Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cover charge half price tonight at West Bank Cafe in Manhattan to hear Robert Ross Band #music #blues

Quote: "A blues icon. One of the great blues spirits." Bob Fass (Radio Un-nameable, WBAI-FM Pacifica Network).
Le Scandal (Burleque & Variety Show)
Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10:15pm-12am
West Bank Cafe (Laurie Beechman Theater) (map)
Address: 407 West 42nd St. (west of 9th Ave.), NY, NY 10036
Phone: 212-388-2988 or 212-868-4444
Other Info: Le Scandal (Burleque & Variety Show) starring Miss Bonnie Dunn & featuring Le Scandal Orchestra with Robert Ross on guitar & vocals; and Paul Giffords on drums & vocals. Usually $25 cover but tonight half price!!
Featured Performers: Natasha (sword swalowing belly dancer), Marcus Monroe (juggler comic), Kenichi (dancer martial artist), & Bianca Dagger (burlesque queen).

Next Week:
Robert Ross Band @ Rhinecliff Hotel
Friday, October 29, 2010
Rhinecliff Hotel
4 Grinnell Street, Rhinecliff, NY 12574
Phone: 845.876.0590
The Rhinecliff is one of the most beautiful and historic hotels in the country on the glorious Hudson River. Don't miss our performance at this amazing venue.
Other Info: The Robert Ross Band will feature: Steve *Holly Holy" Holley on drums, Dave Hofstra on upright bass, and Robert Ross on guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, and vocals. We play from 8:30pm to 11:30pm at one of the most beautiful spots on Earth. Don't miss this performance.
A Few Quotes: Albert King (blues guitarist & vocalist): "He's so fast, lightning would have to get on roller skates to catch him." Reported by Hank Reineke (East Coast Rocker).
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin guitarist): "HOT!!" Reported by Pablo Guzman (NY Daily News).
David Hinckley (NY Daily News): "Robert Ross is one of the most impressive young blues men around."
Rafael Alvarez (Guitar World, Baltimore Sun, HBO's The Wire): "Ross could make 'God Bless America' stand on its head and rock ... an imaginative writer with files of Twilight Zone tales ... soulful, vigorous guitar ... agile cat quick licks …the bluesman wailed, his voice rough and pliant and booming … most wonderful."
Bill Carlton (NY Daily News): "Robert Ross is a fine singer, a snappy lyricist, and an even better blues rock guitarist ... cut from the same cloth as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Johnny Winter … dazzling guitar … Time after time Ross delivers the goods."
Jennifer Shields (Musicians' Exchange): "Okay, pay attention: Robert Ross is the real thing … powerful trio … some of the hottest blues you're likely to hear anywhere … perpetual groove … vital and vibrant … with a mark distinctly his own ... a true showman who turns in a creative and entertaining show. He and his band (Charlie Torres & George Morales) throw themselves head first into their sets, taking risks, challenging each other, pushing the edge and ultimately emerging from the melee triumphant ... inventiveness … Ross' original material is outstanding, filled with truth and humor and an individuality that shines. Imagination, speed, dexterity and flash are all words that have been used before to describe Robert's guitar playing, but … that's only part of the picture. He also displays fine sensitivity, a fact that can sometimes be overlooked in the face of his more spectacular guitar work. Beautiful, ringing tones … expressive notes almost torn from his axe in his own 'White Boy Lost In The Blues' … And you can hear it in the unique, rough edged tones of his fluid voice as well. The Robert Ross Band … it won't be long before the pond they're swimming in becomes much larger. … catch them before some record company realizes just how much they've got to offer."

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