Robert Cray and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Blues and Big Band Music Live at Montalvo's Garden Theatre
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The last date listed for Robert Cray and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was Saturday September 11, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Tere
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Montalvo is lovely and comfortable - first time there and was delighted with the venue, and especially their slick shuttle service to and from the free parking lot. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy were their usual wonderful show, as always fun and toe-tappingly joyful. Cray didn't really impress me, but I've never thought he was all that so nothing new there (was certainly hoping he'd be better live, though). Lovely night for a show at a lovely venue, however!
Quotes & Highlights
Robert Cray’s This Time – the first studio album on singer-songwriter-guitarist Cray’s own imprint Nozzle Records, distributed by Vanguard Records – arrives at a vital juncture in the musician’s career, marked by creative renewal….
“Blues is one of the foundations of our music, but it’s not all that we play,” Cray says. “When I first started playing guitar, I wanted to be George Harrison – that is, until I heard Jimi Hendrix. After that, I wanted to be Albert Collins and Buddy Guy and B.B. King. And then there are singers like O.V. Wright and Bobby Blue Bland. It’s all mixed up in there.”
He continues, “Every time somebody asks me about where my music comes from, I give them five or six different directions – a little rock, soul, jazz, blues, a little gospel feel. Then there are some other things that maybe fall in there every once in a while, like a little Caribbean flavor or something. You just never know. I always attribute it to the music we grew up listening to, and the radio back in the ‘60s. It’s pretty wide open. It’s hard to put a tag on it.”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy:
Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. The seven-man group forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes, and, sixteen years later, BBVD is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play.
BBVD’s originals rocketed the group into its first phase of stardom, when “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the 1996 indie film landmark Swingers. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, sold more than two million copies of the albums Americana Deluxe and This Beautiful__ _Life___, and received national critical acclaim while the band’s music has appeared in over sixty movies and television shows.