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Big Blues Bender

Monday, Sep 29 4:00p
Riviera Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

Behold, The BENDER!
We're proud to announce the latest and greatest music event to capture the pulse of America’s wildest city!
Las Vegas is known for wild weekends, clandestine rendezvous, and epic benders. This one is no exception! We invite you and your gang to join us for: • Four nights of Amazing music • Four nights in the fabled Riviera Hotel & Casino • Value priced food and drinks • Cheap airfare from anywhere on earth • VIP & “Baller” packages for those who go all out!
The line-up includes:
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Charlie Musselwhite
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Harmonica wizard Norton Buffalo can recollect a leaner time when his record collection had been whittled down to only the bare essentials: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band....
Walter "Wolfman" Washington
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Funky New Orleans bluesman who began as a sideman for Johnny Adams and others. ~ Rovi
Buckwheat Zydeco
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Since starting out in the 1980s, Buckwheat Zydeco (aka Stanley Dural), a performer as musically vital as the legendary Clifton Chenier, has gone on to be the most commercially successful zydeco act ever....
George Thorogood
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Rock & roll rarely gets nastier and dirtier than George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Steeped in the bar-band verities, these Delaware road dogs hit it big in the '80s with the ubiquitous "Bad to the Bone....
Guitar Shorty
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When he's not turning somersaults, doing backward flips, and standing on his head -- all while playing, of course -- Guitar Shorty is prone to cutting loose with savagely slashing licks on his instrument....
Mark Hummel
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Considered a master of blues harmonica. Has organized the very successful "Blues Harmonica Blowout" series since 1991, as well as heading his own band, The Blues Survivors.
Tab Benoit
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Singer/guitarist Tab Benoit is well known for his signature “bayou blues” sound. ~ Rovi
Little Charlie Baty
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Little Charlie Baty is the former leader and masterful guitarist from Alligator Records recording act"Little Charlie & the Nightcats". Charlie and the Nightcats have recorded 12 albums on Alligator and have been one of the West Coast's most successful blues acts, touring the globe for over 25 years....
Rick Estrin
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Rick Estrin, according to The San Francisco Chronicle, "is an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant songwriter." The award-winning musician, another critic said, "sounds like Little Walter playing and singing Leiber and Stoller....
Anson Funderburgh
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In recent years, Dallas-based guitarist Anson Funderburgh has taken his band the Rockets out of the clubs and onto the festival stages with his critically acclaimed recordings for the BlackTop label out of New Orleans....
B.B. King
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Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. His bent notes and staccato picking style have influenced legions of contemporary bluesmen, while his gritty and confident voice -- capable of wringing every nuance from any lyric -- provides a worthy match for his passionate playing....
Coco Montoya
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Though he grew up as a drummer and was raised on rock & roll, Coco Montoya became an outstanding blues guitarist after stints in the bands of Albert Collins and John Mayall. Montoya debuted as a leader in 1995 with the Blind Pig album Gotta Mind to Travel and garnered an award for Best New Blues Artist at the following year's W....
Otis Taylor
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A highly acclaimed Denver, Colorado-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. ~ Rovi
Walter Trout
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New Jersey-born blues-rocker Walter Trout spent decades as an ace sideman, playing guitar behind the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, and Joe Tex. In 1981, he was also tapped to replace the late Bob Hite in Canned Heat, remaining with the venerable group through the middle of the decade....
Popa Chubby
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Born Ted Horowitz in the Bronx, New York, Popa Chubby was the son of a candy store owner. At 13, Chubby began playing drums; shortly thereafter, he discovered the music of the Rolling Stones and began playing guitar....
Carolyn Wonderland
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Blues-rocker Carolyn Wonderland is a singer/songwriter/pianist/ trumpeter/guitarist from Texas. She began performing solo as a teen and then later with her band the Imperial Monkeys. While firmly entrenched in blues-rock, Wonderland and her group sport a diverse range of other influences, from country to zydeco to surf to Latin to boogie, and even jazz....
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
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California-based blues band led by the contemporary master of wailing harmonica. ~ Rovi
Bob Corritore
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A lifelong fan of the blues, Chicago-born producer/harmonica player Bob Corritore began collecting blues albums, playing harmonica, and attending blues gigs after he heard Muddy Waters on the radio when he was 12....
Ana Popovic
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If you're not a blues purist, you'll love the fiery, passionate playing and singing of Yugoslavian blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Ana Popovic. Thanks to her father, the Belgrade-raised Popovic was introduced to the blues at an early age, through his wide-ranging record collection and jam sessions hosted at the Popovic home....
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
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Singer and songwriter Cherish Alexander and drummer Billy Baker started the rock band the Painkillers in Los Angeles, CA, near the end of 1995. The energetic duo quickly added guitarist Curtis Hooker and bassist Matt Boyd, to piece together a fuller sound....
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is a three-piece outfit that plays a combination of roots music and alternative country that is also heavily influenced by country blues. At its center is Josh Peyton (vocals, guitar), who grew up listening to his father's blues-rock albums....
Lisa Mann
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Lisa Mann is an actress. She has appeared in 3 films and television shows. She was first cast as the character 'Sister Gertrude' in 'Lilies of the Field' in the year 1963.
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
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Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials were among the premiere party bands to come out of Chicago during the '70s and '80s. Often compared to Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor, fiery, flamboyant slide guitarist Lil' Ed Williams and his group have continued to play dedicated, rough-edged, and hard-rocking dance music, establishing an international reputation that has lasted into the new millennium....
The Blind Boys of Alabama
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Although the Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing gospel music for more than five decades, it's only recently that the group has had the benefit of a major record company behind it. Led by founding member Clarence Fountain, the group has also featured Eric McKinney, George Scott, Caleb Butler, Johnny Fields, Jimmy Carter, Joey Williams, Donald Dillion, and Aubrey Blount....
The Holmes Brothers
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Guitarist/singer Wendell Holmes and his bass-playing brother Sherman hailed from Christchurch, VA and played as sidemen in a variety of bands for years before moving to New York City in the early '80s and starting their own group with drummer/singer Popsy Dixon....
Karen Lovely
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Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene from the Pacific Northwest like Stack O' Lee's .44 capturing 2nd Place Band Prize at the 2010 International Blues Challengefollowed by 2011 BMA Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release "Still The Rain....
The Record Company
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The Record Company is a band born out of love for Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Stooges, The Stones, The Kinks etc..
Location & Nearby Info
Riviera Hotel & Casino
2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 734-5110
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