Tinsley Ellis: Blues Is Dead

Tinsley Ellis: Blues Is Dead

Big Mike

Fri, September 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cox Capitol Theatre

Macon, GA

$15.00 - $30.00

Tinsley Ellis: Blues Is Dead
Tinsley Ellis: Blues Is Dead
Blues Is Dead focuses on the Blues and R&B songs performed and recorded by the Grateful Dead. Georgia Blues Rock legend Tinsley Ellis leads this stellar lineup of Blues and Jam band veterans who dance the fine line between the Blues and improvisational Rock music. Tinsley has been a long time guest of acts such as Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks as well as Blues legends Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, James Cotton and Otis Rush.
Big Mike
Big Mike
In 1995, international blues sensation Big Mike and the Booty Papas began grooving their way into the hearts of audiences the world over. Based in Macon, Georgia, an area rich in musical heritage, Big Mike and the Booty Papas breathe new life into the genre. A two-time Grammy nominated group, with loyal fans who will tell you that it only takes one night with Big Mike and the Booty Papas and you’ll be feelin’ just right. These cats are all about having fun, makin’ you move your feet, a lot of laughin’ and a whole lot of lovin’.

At the core of this seasoned group of musicians is Michael Anthony Ventimiglia better known as “Big Mike” and seasoned guitarist, Hal Register. Big Mike carries a “big” voice and Sir Hal offers up some very tasty guitar offerings. This is a win/win combination that must be heard to experience. These Pros will tell you that they are no young bucks. Yet, everyone knows the finer, most beloved things in life are best seasoned with a lifetime of love, a touch of heartache, investment of time and hard work. It doesn’t hurt to have a little swagger to go with it and there’s no shortage of that with “Big Mike” and his fellow Booty Papas.

2013 finds Big Mike and the Booty Papas stepping out into their greatest adventure yet as they embark upon a European tour. They are sure to expand their audience as they introduce the rest of the world to the laid-back, infectious grooves and bouncing rhythms their fans know and love. As always, “proof is in the puddin’”!!! And the taste is quite sweet!!!!!

Now the rest of the story, In 2015 Big Mike and The Booty papas changed up and to keep up with the times and changing music trends team,ed up with Freddie Smith (Bass), Harold E. Thomas (Sax), John Ford (Guitar), Reggie Booker (Trombone), Tony Cooper (Keys), Cassandra Curry (Vocals), Phil Palma (Guitar), Shelly Palma (Vocals), Ben Brown (Drums), along with regular Booty Papa players and did get a little funky with “Risky Bid’Ness” and toured Europe again with nice success. That brings us into 2016 and the 7th CD called “The Hustle is real ” getting back to the blues with some of the top players in the world, Chris Crider (Guitar), Glen “Cuzz” Hutchison (Bass), Greg Stewart (Drums), Ed Smith (Sax), Walt Scott (Keys and Organ), Mike Causey (Guitar), Jimmy Hall (Harp), David Ragsdale (Violin) and are headed back to Europe for the 2016 tour and this one should be the best yet!!!
Venue Information:
Cox Capitol Theatre
382 Second Street
Macon, GA, 31201
http://www.coxcapitoltheatre.com/