PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain: Four And A Half Hours Of Great Blues Music!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Four And A Half Hours Of Great Blues Music!

The Princess Theatre played host to three great bands Saturday evening, and treated a near sell-out crowd to some awesome rock/blues music!  There were a few seats vacant, but those had reserved signs on them!  Some folks, for whatever reason, bought tickets and couldn't make it, so the balcony was opened for non-reserved ticket holders.
Nonetheless, the audience had a ball listening to each band; most similar in some ways, and distinctively different in others.  It made for a nice ending to a beautiful blue sky day and I think everyone went home happy.

The evening ended with over two solid hours from the Kentucky Headhunters, who stayed way past midnight to sign autographs and pose for fan "selfies"!

The music began promptly at 7:30 with "Otis", a band with a "Zeppelin/Allman" kind of sound.  The "psychedelic/blues" band is from South Central Kentucky is made up of Boone Froggett - Guitar & Vocals, Steve Jewell - Guitar, John Seeley - Bass Guitar, and Andrew Gilpin -Drums.  The group have been together for a little over six years, but sound like they've been together since Muddy Waters retired!

Here are a few of my favorite shots of "OTIS"...remember that'll being hearing from them again soon!

Next up was "JESCO", founded by Greg White, who promotes concerts out of Knoxville through his company "Music City Knoxville".  He has built a strong relationship with the Headhunters and this is the second time he has gotten them to the Princess.  JESCO is also a blues-based band with great guitar, bass, and drum work. 

Here are my picks for JESCO:

Last up, and ending the night with a "rockin' roll" bang were The Kentucky Headhunters!

The Grammy-winning band has its roots in a 1968 band called "Itchy Brother", but the modern "Headhunter" band is releasing a new album June 2nd!  Alligator Records will release "Meet Me In Bluesland", a previously unreleased album with pianist Johnnie Johnson, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

From what I heard Saturday night, fans will be very pleased with the songs on the new album.  Look for Tuesday!

Here are my photo choices from Saturday night at the Princess:

Never again let me hear anyone say, "there is nothing to do in Harriman"...the Princess keeps getting better and better shows.  If your foot don't get to tapping at the Princess concerts, your leg must be dead!

Next up is the GRAND PREES in August, and Greg White says he has a big surprise for us in October, BUT, there will be more coming up between now and then.  Stay up to date on this blog, the official Princess website, or one of our Facebook pages!

See you soon!

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