Alvin Youngblood Hart

Friday 19 August 2011
8:00pm - 11:59pm

Location: Meeniyan Town Hall | Category: Music

Seating only 260 people at candle lit tables, BYO.

Tickets

Adults $45
Concession/Members $40 (includes all booking fees)

Email: [email protected]
Outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery – Fish Creek, Main Street Revelations – Foster, Bair Music – Leongatha

The Cosmic American Love Child Of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray!!! Known as a “musicians musician”, his praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Since his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic Big Mamas Door, Alvin Youngblood Hart has carried his musical message the world over. A devout follower of the no barriers approach laid by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late great Doug Sahm, Alvin continues to defy the so- called purists. After receiving the 1997 W.C Handy Award for Best New Artist, as well as 2 Living Blues Awards, Harts 1998 release, Territory, a rousing tribute to all forms of American music, received the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll Award for Best Blues Album (and it wasnt even a Blues album). In the summer of 99 Hart teamed up with producer Jim Dickinson to begin recording Start With The Soul. This record would be hailed as a new breed Southern Rock classic & Alvins return to the “sacred garage”. Start With The Soul was chosen in the New York Times top 10 releases of 2000 as well as the BBCs Blues record of the year. Hart also shared Living Blues Magazines best guitarist honors with fellow road dog Big Jack Johnson in 2001. 2003 was a busy year, not only was there a Grammy nomination, Hart also toured the world as a member of Job Cain, a hard rocking side project he put together with Cry Of Love/Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed. In August of 03 Alvin was invited to fill in for Taj Mahal for five nights in Tokyo as a member of Kip Hanrahans Conjure, the worlds longest running jazz poetry ensemble. Assembled to lend musical support to the words of Bay Area poet Ishmael Reed, Conjure featured the talents of tenor sax giant David Murray and also Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli. Alvin is still a member of the revolving cast and recorded with them on the Bad Mouth CD. In 2004 Mr. Hart received a Grammy for his contribution to Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster. In the Summer of 2005 Hart released the self produced Motivational Speaker, a rock guitar free for all paying homage to fallen & missing rockers like Phil Lynott and Sly Stone. In 2006 Hart took some time out to work on the soundtrack to the Craig Brewer film Black Snake Moan by serving as a guitar tutor to star Samuel L. Jackson and recording a duet with the film’s female lead Christina Ricci. In the fall of that year Hart joined Austin dynamo Ruthie Foster and rock n roll legend Bo Diddley for a 2 month coast to coast US tour. Alvin has also thrown his talent into the educational arena. In April 2007 he participated on a tour of Mississippi high schools as a member of the Thelonius Monk Institute Of Jazz. The summer of 2007 saw Alvin hit the big screen as a juke joint musician in the Denzel Washington directed film, The Great Debators Hart, is named by friend Luther Dickinson as “an original North Mississippi Allstar” and the two have recently joined forces with ol pal Jimbo Mathus to form The South Memphis String Band. The 3 of them have recorded and toured supporting their acoustic album Home Sweet Homeand have been recently been in the studio working as their electric alter-ego, Loose Shoes. Hart continues to tour the globe as a solo artist and with his Mighty Muscle Theory band.

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