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Roy Gaines and his Orchestra Tuxedo Blues

Roy Gaines and his Orchestra Tuxedo Blues

Blues / Jazz / Tuxedo Blues Los Angeles, CA  US
She Came on Time
She Came on Time
Go on Forget it
Go on Forget it
Send for Me
Send for Me
Black Gal
Black Gal
Lucille Work for Me
Lucille Work for Me

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Too Many Miles Between Us - Roy Gaines and his Orchestra Tuxedo Blues

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  • Sat

    May 23

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    Raised in Houston, Texas, Roy Gaines displayed an ability for music early on. His mother encouraged music in the house and purchased a piano when Roy was a child. "I played piano from ages six until about fourteen," recalls Roy. "I switched to guitar after I saw how my brother Grady, who plays saxophone, would get all the girls by walking around the club while playing. I said, 'Boy, I want some of those girls!' and made the switch to guitar." At the age of 16, Gaines headed to California where he found himself thrust into the world of late night bars and touring with Roy "Pops" Milton. He also toured and recorded with blues greats like Chuck Willis and Ray Charles and did session work for Bobby "Blue" Bland and Junior Parker. Roy's no stranger to the Hollywood scene either, lending his talents to the motion pictures "How Many Roads" and "The Color Purple." In 1996 Gaines released the recording Lucille Works for Me. That release combined with Bluesman for Life (1998) gave Roy the long overdue recognition he deserved. He spent most of 1999 touring the festival circuit. Gaines received a W.C. Handy award and Living Blues "Comeback Artist of the Year" award in 1999. Roy's New Frontier Lover album showcases versatility as guitarist, singer and songwriter and treats listeners to a variety of originals penned by Gaines over the past few decades.

  • 2014

    Jan 25

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    Raised in Houston, Texas, Roy Gaines displayed an ability for music early on. His mother encouraged music in the house and purchased a piano when Roy was a child. "I played piano from ages six until about fourteen," recalls Roy. "I switched to guitar after I saw how my brother Grady, who plays saxophone, would get all the girls by walking around the club while playing. I said, 'Boy, I want some of those girls!' and made the switch to guitar." At the age of 16, Gaines headed to California where he found himself thrust into the world of late night bars and touring with Roy "Pops" Milton. He also toured and recorded with blues greats like Chuck Willis and Ray Charles and did session work for Bobby "Blue" Bland and Junior Parker. Roy's no stranger to the Hollywood scene either, lending his talents to the motion pictures "How Many Roads" and "The Color Purple." In 1996 Gaines released the recording Lucille Works for Me. That release combined with Bluesman for Life (1998) gave Roy the long overdue recognition he deserved. He spent most of 1999 touring the festival circuit. Gaines received a W.C. Handy award and Living Blues "Comeback Artist of the Year" award in 1999. Roy's New Frontier Lover album showcases versatility as guitarist, singer and songwriter and treats listeners to a variety of originals penned by Gaines over the past few decades.

  • 2013

    Jun 6

    West Hollywood, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Roy will be performing at 10:45 pm. For tickets, call 213-675-2465 For House of Blues info, call 323-848-5100.

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Sounds Like: Count Basie, Joe Williams, Nat King Cole, BB King, T-Bone Walker

Label: Black Gold Records

Manager: Black Gold Records

Bio: Raised in Houston, Texas, Roy Gaines displayed an ability for music early on. His mother encouraged music in the house and purchased a piano when Roy was a child. "I played piano from ages six until about fourteen," recalls Roy. "I switched to guitar after I saw how my brother Grady, who plays sa...See Full Bio

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