Rick Smith, Trailer Park Romeos in Atherton 12/15

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RICK SMITH AND THE TRAILER PARK ROMEOS IN ATHERTON ON SAT., DEC. 15TH

       On Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Rick Smith and the Trailer Park Romeos will present a concert in HPR’s Atherton Studio. They are a blues band that specializes in the stripped down Chicago Blues of the 50s. The ensemble includes: Rick Smith on slide and regular guitar and vocals; Corey Funai on harmonicas and vocals; Ian Chames on stand up electric bass; Michael Sommers on drums; and Sean Harrison on acoustic and electric guitar. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. For reservations, call 955-8821 during business hours.
       Along with being a blues musician, Rick Smith is also a recording engineer and producer with many international and local recordings to his credit. He grew up in Charleston, S.C., has lived in Los Angeles, and worked at the Record Plant recording studios with artist such as Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, George Harrison, and Tom Waits prior to coming to Honolulu. He was the original founding member of Slim Mango and still drops into big waves with his body board on the North Shore. He is the proud father of Savannah Banana, the singing Labrador.
          Corey Funai, a blues harmonica and vocal virtuoso, was the original founding member of Bluzilla. His musical exposure began with his father, veteran jazz guitarist Jimmy Funai.
          Ian Chames is bass player for The Chames Gang, and a session player on many local CDs. He has played with The Flat Five, Slim Mango, The Strangers, Rocket Science and many more.
  
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