1525 4th Street, Sarasota, Fl
Delta Swamp Rat frontman Steve Arvey along with jazz/blues piano player Bill Buchman, Michael Dempsey on bass and Rick Andre on drums will be performing on the stage of the Blue Rooster.
Guitarist Steve Arvey began in Chicago on Maxwell Street in the 70's performing, recording and working with many legendary blues musicians including Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers, Big Smokey Smothers, Homesick James, Andrew Brown, Lefty Dizz, Big Moose Walker, BB "Big Voice" Odum, Big Jack Johnson, Sam Carr and Junior Wells. Steve has travelled the world performing at blues festivals and has 15 CDs to his credit.
Jazz / bluesPianist Bill Buchman played with the Mojos at Cornell in the 60 s and became friends with Memphis Slim in the 80 s. A keen student of the blues who has studied many years with jazz masters Jaki Byard and Ran Blake. He also holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed around the US and Europe with jazz greats such as Papa Jo Jones (of Count Basie fame), Red Callender, Alan Dawson, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis.
This will be an evening of great music, anecdotes and stories…down home blues way down yonder in Sarasota with a group of exceptional performers!
For those of you who are not familiar with the Blue Rooster in Sarasota, it has become a local hot spot to hear live music, mainly blues and rock, almost every night. But the kitchen is rocking, too. Blue Rooster has created an updated version of old-time Southern juke joints.
The Blue Rooster takes pride in treating their guests with authentic Southern Hospitality! So stop by the Rooster and order up some classic southern scratch while listening to some of the best original live music in the bay area. The concrete floors are polished, the barn wood has been brushed off, the bar is inviting and the fried chicken is killer.