Friday - Jan 24 - 6PM
In music, as in all art forms, there are musicians and there are players. Musicians have the talent and passion for their art that distinguishes them among their peers. When you hear these musicians play, you know it’s the real thing.
The Chuck Hall Band creates art in the form of music. The recipe they use is simple: Start with blues that’s so greasy it clogs the arteries in your ears. Stir in generous portions of refined talent and raw passion, add a dash of showmanship sprinkled with a touch of salty humor and cook on high heat until it smokes. Serve steaming hot. The result is a spicy musical feast that satisfies and always leaves you wanting more. The chef, Chuck Hall, was born in Louisiana and raised on the Texas side listening to the likes of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, and Albert King as well as many others. Since moving to the Valley in 1984, he has become a well-known and respected musician. As a 35+ year veteran in the music business Chuck has played with some of the best, opening shows for Albert Collins, B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Willie Dixon, Robert Cray, Gregg Allman, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many others .He recently opened for
Charlie Musselwhite and Robert Cray again!
In addition, he has written over 100 songs and more than half of the band’s playlist is original material. Chuck’s unique talent and uncompromising dedication to his craft have earned him accolades among fans and critics. He won “Best Blues Guitarist” in Arizona two years in a row, and his song “Young Boy” was selected Best Song by Soundboard magazine. He also was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2000. His most recent offerings include a two-disc compilation CD and the ‘Live in Sweden’ disc. The rhythm section of the band, comprised of John Willis on bass and vocals along with Ron James on drums
and vocals, is rock solid and precise and is the perfect complement to Chuck’s raw, in-your-face guitar style.
Both John and Ron are accomplished musicians in their own rights but the mixture of these talents is what makes the music seem larger than life. Let the Chuck Hall Band serve you a helping of a musical Texas-style stew that only they know how to cook. You’ll know it’s the real thing from the first bite!
- Courtesy of ‘Arizona Music Scene