Hopi Bluesband Presents: Guitar Shorty, Hopi Blues Band, Leon Hendrix

Hopi Bluesband Presents: Guitar Shorty, Hopi Blues Band, Leon Hendrix

Saturday, June 1

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

  • Leon Hendrix - 8:30
  • Hopi Blues Band - 9:30
  • Guitar Shorty - 10:30

Guitar Shorty
Guitar Shorty
Legendary guitarist/vocalist Guitar Shorty is a giant in the blues world. Credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Guitar Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings. Like a bare knuckled boxer, Shorty strikes with his blistering, physical guitar playing and his fierce vocals, connecting directly with body and soul. What really sets Shorty apart is his absolutely unpredictable, off-the-wall guitar playing. He reaches for sounds, riffs and licks that other blues players wouldn't even think of. Amazon.com says his guitar work "sounds like a caged tiger before feeding time. His molten guitar pours his psychedelicized solos like lava over anything in his path." The Chicago Reader declares, "Guitar Shorty is a battle-scarred hard-ass. He slices off his phrases and notes with homicidal fury. He is among the highest-energy blues entertainers on the scene."
Through the years, Shorty has performed with blues and R&B; luminaries like Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker. He started playing with these legends while still in his teens and recorded a handful of singles for a variety of labels and an obscure LP during the first 30 years of his career. After decades of paying his dues (like so many unheralded American bluesmen), it took a tour of England to establish Shorty's fame in his home country. His recordings since then all received massive critical acclaim, and his renowned live performances have kept him constantly in demand all over the world. His 2004 Alligator Records debut, Watch Your Back, became his best-received, best-selling album to date. His 2006 follow-up, We The People, won the coveted Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year.
Hopi Blues Band
Hopi Blues Band
A traveling group of the most eclectic musicians from around the country have joined forces with LA HOPI to bring REAL BLUES back to the world through The HOPI BLUESBAND. LA HOPI, has made a name for himself within the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles singing his blues about topics like heartache and destruction of the earth, the sorrows of colonization and bringing light to sustaining HOPILAND! From everything blues to funk, country and rock n roll, The HOPI BLUESBAND exemplifies the music of a Hopi travelin bluesman.
Leon Hendrix
Leon Hendrix
Leon Morris Hendrix (born January 13, 1948) is the brother of late American rock guitarist/singer and icon Jimi Hendrix. He is an artist, songwriter and guitarist who began playing the guitar later in life and has released several albums. He is best known for his original artwork.
Hendrix suffered from drug addiction and he spent time in prison for minor offenses. After seeking drug treatment, Hendrix has been clean for over twelve years and completely sober from Alcohol since 2016 and lives with his wife who is a doctor in Los Angeles, California.
In recent years the father of six and grandfather of four has been attempting to make a living from music and art. The Leon Hendrix Band released an album in 2006, Keeper of the Flame, as well as the earlier Seattle Rain. Hendrix has also toured with The Magic Carpet Ride performing large venue concerts. Hendrix's wish is to keep his brother Jimi's legacy alive by dedicating his songs to Jimi when he performs.
In 2012, Hendrix published an intimate biography of his brother titled Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story. It was co-written by Adam Mitchell and published by St. Martin's Press.
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
http://www.themintla.com/