TAD ROBINSON & JIM ALFREDSON TO PERFORM AT FEBRUARY CONCERT!
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF BLUES & SOUL MUSIC WITH SEVERN RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST TAD ROBINSON & JIM ALFREDSON ON ORGAN & KEYBOARDS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH - 6:30 P.M.
Tad Robinson is the modern voice of soul blues. From his NYC birthplace, to graduation from Indiana University's School of Music in 1980, then on to his 'further musical education' in countless bars and clubs in Chicago, where he shared the stage with many notable soul and blues artists. In the 90's, he took over as vocalist with Dave Specter & the Bluebirds, where his soaring vocals and original tunes on the album "Blueplicity" (Delmark Records, 1994), caught the attention of the music world, contributing to his seven Blues Music Award nominations (the Grammys of blues music). His song "Rained All Night" was nominated for Blues Song of the Year at the 2011 Blues Music Awards.
Singing has always been his first love. With his deep, emotionally charged vocals that compare to Otis Redding, Syl Johnson, and the great Al Green, it's no surprise that Downbeat Magazine says..."Robinson places near the top of the list of the finest living singers of soul blues." But, with his wonderfully expressive harmonica playing, one might wonder why Robinson doesn't put 'harp player' at the head of his resume. This Indianapolis based artist is a veteran of countless national and international tours, festivals, and prestigious venues where he shares his vocal and blues harp chops with grateful audiences everywhere.
Veteran performer Jim Alfredson joins Tad onstage on the instrument that enthralled him from the age of four...the Hammond B3. This talented Lansing based artist has a slew of CD's to his credit - from his work in the R&B band Root Doctor (1999-2009), to his jazz based trio Organissimo, to engineering, producing, and performing on three of blues artist Greg Nagy's CD's - in addition to serving as keyboardist and primary background vocalist in the touring band for blues singer Janiva Magness, where he is featured on her albums "Stronger For It," and her self-released album "Original." Jim has several solo projects as well - one a tribute to jazz organ great "Big John Patton" entitled "Jim Alfredson's Dirty Fingers," and his latest project "Theo" - a progressive rock band performing Alfredson's original material, due to be released on January 27th of this year on Big O Records. See why Downbeat Magazine says..."...Jim Alfredson...is a remarkable organist who seamlessly synthesizes several generations of keyboard influences."
Concerts take place in our private banquet room in the rear of the restaurant. Full dinner & drink menu's available. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Call Mangia Mangia @ (269) 226-3333 and leave your name & number in your party with the hostess, or, you may call Patti (concert promoter) @ (269) 731-5388, or email at: email@example.com.