THE JAMES HUNTER SIX
JULY 11, 6PM
LOS LONELY BOYS
B.B. KING is the “King of the Blues.” His complex yet readily identifiable guitar style, with precise vocal-like string bends and left hand vibrato, has become an indispensable component of rock guitar vocabulary. Over his long career, he has released more than 60 albums – many of which are considered blues classics – and his awards and distinctions are too numerous to list. They include 15 Grammy Awards, the prestigious National Medal of the Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, and induction into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone ranked him at number six in its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
JAMES HUNTER’S classic yet modern brand of rhythm and blues has earned him a Grammy nomination, two Billboard Blues #1’s, and tours with Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Van Morison, and many others. His latest album with The James Hunter Six, Minute by Minute, showcases a leaner and punchier sound with the same electric, soulful voice at the helm.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning band LOS LOBOS draws influence from rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music. While they have continually redefined and expanded their scope over the forty years they have been together, the rich musicality at the heart of their sound remains ever-present.
Since their debut single “Heaven” hit the Billboard Top 100 in 2004,LOS LONELY BOYS, with their unique blend of “Texican rock ’n’ roll,” have sold over 3.3 million recordings to date and have garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations, including one win.
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO has embraced many genres during his 35 years as a musician. His songs, suffused with hard-won personal experience, a sense of positivity, and youthful spirit have made him a lasting presence in the Austin, Texas music scene.