Blowin' Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes
(St. Louis-Style Rhythm & Blues Revue)
Saturday, September 21@Harvelle's/Santa Monica
"The packed club was in good hands, as a diverse audience came together to be inspired and entertained. Band leader Larry "Fuzzy" Knight had a classic, fun, and positive approach, and every pro on the stand was clearly in love with the craft. Blowin Smoke conveys a welcome reminder to all people with a beating heart that putting a horn section in front of a smoking rhythm section, then layering three powerful and charismatic vocalists on top of that - all live and at the same time - is music at its most enriching."
MUSIC CONNECTION, September 2013
(Santa Monica, Calif.)
- Come make it a musical September to remember with the always-rousing Blues, R&B and Soul musical cocktail of Blowin' Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes, who once again return to that iconic blues club by the beach, Harvelles, Saturday, September 21. 1432 S. 4th St., Santa Monica. 9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 21 and over. $10. Info: (310) 395-1676 or www.santamonica.harvelles.com
. Performing with the band that evening is tenor sax great, Joe Sublett - recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as a member of the Phantom Blues Band (the great Taj Mahal's group).
Read the fabulous live review on Blowin' Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes that just ran in the September issue of Music Connection here: http://www.musicconnection.com/CompleteIssuePDFs/MCSept2013.pdf
Music Connection reviewer Tim Reid Jr. goes on to say, "(bandleader Fuzzy) Knight must know a thing or two about putting the right pieces in place to make a show, as he has done in this case. Even with a couple of subs in the horn section, the clear fact is that Knight is going to present true professionals whenever Blowin' Smoke takes the stand. Knight himself is a quality bass player and bluesy singer with an almost grittier Randy Newman kind of sound. The Fabulous Smokettes live up to their name - working the harmonies and each singer knowing how to take the spotlight when it hits. "Fuzzy" Knight reminds all of us in the modern technological era that real people with real instruments and real personalities playing music that hits the gut and forces the knees to bend...it makes one happy to be alive and in the community of other living people."
"Cross Soul Train with American Bandstand and you get a good idea
of what a Blowin' Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue show is like!"
For nearly two decades, Blues/R&B/Soul group Blowin' Smoke has been one of the most in-demand, successful bands on the Southern California live music circuit. Front and center in Blowin' Smoke is its creator, bandleader/bassist/vocalist, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight - whose impressive musical resume' includes a decade-plus stint as bassist for one of the great SoCal bands to emerge from the psychedelic era of the Sixties, Spirit. Knight has also recently launched a new band project, Sky King, featuring some top-name musicians, all the while keeping Blowin' Smoke going strong
Here's Blowin' Smoke Rperforming Aretha Franklin's "Won't Be Long" recently at Harvelle's in Santa Monica.
Blowin' Smoke CDs, Review Show Passes, & Band Interviews On Request.
Beyond The Blues Horizon - CD Review - BMans Blues Report
Larry "Fuzzy" Knight - All Access Magazine - Interview
Music Connection Live Show Review