Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Thursday March 12
Chris Beard Blues Band
"Chris Beard comes on strong with his band of funky, contemporary blues on his new release." - DUKE ROBILLARD
"...produced by Carlton Campbell, of Campbell Brothers Sacred Steel , Beard’s guitar work is more reminiscent of Albert King than B.B....Eye of the Witch is further proof that Chris Beard remains a force to be reckoned with on today’s blues scene." - Blues Review
Chris Beard: Lead guitar, Lead vocals
Jon Tucker: Keyboards
Robbie Bently: Bass
Ken Kahle: Drums
World class, modern Blues guitarist, Chris Beard, is a unique and compelling voice, using his dynamic combination of assertive vocals and an exciting guitar. Following the 80’s model of Stevie Ray Vaughan, which features a combination of traditional blues, high-energy guitar playing, and a contemporary edge, Beard is able to traverse the recent blues past and propel his audience into the future.
Beard is the son of Joe Beard, a fine blues guitarist who grew up on Beale Street in the 1950’s before moving to Rochester, NY. When family friends like Matt “Guitar” Murphy and Buddy Guy stopped by, young Chris became their willing pupil. His personal connections to the blues were forged with the living blues men he sat in with since childhood.
Early on , Chris Beard learned one essential detail about the music he plays: play it live. Since he first stepped on stage, Chris creates musical art unique to that moment in time. True to all artistic creations, Beard's art is powerful enough to share his intense emotion release with audiences or listeners who takes the time to hear what Chris plays. This is the core of pure blues.