Chris Vandercook Band Brings the Blues to HPR's Atherton Studio, Aug 13
Singer/guitarist Chris Vandercook offers an evening dedicated to illustrating the diversity of American blues styles in HPR's Atherton Studio on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. Vandercook and his band have previously performed for Atherton audiences in a variety of blues styles, from the earthy Chicago blues of Muddy Waters to the sleek modern jazz of Miles Davis. His upcoming concert, featuring his band and the Powerhouse Horns, will include selections from those concerts along with new music created for the occasion. Audiences can expect Chicago blues, “soul jazz," country blues, rhythm and blues, and modern jazz.
Reservations for this blues retrospective may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; plus online service charge. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai?i Public Radio, 738 K?heka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
“Blues is the heartbeat of American music,” Vandercook says, “and you can hear it in the sound of everyone from Willie Nelson to John Coltrane. All of us in the band are looking forward to the opportunity to highlight the ‘best-of-the-best’ from our past shows, plus some new material designed specially for this concert.” Vandercook will be joined by longtime associates Chuck James on drums, Ernie Provencher on bass, and the Powerhouse Horns (trumpeter Ray Williams and saxophonist Paul Stanley), along with some special guests.
About Chris Vandercook
Guitarist and singer Chris Vandercook has been playing blues since the early 70’s, when he lived in the Midwest and performed with Chicago-area bluesmen, including Jimmy Dawkins, Luther Allison, and Leo “Lucky Lopez” Evans. He moved to Hawai?i in 1982 and has led his own bands ever since, performing with Azure McCall, Keahi Conjugacion, Kimberley Bradford, J.P. Smoketrain, and Bobby Thursby, among others. He is the co-host of HPR?s morning talk program “The Conversation” on HPR-2.