THE BIG BLUES BASH II
FROM PARIS! BIG DEZ with SAX GORDON
House band The Wicked Lo-Down!!
The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
If you are from Paris, France or anywhere in the EU for that matter, you KNOW of Big Dez...if you are an aficionado of blistering blues guitar, you know of Big Dez. Read Vintage Guitar, Blues Review, Living Blues or the dozens of publications that that have described his playing as "blistering", "incendiary", "masterful"... and you will find out Phil Fernandez is a legend of blues guitar throughout the world. Or you can come to The Fallout Shelter and see for yourself!!
And then there's 'Sax' Gordon. No other performer on the scene today brings to life and pushes forward the great tradition of Rockin' American Saxophone like Sax Gordon.
From an early start in garage bands, church groups, jazz combos and big bands in northern California, Gordon graduated to work and record with Bay-Area Blues giant Johnny Heartsman. After relocating to the Eastcoast, a regular gig with Little Joe Cook & the Thrillers was followed by five years of touring and recording with Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson which established Gordon on the international scene. With Luther's encouragement, Gordon continued to develop his signature style - wild and exciting sax inspired by Blues, Soul, Jazz, and Rock & Roll.
Gordon has recorded and toured internationally with Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Junior Watson, and Toni Lynn Washington as well as with the Duke Robillard Band with whom he also backed Blues and Swing greats Jimmy Witherspoon and Jay McShann on tours and recordings. Gordon has also toured internationally with Roomful of Blues, John Hammond, Sherman Robertson, and Soul legend Solomon Burke, while at home he has worked with a who's who of American Blues and Soul music greats including Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Little Milton, Ben E. King, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), Johnny Johnson, Howard Tate, Martha Reeves, Mighty Sam McClain, Johnny Copeland, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds among others.
Gordon has filled the classic R&B sax role as a featured soloist on albums by legends such as Champion Jack Dupree, Rosco Gordon, Jimmy McGriff, Pinetop Perkins, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy "T99" Nelson, and Charles Brown while modern masters have also benefited from his unique sound - as heard on CDs by Kim Wilson, Bryan Lee, Paul Oscher, Jerry Portnoy, Watermelon Slim, Ron Levy, and David Maxwell. Now Gordon's unmistakable solos can be heard the albums of a new generation of American rockin' roots performers including Nick Moss, Diunna Greenleaf, Doug Deming, Tia Carroll, JPSoars, Lindsay Beaver, and top international artists like Igor Prado, Kai Strauss, Jimmy Reiter, Big Dez, Raphael Wressnig, and Luca Giordano.
And last but not least...The Wicked Lo-Down!!The house band will once again be Nick David's incredible band The Wicked Lo-Down. This will be a night of blues that you will never forget!! To amass this much legendary talent on the stage is worthy of a huge outdoor festival...you can get it in the coolest room in New England...up close, in the middle of the action!!
The Fallout Shelter is an all ages performance venue welcoming worldwide, world class music in an intimate setting. Our studio audience attends to watch the creation and production of the music television series The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter events are immersive experiences for both audience and performers alike...a live music experience like no other. We have a wide selection of beer and wine for your adult beverage pleasures and each show comes with a free commemorative event poster. Our doors open at 6PM. Seating is General Admission. We recommend you arrive at the time the doors open.