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DOWN THE BLUES HIGHWAY
Brutha Niel and the Real Deal has been a musical presence in central Florida since around 2000. The present line up consists of Tim (Brutha Niel) Nielsen-guitar and vocals, Doug Ball-keyboards, Barry Dean-bass, and Johnny Harrell-drums. Each one is a seasoned performer.
Brutha Niel grew up playing in many different bands. In the sixties it was the teen club circuit with groups like “What’s Left” and “The Molly Maguires.” In the seventies it was the legendary southern rock of “Southpaw” and “Coal and Ash.” In the eighties it was “No Foolin.” In the nineties- “Blues for Soul” He’s an accomplished singer/songwriter and a world class guitarist. In these groups he has opened shows for such varied acts as, Jimmy Buffet, Steve Miller Band, Little River Band, Molly Hatchet and The Beach Boys. He has released several CD’s of original material that range from instrumental jazz and southern rock to soulful blues. His new release, “It’s A New Day” has received rave reviews, as well as the 2000 release “Light Years.”
Brutha Niel is the Real Deal, a Central Florida staple for years. Guitar driven rock and blues at its best, and to quote the legendary Ronnie “Bird” Foster, “He’s Orlando’s best kept secret.”
The Don't Scare The Dog & Friends Benefit Concert will bring together members of the Central Florida music community for a special performance, benefiting non-profit organizations Guitars For Vets and The Forgotten Ones Inc. Guitars For Vets provides veterans with guitars and a forum to learn how to play, sharing the healing power of music to help soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder cope. The Forgotten Ones Inc. is a Central Florida based agency that provides relief for disadvantaged young adults and families aging out of foster care who need assistance with basic human needs.
Don't Scare The Dog is an indie blues-rock band that has been rockin' the blues since 1994! The band specializes in drivin' blues-rock with their shows featuring guitar-centric versions of traditional, classic, and modern blues artists along with the band's originals. The set list includes the influences of power blues-rock artists such as Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Savoy Brown, Robin Trower, Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin, and Alvin Lee. The band puts their own touch on traditional blues artists such Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon while embracing the modern blues of artists such as Joe Bonamassa.
Save the date: Saturday, July 25
The Abbey * 100 S. Eola * Orlando
physically located on Pine Street between S. Eola & S. Osceola
just west of Summerlin -- valet parking available
Tickets $15/Reserved Seating $25
THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA
WHEN YOU’RE NOT DEAD
BEST SUNDAYS IN FLORIDA - EARL'S HIDEAWAY
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
For a more complete listing of festivals, go to:
Always a great line-up
P.O. Box 560041
Orlando, FL 32856
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