TAD ROBINSON & ALEX SCHULTZ! SUPERB BLUES LIVE AT OLD TOWN BLUES CLUB!
Wed Aug 02 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Old Town Blues Club | Temecula, CA
About this Event
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM
21 n OVER ONLY
FOOD FOR SALE UNTIL 8PM
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK PERMITTED.
NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED. SEATING IS ALL FIRST COME FIRST SERVE AND THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT GROUPS WILL SIT TOGETHER.
TAD HEADLINED THE TEMECULA BLUES FESTIVAL IN APRIL OF 2018 AND IS NOW BACK TO GRACE OUR STAGE AND SOUND SYSTEM WITH NON OTHER THAN ALEX SCHULTZ!
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HAVE THIS TOP NAME ACT IN OR INTIMATE VENUE AT OTBC!
PLEASE READ ON.
TAD ROBINSON“When Tad Robinson dies, he s going to soul heaven…a place reserved for a very few people.” –Otis Clay“Robinson places near the top of the list of the finest living singers of soul blues. –DownbeatMagazine“Robinson sings with a range and smoothness of delivery that are exquisitely evocative.” –MojoMagazine“Robinson’s lyrics go for the soul, and his old-school balladry is lovely and lush…a soulfulnessplucked out of the anywhere airwaves of decades past.” – Living Blues MagazineSevern Records recording artist, Tad Robinson, is one of the leading voices of modernsoul-blues music. From his NYC roots and his Indiana and Chicago musical upbringing, Tad hascaught the attention of the scene with his 10 Blues Music Award nominations (the Grammys ofblues music) and his recordings for the Severn label as well as his earlier work on DelmarkRecords. He tours widely in the U.S. and has played in over 20 countries worldwide withperformances at some of the most important international blues festivals. With harmonicachops inspired by Sonny Boy Williamson and Junior Parker and a vocal style inspired by OtisRedding, Syl Johnson, Al Green, and Teddy Pendergrass, Tad ranks as one of the most uniqueand talented members of the international blues and soul communities.After being recruited by guitarist Dave Specter to join his Chicago band in the 1990s andrecord the studio album, Blueplicity as well as a “live-in-Europe” release, Tad has gone on tocollaborate with some of the highest profile musicians in the genre. In 2004, Robinson wassigned to a record deal with Maryland-based soul/blues focussed, Severn Records, a turningpoint in his career which moved him further into the blues spotlight. His last five album releasesfor Severn have featured backing by the great Severn house band of Steve Gomes, Robb Stupka,Kevin Anker and Benjie Porecki, and horn and string arrangements by the legendaryproducer-arranger Willie Henderson.The Severn output has also included guest appearances by A-list roots musicians includingthe Memphis Horns, Otis Clay, Anson Funderburgh, Johnny Moeller, Alex Schultz, Devin B.Thompson, and the Hi Rhythm Section.
Alex was born in new york city in 1954, and at a young age became
immersed in the city’s legacy of jazz. Studied with guitarist George Barnes and at Berklee College of Music in boston. Early exposure to BB King, James Cotton and the Butterfield Blues Band planted seeds of a lifelong love of blues music.
Schultz moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and established himself as both a bass player and guitarist on the roots music scene, working for two and a half years with rock and roll/rhythm and blues pioneer Hank Ballard. This provided some early road experience, including playing Antone’s in Austin, Texas in 1986 and sharing stages with Jerry Lee Lewis, Albert Collins and many other greats.
Beginning 1986 worked with L.A. harmonica master William Clarke: recorded the W.C. Handy award winning album “Blowing Like Hell”, played and recorded with Smokey Wilson, and made appearances on all 4 of Clarke’s releases on chicago’s Alligator label.
This period saw gigs with a who’s-who of the los angeles roots music scene, including Coco Montoya, Debbie Davies, Finis Tasby, Steve Samuels, Rob Rio, and countless others.
In 1988 began a seven year, five record association with Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, touring Australia, Japan, Europe and Scandinavia. Recordings included two albums on the Black Top label and “Live at BB King’s” recorded in Memphis. During this time the Flyers backed Jimmy Rogers, Lowell Fulsom, Louis Myers, Pine Top Perkins, James Cotton, Robert Ward, Earl King, Snooks Eaglin, Albert Collins, Larry Davis, etc. and supported the likes of Albert King, BB King, Al Green, Robert Cray, Dr. John, The Neville Bros., The Allman Bros. and more. Schultz left the group in ‘95 to pursue other projects as a free agent.
The first of these was a three year collaboration with blues rebel Lester Butler (ex- ‘Red Devils’ harmonica and vocals ) which resulted in the HighTone album “13 Featuring Lester Butler” and 4 european tours.
At the same time, Schultz appeared on two Delmark releases with old new york friend Tad Robinson, a collaboration that continues to the present day: co-producing and playing on Tad’s 2005 Handy nominated “Did You Ever Wonder” on the Severn label, numerous festival appearances in the U.S. and Europe, and playing on Tad’s upcoming (2007) release “A New Point Of View”.
A wide variety of freelance work has resulted in many recordings and tours, with artists including Italian harmonica player Egidio ‘Juke’ Ingala, Washington DC jump blues masters Big Joe & the Dynaflows, nu-swing band Royal Crown Revue, ‘Sax’ Gordon, Sugar Ray Norcia, Jimmy Morello, keyboardist Benjie Porecki, Kirk ‘Eli’ Fletcher, Mickey Champion, Frank ‘Paris Slim’ Goldwasser, Germany’s BB & the Blues Shacks, Italian guitarist Enrico Crivellaro and Austria’s Raphael Wressnig.
Finally, in october 2004, after playing on over 40 discs, Schultz’s first solo CD, “Think About It”, was released on the Severn label, bringing it all back home.
Where is it happening?Old Town Blues Club, 28636 Old Town Front St, # 102, Temecula, United States
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
USD 10.00 to USD 25.00