in Arizona, and playing blues since he was in his teens, Dukes was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 1997.
Powerful singer, guitarist and harmonica bluesman, Hans Olson, plays an amplified acoustic guitar and is known as one of the best “harp-in-a-rack” players in the world. Olson released over 17 albums of original material. Many of his songs have been included on soundtracks for TV shows and movies.