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JP Soars & the Red Hots!

- US Delray Beach, FL Blues

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Bio: IBC WINNER FOR 2009 JP SOARS AND THE RED HOTS!

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JP Soars & the Red Hots! has a show on 02/15/2014 at 11:00 AM @ Riverwalk Blues an... http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/262532517 #concert

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    Feb 15


    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US | 11:00am

    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Sat Feb 15 11:00am

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    The 24th Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival, presented by Mosher Street Records. February 15th 2014 at The Esplanade Park in beautiful Riverwalk, Downtown Fort Lauderdale

  • 2013

    Aug 2


    Sarasota, FL, US | 8:30pm

    Sarasota, FL, US
    Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:30pm
  • 2013

    Jul 27


    Lake Worth, FL, US | 7:00pm

    Lake Worth, FL, US
    Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:00pm

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    JP Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences. " I love T-bone Walker, Jesse May Hemphill, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Johnny Guitar Watson, Guitar Slim and Louis Jordan. But I also love Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath and Slayer." Soars toured the globe and recorded several records with some of the most extreme metal bands in the world before finding his home in the blues! It is these attributes that are giving Soars an instantaneously recognizable style. One of the most intriguing components in Soars' musical arsenal is his use of a two-string homemade guitar that he and his brother made. ……"It’s basically a plywood box, a stick, two strings and a pickup"…………. By applying a modern approach to a primitive instrument Soars manages to conjure up sounds that usually leave folks in disbelief. In February 2009 Soars and His Band took home top honors in Memphis TN by winning first place in the IBC "International Blues Challenge" as well as the coveted Albert King award for most promising guitarist. That win combined with Soars' intense work ethic, pure passion for the music he plays, a constant desire to improve and a continual strive for "customer satisfaction" has allowed Soars and Company to develop themselves into an in demand international touring band that is growing day by day, week by week and year after year.

  • 2013

    Jun 22


    Fort Smith, AR, US | 11:00am

    Fort Smith, AR, US
    Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:00am

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    We play at 6pm

  • 2013

    May 31


    Lake Worth, FL, US | 7:00pm

    Lake Worth, FL, US
    Fri May 31, 2013 7:00pm

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    Josh Smith was born October 7, 1979 in Middletown, Connecticut. Before he was 1, his family relocated to Florida, eventually settling in Pembroke Pines, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. At age 3, he received his first guitar and at 6, he started taking guitar lessons. Josh had exposure to the blues at an early age. By the age of 12, Josh started playing at established professional blues jams in South Florida, such as Musicians Exchange Café in Fort Lauderdale and Club M in Hollywood. Josh released 4 blues CD's and toured the country fulltime in the years to follow until deciding to move to Los Angeles with his family in 2002 to pursue a sideman career. Within a year of moving to L.A., he was retained by Virgin recording artist Ricky Fante. He played nationally and internationally with Ricky for the next two years. In May 2006, Josh recorded his fifth CD, Deep Roots. A more traditional blues CD, his music was once again well received by Blueswax and Blues Revue magazine. Josh also continued to play with a variety of artists, such as actress Taryn Manning, Universal hip-hop artist Benny Cassette and Tara Ellis, to name a few. In January 2007, Josh was hired by 2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks to be his lead guitarist. They completed two national tours from February-September 2007 with monthly dates and charity events until June 2008 when Taylor started Grease! on Broadway. In July 2008, Josh was hired by Raphael Saadiq to help promote his forthcoming CD, The Way I See It, set to be released on September 16 with a national and international tour to follow. In 2010 Josh released his first all instrumental release “Inception" which is already garnering praise in magazines like Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar. JP Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences. " I love T-bone Walker, Jesse May Hemphill, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Johnny Guitar Watson, Guitar Slim and Louis Jordan. But I also love Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath and Slayer." Soars toured the globe and recorded several records with some of the most extreme metal bands in the world before finding his home in the blues! It is these attributes that are giving Soars an instantaneously recognizable style. One of the most intriguing components in Soars' musical arsenal is his use of a two-string homemade guitar that he and his brother made. ……"Its basically a plywood box, a stick, two strings and a pickup"…………. By applying a modern approach to a primitive instrument Soars manages to conjure up sounds that usually leave folks in disbelief. In February 2009 Soars and His Band took home top honors in Memphis TN by winning first place in the IBC "International Blues Challenge" as well as the coveted Albert King award for most promising guitarist. That win combined with Soars' intense work ethic, pure passion for the music he plays, a constant desire to improve and a continual strive for "customer satisfaction" has allowed Soars and Company to develop themselves into an in demand international touring band that is growing day by day, week by week and year after year.

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  • The Tzar Blues Band (Artist) The Tzar Blues Band
    Simply a great guitar player! Best regards from Slovenia, Europe.
  • The Stone City (Artist) The Stone City
    Great show last night at the Ringside in St. Pete. You are a great guitar player!!!
  • Fonda Cash Music (Artist) Fonda Cash Music
    I LOVE U guys =)
  • JP Soars & the Red Hots! (Artist) JP Soars & the Red H...
    Aug 21 2010 9:30P Downtowner Saloon Fort Lauderdale, FL Aug 22 2010 1:00P Downtowner Saloon Fort Lauderdale, FL Aug 26 2010 9:00P The Quarter Bar G...
  • IMRadio (Fan) IMRadio
    Hi JP Soars, I'm glad that Reverbnation turned IMRadio on to you. www.IMRadio.com
  • Tony Lee King (Artist) Tony Lee King
    AMAZNIG GUITAR YOU HAVE....A KILLER !!!
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