Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday Night at Clifton Opera House
The Ivory Doghouse is a “variety band” in the truest sense of the word. The musical talents of Joe Hochadel (vocal, bass, & saxophone), Lou James (keyboard), John Simon (guitar, bass, & vocals), and Tom Ellis (drums & vocals) combine on stage to create an exciting sound that highlights the amazing versatility of the band. Concert performances feature styles as varied as jazz, blues, country western, and rock & roll, and the band’s repertoire spans every decade of the 20th century through the hits of today.
The concert, Boogying The Blues, pays tribute to both Blues and Boogie-Woogie with traditional blues, blues rock, and boogyin’ country music. Originally a blues piano playing style that later adapted to guitar, Boogie-Woogie was very popular through the mid 20th century. It gradually morphed into Rock & Roll during the 1950s; however, many country songs can also trace their roots to the old boogie-woogie blues from “back in the day.”
Boogying the Blues will feature songs from artists like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lynrd Skynrd, Chuck Berry, Toby Keith, and Delbert McClinton and will showcase both Lou James and John Simon. And, since The Ivory Doghouse likes to perform songs that are special to members of their audience, as always, they will mix a number of requests from the audience into their scheduled program.
Join the Ivory Doghouse for an evening of Boogyin’ the Blues at the Clifton Opera House ! The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. Call 767-2343 or 342-2175 for information. Door donation $7.00. We are air conditioned and handicap accessible.