Roomful of Blues

Roomful of Blues

The Porkroll Project

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington

$25.00

This event is all ages

All sales are final. Ticket prices do not include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.
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Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues
"Brawny shuffles, swinging horns, searing guitar, passionate vocals and balls-to-the-wall enthusiasm" –LIVING BLUES

"Swingin’ jump blues and R&B...high-voltage yet classy" –USA TODAY

For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has been delivering its signature blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and R&B to euphoric audiences all over the world. Blues Revue says, “Roomful of Blues is a sheer joy...contagious, finger-popping, head-bopping grooves...the horns blast loud and proud...explosive and electrifying.” The band has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll has selected them as Best Blues Band. With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.” Billboard simply says, “Roomful is so tight and so right.”

To commemorate and celebrate their 45th anniversary, the band hosted a three-day party in March of 2013 at one of their favorite haunts, The Ocean Mist, in Matunuck, Rhode Island. The band blew the doors off the packed club, playing to roaring ovations each night. Happily, the proceedings were recorded and the resulting album, 45 Live, is among Roomful of Blues’ crowning achievements. The album is a lightning-in-a-bottle blowout, showcasing the larger-than-life vocal and instrumental power of the band.

With 45 Live, Roomful of Blues has fully captured the frenetic energy and musical power of their live show. The band will hit the road hard once again, so people can see and hear for themselves why The Chicago Sun-Times said, “This is a band on top of its game, sliding easily from big-band jazz-blues to guitar-drenched urban blues...let the party begin.”
The Porkroll Project
The Porkroll Project
The Porkroll Project has a collective experience that runs deep and wide, having played together in various other projects for over ten years. They've shared the stage with such notables as Bo Diddley, Los Lobos, Mem Shannon, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Bobby Radcliffe, Albert Castiglia, John Primer, and Billy Branch, just to name a few. They are well seasoned veterans of such events as the Philadelphia Jam on the River, the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and the Wilmington Riverfront Blues Festival.

According to one well known reviewer, "Unless it's in a coma, it is impossible for a body to not respond." That's the blues-Porkroll Style!

When you're looking for a little spice for your party, some hot sauce to bring your club to life, or some high energy stew to make your event a memorable one, the secret ingredient is The Porkroll Project.

If you and your crew are craving some hard rocking, foot stomping, hip shaking, earth quaking entertainment, then give an ear to a heaping helping of The Porkroll Project. It's just the right thing to do, and a tasty way to do it.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/