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2018-04-28

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"Brawny shuffles, swinging horns, searing guitar, passionate vocals and balls-to-the-wall enthusiasm"
- Living Blues

"Swingin' jump blues and R&B...high-voltage yet classy"
- USA Today

Roomful of Blues

For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has been delivering its signature blend of swing, rock `n' roll, jump, blues and R&B to euphoric audiences all over the world. Blues Revuesays, "Roomful of Blues is a sheer joy...contagious, finger-popping, head-bopping grooves...the horns blast loud and proud...explosive and electrifying." The band has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. Twice, the prestigious DownBeatInternational Critics Poll has selected them as Best Blues Band. With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy blues and R&B, it's no wonder why the great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." Billboardsimply says, "Roomful is so tight and so right."

While Roomful of Blues has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world, they have never sounded fresher or stronger than with the current line-up. Along with Vachon and Lataille, the band includes vocalist Phil Pemberton, long-time tenor and baritone saxophonist Mark Earley, trumpeter Doug Woolverton, bassist John Turner, drummer Chris Rivelli and keyboardist Rusty Scott.

With 45 Live, Roomful of Blues has fully captured the frenetic energy and musical power oftheir live show. The band will hit the road hard once again, so people can see and hear for themselves why The Chicago Sun-Timessaid, "This is a band on top of its game, sliding easily from big-band jazz-blues to guitar-drenched urban blues...let the party begin."

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