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Blues Fusion: Todd Tijerina Trio at The Savoy

August, 2010 at ABQ Museum Amphitheater. Photo: Melissa LeaThe Todd Tijerina Trio is at The Savoy. For 15 years singer /songwriter /guitarist Todd Tijerina has played his unique blend of blues, funk, roots-rock and jazz. In addtion to frequent tours of the US with his band, Todd has worked as guitarist for Chicago-based artists such as revered bluesman, Byther Smith, the legendary Harmonica Hinds, and BB's daughter, Shirley King. Currently based in Albuquerque, though originally from Chicago, the band is a former winner of Chicagoland's Rory's Blues Talent Competition (1999). This victory funded recording expenses for the group's 2000 release, The Lowdown. Since then Tijerina has released three more albums, Welcome Home in 2004, Now in 2006, and Walk This Road in 2009 which have enjoyed radio play in the US, Australia and Europe.

Todd's unique sound is a result of his own take on songwriting with an emphasis on maintaining potent hooks, personal identity and grooves that cross genre lines. This approach helps explain his musical contribution's relevancy to blues as an evolving art form. Providing the backbone and punch in TTB's grooves on bass/background vocals and drums/background vocals are Dave Aubol and Jim Magnarella, both of whom have toured nationally and recorded with various blues, funk, latin, rock and jazz ensembles.

Abundant and beautiful California Wine Country in the Northeast Heights. Welcome to “Savoy”! A sun-filled, unpretentious but sophisticated, wine-friendly restaurant. or call (505)[masked]

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