HowellDevine HOWL CD release & Liquid Light/Cinema show by George Holden w/ Pete Madsen and Celeste Kopel
Pete Madsen and Celeste Kopel, George Holden
Wednesday, November 29th
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmFreight & Salvage
$16 ADV / $20 DOOR (plus fees)
All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.https://www.thefreight.org/event/1551825/
HowellDevine, became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.
Pete Madsen and Celeste Kopel
Pete Madsen and Celeste Kopel will be bringing you the finest acoustic blues from the likes of Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Big Bill Broonzy and Sam Cooke. Pete Madsen is an acoustic blues, ragtime and slide guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area who blends Kottke-esque virtuosity with thoughtful writing skills to produce wonderful guitar excursions. Celeste is a Berkeley-bred blues and rock musician whose soulful vocals draw comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin. They will be joined on stage tonight by bassist extraordinaire Chuck Ervin. Come get your fill.