3401 Water Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
Gypsy Sally’s is pleased to present an evening celebrating the life and music of late blues master, B.B. King with an all-star cast of DC area bluesman who will play music in the vein of the King of the Blues. The evening will feature performances by Ron Holloway, Linwood Taylor, Bobby Thompson, Eli Cook and Sol Roots on Wednesday, September 16.
Ron Holloway is one of the busiest tenor saxophonist’s on today’s music scene in any genre! He has been touring internationally as a member of Susan Tedeschi’s Band but still finds time to appear as a frequent special guest of the Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule, the Derek Trucks Band, Taj Mahal, and Little Feat.
Linwood Lee Taylor is tuned in to Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, and Muddy Waters, as well as Freddy King,Albert King, and Albert Collins, just to name a few. In fact, Taylor often played with Collins on the East Coast and treats fans to “Frosty”, a Collins tune he played with its creator. Not many Blues artists can say they’ve recorded with H.R. of the Bad Brains as well as performed with Albert Collins, but Taylor can. This talented Bluesman also plays a bare-bones acoustic guitar and entertains at venues in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland.
Based in Washington DC, Bobby has gained near legend status for his reputation as a solid, soulful singer, and world-class guitarist, and a powerful songwriter. Whether touring as a sideman with DC-renowned singer-songwriter Justin Jones, touring solo, or fronting the blues-rock group Blueheart Revival, Bobby puts a premium on a high-level performance.
Eli took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel revivals with only his acoustic and deep baritone voice, while playing every hole-in-the-wall bar that could handle his electric power trio. Blending the influences of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred MacDowell, Bukka White and Lightning Hopkins with the likes of Clutch, Soundgarden, C.O.C, and Rage against the Machine, he forged a fresh sound, alive with the southern blues tradition.
Sol Roots (Solo)
Sol’s talent stretches from fiery rock to laid back jazz, and from funky innovative grooves to soulful ballads, drawing on a deep background in raw down-home blues. Sol has performed on stage and in the studio with musical heavyweights Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and with the international guitar hero Cool John Ferguson (nominated 2 years -Most Outstanding Guitarist-Living Blues), who he performed with steadily for years. With Cool John, Sol has opened for the great B.B. King, Derek Trucks Band, and other musical luminaries.
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Venue: Gypsy Sally’s
Address: 3401 K Street NW
Showtime: 8:00pm, Doors 7:00pm
Ticket price: ADV $12/ DOS $16