The Santa Barbara Blues Society proudly presents
in her first appearance for SBBS – Grammy-Nominated
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 @ Carrillo Recreation Center
8:00 PM • Free BBQ Snacks • Spring loaded dance floor
Doors open 7:00 PM • Opening: Paull E. Rubin 7:15 – 7:45 PM
Teresa James is from Texas, and if you didn’t already know that, the briefest of listens to her third and latest CD would give you a pretty good idea anyway. Now based in Los Angeles, she is a gutsy, convincing singer and a rollicking piano player with a leaning towards the funky side of New Orleans music (and Professor Longhair in particular, to judge by her piano style), and her band, the Rhythm Tramps, are perfectly in tune with her direction… and this is a direction that runs from the Robert Johnson styled slide guitar intro to the opening track to ‘I Want It All’, with it’s Longhair piano, Robert Ward inflected guitar and mariachi band horns all thrown into the musical pot – and the result is delicious! The call and response vocals add a strong gospel feel to many numbers and occasionally Teresa will move into rock ballad territory (‘All That I Am’) though no-one should get too upset about that – and try ‘High Maintenance Man’ for the kind of throbbing, pulsating rocker that could only come from a musician out of the Lone Star State.
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The Santa Barbara Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating and preserving Americas unique musical contribution to the world – the Blues. We are the oldest blues society in the United States. We present concerts every other month that feature all types of blues musicians giving them a venue to utilize their talent. The Blues Society also gives yearly scholarships to students in the Santa Barbara area so they can pursue their education in this important style of music.
We are constantly seeking volunteers to assist us in this endeavor. If you are interested please contact us or call us at (805) 886-9862.