"PARTY IN THE PULSE ROOM!"
...it's the ONLY place to be on Saturday Night - January 17th
(Hilton Hotel Anaheim Pulse Lounge - 777 Convention Way - Anaheim, CA)
PUDDLE OF MUDD - Originally formed in Kansas City, Missouri in 1993, Puddle of Mudd got its name after severe flooding turned the entire first floor of their rehearsal space, which was located next to the Missouri River, into one big puddle of mud. Their major label debut album, "Come Clean," sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week of release. The album went on to sell more than two million copies and remained on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart for more than a year. To date the band has sold over 7 million albums, and have had a string of #1 mainstream rock singles in the U.S. They have released 5 albums, with their latest being "Famous," released in 2007. Visit www.puddleofmudd.com for more information.
DUKE ROBILLARD - Duke Robillard has been thrilling audiences worldwide for three decades. From his conception of Roomful of Blues in 1967 to his current Duke Robillard Band, consisting of top-line players in their own right, Duke continues his ever-busy recording and touring schedules and will release his newest CD, "A Swinging Session with Duke Robillard." Duke has won the W.C. Handy 'Guitarist Of The Year' three of the last four years. He's nominated again this year. Duke is also the current W.C. Handy 'Producer Of The Year'. Duke has won the Canadian Maple Blues Award as 'International Artist Of The Year' for the last three years in a row. In 1999, the French Blues Association presented Duke with the International Guitarist of the Year award and he was nominated for a Grammy just last year. Visit www.dukerobillard.com for more information.
DAVE SPECTER & STEVE FREUND - Steve Freund grew up playing alongside such stalwarts as Big Walter Horton, Pinetop Perkins and former Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin. Most notably he was Sunnyland Slim's right hand man, playing with the blues piano legend on virtually every gig from 1978 to Slim's death in 1995.
Along came Dave Specter, an eager-to-learn guitarist who would attend weekly lessons at Freund's small studio apartment. Before Freund knew it he was hiring Specter for gigs. "When I'm on stage with Dave, I'm flooded with memories of my years in Chicago, when I shared the music with my mentors, men such as Floyd Jones, Lee Jackson, Hubert Sumlin, Walter Horton, Louis Myers, and so many others," says Freund.
Since that time 20 years ago, Dave Specter has played with Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and of course Steve Freund. Among Dave Specter's seven releases, he also appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Junior Wells. Freund has 3 releases on Delmark records including one shared by the two artists. Visit www.DaveSpecter.org and www.SteveFreund.com for more information.
BAD INFLUENCE - Bad Influence has been rocking houses since their humble beginnings back in 1988. Since then, they have been playing for growing crowds of blues lovers everywhere and are continuing to pick up speed! In addition to the band's regular tour schedule, they have also played festivals such as the Western Maryland Blues Fest, the Blue Bird Blues Festival, the Great Eastern Blues Festival, the Taste of DC, the National Capital BBQ Battle, the Kennedy Center, and multiple appearances at the NAMM shows. Most recently they have been featured on the nationwide radio show, The Mike O'Meara Show. In fact, there doesn't seem to be anything this versatile band can't do!
Their third CD, which won the Washington Area Music Association award for best blues recording of 2001, The CD Tastes Like Chicken is living proof of this. 11 of the 12 songs are Bad Influence originals! They were nominated for 3 more Wammie awards in 2003, 2004 & 2006 - Best Blues Band, Michael Tash for Blues Instrumentalist and Roger Edsall for Blues Vocalist. Visit www.badinfluenceband.com for more info.
ARCHER - Rock is back! And its name is Archer. A one-of-a-kind power-trio with strong, unique melodies, amazing guitar solos and skilled stage performance. Coming off of a successful big-stage performances at Germany's "Bang Your Head!!!" metal festival where they shared the same stage with "Heaven & Hell" and "Sweden Rock" with Judas Priest, Epiphone is proud to showcase this young band of up-and-coming rockers.
"These guys are the real deal..." writes Kenny Allen, Program Director at The Hippo radio station in Monterey, CA. "It's a full on rock show. If you want to see what a real rock show looks like, check out ARCHER before they are signed! It won't be long and these guys will be on their way. A trio of talent that will rock your world!"
Visit www.myspace.com/archer for more information.
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Time: Saturday Night - January 17th - 7:00pm
Location: Hilton Hotel Anaheim Pulse Lounge (777 Convention Way, inside the Hilton Hotel Bar - 1st Floor)
Passes: Contact your Epiphone Rep at the Epiphone NAMM Show booth for free passes.
ENTRY LIMITED BASED ON CAPACITY!