Downtown Funk You Up! It’s the return of Larry “Fuzzy” Knight and the Blowin Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue Featuring the Fabulous Smokettes fronted by colorful bandleader/bassist/vocalist Knight, to Harvelle’s Blues Club, 1432 4th St., Downtown Santa Monica,Saturday, November 18. Showtime: 9:30pm-1:30am. Admission: $10. 21 and over. Info: (310) 395-1676 or visit http://santamonica.harvelles.com/.
Larry “Fuzzy” Knight (front row, second from left) has led the accalimed elevn-piece Blowin Smoke Rhythm & Blues Revue for over two decades.
Blowin’ Smoke has been the choice of discerning music aficionados who have flocked to Harvelle’s to see this 11-piece ensemble for over two decades. Reviewing a recent Blowin’ Smoke live show at Harvelle’s, LA JAZZ SCENE writes, “The Blowin’ Smoke Rhythm & Blues Band featuring the Fabulous Smokettes rocked the house. Band leader Larry “Fuzzy” Knight – who somewhat resembles Elvin Bishop – brought “The Fabulous Smokettes” up to tear up the club with Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” and Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About” that both featured the band wailing away too. If you’re looking to party this is the band to see.”
As Knight himself says, “Size matters and bigger is better! Blowin’ Smoke is a band that will give it to you…sometimes sweet, sometimes hard! But when we’re done pouring it on you, you gotta come back for more”.
“If You’re Looking To Party This Is The Band To See”
LA JAZZ SCENE
“Blowin’ Smoke conveys a welcome reminder to all people with a beating heart that putting a smokin’ 4-horn section alongside a burnin’ rhythm section, then layering three charismatic and powerful vocalists, The Fabulous Smokettes, on top of that – all live, intense, soulful, sassy, and powerful – this is music at its most enriching moment. Bandleader Larry “Fuzzy” Knight and his air-tight eleven-piece ensemble are playing music that hits the gut and forces the knees to bend.”
“Blowin’ Smoke’s scorching blues and soul collective has been tearin’ the roof off Harvelle’s for two decades… they put their soul into performing everything from originals to early music by James Brown, Etta James and Aretha Franklin to classic tunes by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye. “
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