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An Atomic Rooster New Years Eve Blues Party with Rocket Rached & The Fat City 8
Sounds Like: Roomful of Blues, Downchild Blues Band, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Colin James & the little big Band
Label: Fat City Audiophonic Recordings
Bio: “Rocket Rached and Fat City 8” is a 9 piece band consisting of a kick ass horn section, wicked guitar, keyboard, killer rhythm section and a lead Blues man that brings everyone to the dance floor on the first song. This band is comprised of Juno award winners that have played with some of the be...See Full Bio
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“the only ‘big band’ playing blues in the Ottawa are a. In 2011, they released their second live CD, “Seven Years of Thur sdays recorded over two nights at the Elmdale House Tavern. An earlier live recording from Ottawa Bluesfest is no longer available, though the y promise streaming audio soon. A new studio recording is in the planni ng stages, along with an ambitious tour. The band features a horn section, typically with at least four members (and often more) – the current lineup includes Rick Rang no on trumpet, Sandy Gordon on alto saxophone, Frank Scanga on harmonica and baritone saxophone and Terry Owen on tenor saxophone. The Ro cket himself usually brings out his tuba and/or trombone to up the horn quotient. Steve Ridgley is in charge of keys – piano and organ – and veteran b assman George Pendergast teams up with the newest Fat City recruit, Steve Lu nd on drums in the rhythm section. Personnel change”