“This project has been a labor of love for TBone and the line up of All Stars will not disappoint.”
TBone Hamilton and the Blues All Stars
TBone Hamilton and the Blues All-Stars are comprised of some of the best blues musicians. Bassist/Leader – Tom “TBone” Hamilton (TBone Hamilton Band, The Swinging Johnsons, Rock Bottom & the Cutaways) returns to the Firehouse Cultural Center with his Blues All Stars.
This music project was started in 2013. TBone stated at that time:
“I have been in the music business for the past 25 years. Over this time span, I have met numerous great musicians, many of whom I call friends. As time was going by, I came to the realization that some of them were passing away, and I strongly felt that I had to capture the sound of these “local” cats while they were still here and “blowing” as good as ever. This was the genesis for the Blues All Stars.”
TBone Hamilton has released three blues singles on I-Tunes dedicated to one of his bass playing heroes – Mr. Willie Dixon. In addition, TBone was been featured, with many over of the top blues acts in Florida, on the cover of a national blues magazine discussing his contributions to the American art form of Blues on the West Coast of Florida. He maintains an active performance schedule leading his 8 piece Big Easy Revue Band, as well as straight ahead Jazz concerts. You can find out more at: www.thomasjhamilton.com
MUSICIANS WHO HAVE PLAYED IN THE ALL STARS!
On Harmonica Mr. TC Carr will be joining the band. Blues singer TC Carr is also an expressive harmonica player that has nurtured his style for decades in the sun of Gulf coast Florida. Carr is one of Florida’s top musical artists and writes intriguing songs that reflect his life experiences, often with humorous overtones. He sings with heartfelt intensity that is matched by his unique approach to playing the harp. Carr’s imaginative style has long earned him a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. His passionate vocal style is soaked in deep southern Blues and Gospel influences. The Florida native continues to build his fan base with each spirited performance.
On Guitar and Vocals will be blues veteran Jon Puhl. 46 years of playing Blues guitar. Opened for,or played shows with: Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Omar and the Howlers, Son Seals, Bo Diddley, Mitch Woods, James Cotton, Matt Murphy, Chuck Berry, Rock Bottom, Juke Joint Kings, Backbreakers, TBone Hamilton, The Moodswingers, Kim Lenz and her Jaguars, Eddie Kirkland, The Treblemakers, Nelsen Adelard Band and more….
On drums great friend and drummer to the top blues Acts on the West Coast of Florida for the past 30+ years – Dennis McCarthy.
One of The All Stars on stage will be harmonica master Rick Hatfield. Rick is a harmonica virtuoso,guitarist singer-songwriter and entertainer.Rick Hatfield has been performing onstage since he was a child and he has shared the stage with acts including the late John Lee Hooker, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Huey Lewis and the News, the Everly Brothers, Greg Allman and many others.
On Guitar will be Charlie Morris. Charlie Morris brews his blues using a secret recipe that includes Louisiana Spice, Tennessee Twang and Florida Gator Tail. Charlie’s been a professional (and also a musician) since the 1980s, and has played every gig that matters here on the Florida BluesCoast (and a few of the other kind, too). He’s also toured throughout the Southeastern US and Europe, and even paid some dues on the cruise ships. Charlie’s latest CD, Live in Fribourg, is his seventh independent release.
Eric Elsner will be on drums. Eric studied jazz drumming in college and is currently the drummer for the Charlie Morris band. As a first call blues drummer, is featured with many of the top notch blues bands on the West Coast of Florida.
Live in Concert May 20th 2017