KNON's 9th Annual Ft Worth Blues Festival

KNON's 9th Annual Ft Worth Blues Festival

KNON's 9th Annual Ft Worth Blues Festival

Larry Lampkin, Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javalinas, Chris Watson Band, James Hinkle, Tone Sommer, Paul Byrd Band, Jackie Don Loe, Guthrie Kennard, Jack Barskdale, Andrea Dawson, Dylan Bishop, Jack Barksdale, Janky, Robert Johnson Soul

Sunday · April 29th

Doors: 11:59 am / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

$20.00 - $25.00

The Stratoblasters
The Stratoblasters
In September of 1986, the Stratoblasters performed their very first set at Redux in Dallas, Texas. It should be mentioned that as the namesake goes, this was not absolutely correct. Bugs Henderson had actually coined the moniker by naming his band Bugs Henderson and the Stratoblasters some time previously. After guitarists Jimmy Wallace and Mike (Junior Clark) left, he renamed the group Bugs Henderson and The Shuffle Kings, the very name they are internationally known by today. Bugs, very graciously, consented to allow Jimmy and company to retain the Stratoblasters name as they would be carrying on the tradition of the three guitar entity.

Well then back to the ultimate question. Who would care? On September 6th , 1986 the new Stratoblasters played to a small audience of friends and family. For the band members it was simply electrifying. The audience was small but contagiously receptive. Through that September and October the band played at Redux sharing with Bugs his bass player Bobby Chitwood and drummer, Mike Gage.

The group had an absolute blast (no pun intended) being allowed to perform on stage in the very manner that they had dreamed of for so long. Working for the door on a weeknight, they consistently made enough nightly proceeds to cover the cost of Mexican food for all, at the close-by Guadalajara restaurant after the gig.

Then a puzzling thing happened. The fun and excitement that each and every band member felt, each and every song - leapt off the stage and permeated the audience thus beginning a reciprocal relationship that honestly exists to this very day.

Through the years a small fellowship of Stratoblaster members have evolved fulfilling the needs of the band, as other members must take their temporary leave. Very soon Bugs became more internationally recognized and the travel requirements of Bobby Chitwood and Mike Gage would not allow them to participate. Again, history came to the rescue. Admired drummer and old friend Mike Arnold had actually been the manager of Redux in Dallas (hiring the band for their first gig) and naturally moved into the position of percussionist for the band. Randy Cates, an accomplished bass player and old friend, came on-board to aptly complete the Stratoblaster rhythm section. Mike (Junior) Clark, an original member of the Bugs Henderson band, replaced Jerry Don Branch in 1990. Joe Lee, Shawn Ferris and James Anderson all played with the band and made their very special contributions. Many of the members of this finite fellowship eventually left the band at certain points through the years, only to return - as the band's needs and their own needs again fell into sync. The natural artistic evolution continued.

On June 8th, 1993, the Stratoblasters made this, their second recording. As before, the album was recorded live - as it was felt by all that this was the only way to begin to capture the energy and excitement of the band. The recording was made at Fatso's in Arlington, Texas, a popular nightclub and one of the band's favorite spots. It was a night to remember. Enjoy!
Larry Lampkin
Larry Lampkin
Larry Lampkin is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. He is a passionate and unique songwriter who writes about everyday life experiences and performs from the soul. He is greatly influenced by the Delta, Chicago and Texas blues from which he has crafted his own soulful, funky rock blues style. He has released two CDs titled “When I Get Home” and “The Blues Is Real.” Both CDs received immense air play and positive reviews from prestigious international and national media. There is no doubt that Larry Lampkin is committed to delivering the ultimate experience to the fans of blues music with his latest release "Keep Doing What You Do."
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javalinas
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javalinas
While in college a friend lent him a Stevie Ray Vaughan record. “At first the music really didn’t hit me. It took a while, but once it did, I couldn’t get enough of it.” From Stevie, Boyack went on to other bluesmen, most notably Vaughan’s older brother Jimmie from the Fabulous Thunderbirds. “Through his music I learned about tone and restraint, I learned about listening and playing with other people. From Jimmie I also started digging deeper and discovering people like Magic Sam, Jimmy Reed, all that swamp pop and Little Walter.”
In 1991 Pat moved to Dallas, Texas, where he started going to the many blues jams that are almost a nightly event, playing with – among others – Sam Myers. “It was a real learning experience. Sam would tell you underno uncertain terms that you were messing up or not playing it right, and usually it was over the mic so everyone can hear. Add on to that guys like Mike Morgan, Jim Suhler, Hash Brown, and Johnny Moeller who are just incredible guitar players……you either got with the program or got a job flippin’ burgers.”

Three years later Boyack was in Memphis, Tennessee, recording his first of three CDs for the Bullseye Blues/Rounder, Breaking In, On the Prowl, and Super Blue and Funky.Those three critically acclaimed recordings introduced him to the national and international blues scenes.

In 1998 Pat took a break from touring and recording. “I got burned out really. I needed a break so I quit and had a beautiful daughter.” His stay at home didn’t last long, however. Austin’s Marcia Ball called him to join her band in January of 2000. As her guitar player for 6 ½ years, Pat contributed to three CDs, Presumed Innocent, So Many Rivers, and Live! Down the Road. All received Grammy nominations; Presumed Innocent received “Album of the Year” at the 2002 W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Alongside Ms. Ball, Pat also appeared in the music documentaries Falsifyin’ and New Orleans: Music In Exile.

In 2004, while continuing to tour with the Marcia Ball Band, Boyack released his fourth CD, Voices From the Street,on the Doc Blues label, which included contributions from Ms. Ball herself, Ruthie Foster, Sweet Pea Atkinson and Larry Fulcher.
After leaving the Marcia Ball Band in 2006, Pat went on to tour with another Grammy nominated blues artist, Ruthie Foster, for two years.

Some of the highlights of Pat’s career include his contributions to recordings by Austin’s W.C. Clark and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s writing partner Doyle Bramhall Sr. “Working with W.C. was incredible, and working with Doyle was……well, he was….is my hero. I couldn’t believe I was rolling tape with him.”

His songs have also been featured in movies and television shows including Sex and the City, and can be heard on XM Satellite Radio.Two of Pat’s CDs are available at the iTunes store and all four are on Amazon.com.

Since 2009 Pat has stayed close to DFW, working with local artists like Aaron Burton (he produced Burton’s 2011 CD, Raising Sun), and Andrea Dawson as well as his current band – Pat Boyack and Those Pesky Javelinas. “I’ve got a great band, Drew Allain (bass) and Kevin Schermerhorn (drums) have been myfriends going on two decades now. We get together, play some blues, funk, rock…..whatever we feel like, and we do it with a groove. It’s never boring. Meters, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, …..as long as it gets your butt shakin’!”
Chris Watson Band
Chris Watson Band
James Hinkle
James Hinkle
Paul Byrd Band
Paul Byrd Band
The Paul Byrd Band brings their original, eclectic mix of Rock, Blues, and Soul to the masses. The infectious rhythms and soothing vocals are what sets this band apart from the rest making them an act not to be missed.
Jackie Don Loe
Jackie Don Loe
Guthrie Kennard
Guthrie Kennard
Andrea Dawson
Andrea Dawson
Dylan Bishop
Dylan Bishop
Dylan Bishop is a DFW based blues singer and guitar player, who thrills audiences with his authentic and well groomed style of playing.  He draws his inspiration from blues greats such as Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Mercy Baby, Frankie Lee Sims, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and many others. Dylan plays all around Texas, and always leaves crowds wanting more. His love for American roots music speaks for itself when you hear him play!
Janky
From Yokohama city, Japan.
Venue Information:
Lola's Saloon
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
https://www.facebook.com/LolasFW/