Sunday, December 8, 2019

Toronzo Cannon and The Chicago Way, Albert Castiglia Band, Bridget Kelly Band & Patti Parks Band - Big Blues Birthday Bash in Gainesville FL Sunday Dec 8, 2019!

Post-event additions:
191208 Patti Parks Band at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash 
191208 Toronzo Cannon at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash
191208 Albert Castiglia Band at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash 
191208 Bridget Kelly Band at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash
191208 Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson at Tim Fik's 2019 Birthday Blues Bash 

Guitars and Blues

Last Big Blues Party
of 2019!

The North Central Florida Blues Society is throwing a birthday party for Bridget Kelly Band guitarist Tim Fik, and it will be a Blues guitar showcase including Chicago’s Toronzo Cannon, Ft. Lauderdale’s Albert Castiglia, and Gainesville’s Tim Fik, along with soulful Buffalo singer Patti Parks. and Chicago Bluesman Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson

Chicago Bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired Blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own Blues trail. Cannon has burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying Bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans.

“It’s not about the solos,” Cannon says, “It’s about the songs. People get used to everyday life, so it’s easy to miss the things around them. I write about those things. I know the problems of Chicago, the hardship, ’cause we’re always a scapegoat. But I choose to love and respect the city because of the Chicago Blues giants that came here from down south. I’m proud to be standing on the shoulders of every great Chicago Blues musician who came before me.”

Albert Castiglia has developed into one of the more exciting talents to emerge on the Blues scene in a while. A guitar player full of fire, but also showing a considerable songwriting gift, Albert has gained the respect of hardcore Blues addicts and younger Blues-rockers alike.

Born in New York City and raised in Miami, Albert learned a lot by playing with Blues legend Junior Wells, and he continues to grow as a player and performer. Never content to allow himself to be confined to any particular category, he embarked on a solo career that’s yielded eight critically acclaimed album and constant kudos for his exceptional instrumental prowess, his searing vocals, and live performances that have dazzled audiences from coast to coast. It’s little wonder that Miami’s New Times lauded him as South Florida’s “Best Blues Guitarist” or that USA Today was inspired to remark “It’s a revelation to discover the thrilling retro-electric Blues from this astonishing young guitarist.”

“I think Blues is a wide-open net,” Castiglia said. “There are a lot of different ways to do it…I’ve taken a lot of heat for what I do. Some people think I’m too edgy to be considered a Blues artist. On the other hand, I don’t think that people like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf would have wanted me copying them and redoing their stuff. There’s no point in doing that. They would want me to do my own stuff.”

Patti Parks has a reputation as being a riveting live performer who has earned her acclaim as the Best Female Blues Vocalist, awarded by Night Life Magazine Blues Music Awards. She is a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and has participated in the International Blues Challenge and the National Women in The Blues showcase. She is most known for her Blues Music Therapy program that Parks, a nurse, has created in order to give back to her fans and community. The program uses the Blues genre as a vehicle of expression for those struggling with drug dependency or who otherwise are at risk.

The Bridget Kelly Band, a two-time semifinalist at the International Blues Challenge, is inspired by classic & electric Blues. The Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the Blues-rock genre with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature sound that combines female urban Blues with dynamic riff-driven Blues, all held together by a rugged rhythm section. Fik has gained renown for his powerful guitar sound and fiery fretwork and he has even been called a “magician of the instrument” and a “pinnacle of artistry” in recent reviews, and praised for his tasteful tone, fluidity, and expressiveness.

General Admission is $20.  NCFBS members get in for $10!

Sunday, December 8, 2019 ~ 5:30-10:30pm 
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601 (352)872-5949


December 14: 
Roy Book Binder
w/ Paco

is a non-profit organization dedicated 
to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing
and promotion of Blues Music. The 
Society also hosts monthly electric 
and acoustic jams. See WEBSITE for 
more information. 

This program/event is funded in part by a

Funded in part by

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Vanessa Collier
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Bridget Kelly Band
George Worthmore
Jason Ricci
Shane Dwight
Damon Fowler
Tennessee Redemption
Liz Mandeville & The Blue Points
Birthday Blues Bash w/ Toronzo Canon, Patti Parks, Albert Castiglia

Birthday Blues Bash w/ Anthony Gomes, Danielle Nicole & Bridget Kelly Band
BLUEZAPALOOZA: Ghost Town Blues Band & Betty Fox Band & Bridget Kelly Band
Lauren Mitchell
Rev Shawn Amos
21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Doug MacLeod

Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Ricci
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Albert Castiglia
 Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug MacCleod
Matt Schofield

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Long Tall Deb Feat. Colin John
Jeff Jensen
Samantha Fish
Terry Hanck
Zora Young
Tinsley Ellis

Tas Cru
Selwyn Birchwood
Janiva Magness
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
Joe Moss Band 

Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

Tommy Castro
Mike Zito
Watermelon Slim
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Ana Popovic

Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim
Jimmy Thackery
Lurrie Bell
Mighty Lester
Tab Benoit

Chris Cain
Sean Costello
Sauce Boss
Bryan Lee
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

Eddie Kirkland
Gary Primich
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
Debbie Davies

Delta Moon
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

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