The Mike Reilly Band & The Tankerays, Saturday May 19th $10
The Mike Reilly Band
B.B. King once said that playing the Blues was like having to be black twice. “Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed,” he concluded. The same can be said of Mike Reilly, who’s played with both B.B. King and Stevie Ray. Mike may not be black, but he knows the Blues, and he’s been playing them for a long time. Like Muddy Waters–another legend Mike’s shared the stage with–he’s still delivering ’cause he’s got a long memory.
“The beauty of Mike Reilly is the dedication to his art. He’s a true professional, a man who has honed his craft to the point where he’s a master. From the likes of Billy Gibbons of Z Z Top to living folk legend, Arlo Guthrie, Mike has remained true to his roots and has improved virtually every time I’ve seen him play over the twenty years I’ve known him. Billy Gibbons calls him his “slide master.” –Geno Michellini
From the high mountain desert of Grand Junction, Colorado comes a three piece “Rock N Roll” band dedicated to playing “Rock N Roll” in it’s purest form.
Members: Brian “Buzz” Mora, Mike Thornburg and “Lester” Biocic combine their talents to create a sound that is original and hard driving. Cd “The Big Whiskey” is now available through Tate Music Group.