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ZSHOWZ welcomes RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND March 28 to the George Linson Stage at Friendly Confines (formerly McWells) in Orlando. THIS is the show you don't want to miss!
Tickets for Randall Bramblett Band can be purchased at the door or ahead of time at
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This is a ZSHOWZ up-close-and-personal show in a small venue.
Seating is limited. Purchase of a ticket is no guarantee for a seat.
Arrive early to grab your seat.
Friendly Confines has a great menu and the food is fantastic,
the bar staff ROCKS, and there's plenty of parking.
Randall has a rich career dating back to the 70’s and is still thriving today – both as a songwriter/bandleader and as a first-call sideman to the stars. He landed on the speed dial of some of the greatest names in rock history, including Steve Winwood/Traffic (16 years), Levon Helm, Warren Haynes, Delbert McClinton. He’s certainly still well sought after – recently he’s been found playing with Steve Winwood and Widespread Panic at the Lockn’ Fest, The Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theater, on a CD and tour with Bonnie Raitt, and the Warren Haynes Xmas Jam.
Things hit high gear with the release of “The Bright Spots” on New West Records in 2013, charting well on Americana, Roots Rock and Triple A charts. Many critics wrote this is the best album of his career, and one of the top CD’s of 2013 including Sirius/XM’s The Loft, AllMusic.com, HITS Daily Double, The Americana Music Association, Cool Music & Movies, Wildman Steve Radio show, Australia’s Rhythm’s Magazine, WFPK and Al Kooper. No matter how many legends he has been involved with his music evolves, keeping a modern and cutting edge sound. Bramblett’s already shining star continues to rise.
Bonnie Raitt proclaims “You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett.”
“One of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters.” Rolling Stone
“This is a cool album that combines the vibe of a real-as-hell vintage soulman with modern musical ideas. You could listen to The Bright Spots all night, baby.” Jambands.com
http://youtu.be/uQ01WbcL5XY “Roll” live at the Georgia Theater
http://youtu.be/IqBWS98nVaY “Till the Party’s All Gone”
http://youtu.be/5KoQtrgljsA - “Used to Rule the World”
ATTENTION HARMONICA FREAKS!!!! ZSHOWZ excitedly welcomes harmonica-badass JASON RICCI & The Bad Kind on April 4 to the George Linson Stage at Friendly Confines (formerly McWells) in Orlando.
JASON RICCI—quite possibly the most innovative harp player of our time—appears Saturday, April 4, LIVE on the George Linson Stage at Friendly Confines, South Orlando. Jason will spend the evening blowing his harp and the audience’s mind in an up-close-and-personal setting along with this band—The Bad Kind. Jason began his musical career playing in punk bands at age 14 but soon after discovering a love of the harp, turned his attention to The Blues. After moving to Memphis in 1995, he placed first in the Sonny Boy Blues Society contest and later that same year, recorded his first album, “Jason Ricci.” Ricci played with Junior Kimbrough, David Malone Kimbrough, and R.L Burnside while in Memphis. In 1999, he won the Mars National Harmonica Contest and began playing and recording with Keith Brown. Adam Gussow (harmonica player for Satan & Adam) did a write-up in 2000 in Blues Access stating, "I am convinced he ... is one of the best harmonica players of his generation." After 15 months with Big Al & the Heavyweights, Jason formed Jason Ricci & New Blood in 2002, and in 2005 he was honored with the Muddy Water Promising New Blues Artist Award. The band signed to Eclecto Groove Productions in 2007 and did their first album with the label. The band as a whole has been nominated for Blues Band of the Year three times by Blues Wax, Ricci won the Blues Critic Award for Harmonica Player of the Year in 2008 and was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Harmonica Player of the Year in 2009, later winning a BMA in 2010. Jason currently lives in Indiana where he teaches students his art, holds harmonica conferences and will be kicking off his latest tour LIVE ON THE GEORGE LINSON STAGE at Friendly Confines, 4757 S. Orange Avenue (407.852.4800). Tickets are $15 at the door. Show starts at 8:30p. For more info go to: www.ZSHOWZ.com or call 407.340.2318. JASON RICCI LIVE—a ZSHOWZ production, co-sponsored by the Orange Blossom Blues Society.
IN THE STUDIO
Some nationally released recordings featuring Jason Ricci as a sideman include these names: Johnny Winter, Nick Curran, Cedric Burnside, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Keith Brown, Motor City Josh, Jon Justice, Rue Davis and many more.
IN OTHER’S WORDS
"Ricci links the jazz mastery of Howard Levy, with the blues precision of Jerry Portnoy, and hits speeds that make John Popper look like he's standing still." Brad Kava, Mercury News
"Any up-and-coming blues artists you keep an eye on?" Answer: "Jason Ricci. He’s a harmonica player, and he’s real good." Johnny Winter, Las Vegas weekly
"Jason Ricci has taken the harmonica to a new place. It's like listening to John Coltrane or something, he's really pushing the boundaries to an incredible degree. …He's an astounding live performer and he's unique, nobody plays like this guy. I mean technically - and I'm a harp player too - I know what he's pulling off on that instrument; he's really great." Walter Trout
"This is what originality, technical mastery, and soulfulness look like on the rock-flavored leading edge in our post-9/11 era. If you're an ambitious young cat looking to make your mark on the blues harmonica world, be forewarned: JR's fireworks will put your ego in check." Adam Gussow
"He's paid some serious dues. He's got the gift, watch him shine.” Paul Delay
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THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA WHEN YOU’RE NOT DEAD
Mess O’ Blues Beer & BBQ Fest
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
April 10 – 12
Springing The Blues
April 17 – 19
Suncoast Blues Festival
April 24 & 25
Mount Dora Blues & Groove Weekend
May 15 & 16
1st Annual Courtyard Blues
Daytona Beach Blues Festival
Camping with the Blues
October 23 – 25
Winter Garden Music Festival
some time in October – date not announced yet
Some time in October
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