A Blues, Rock & Soul New Year's Eve Extravaganza: Rock-A-Sonics, Linwood Taylor, Midnight Movers

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

A Blues, Rock & Soul New Year's Eve Extravaganza: Rock-A-Sonics

Linwood Taylor

Midnight Movers

Mon · December 31, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$30.00 - $50.00

This event is 21 and over

All tickets come with complimentary champagne toast

A Blues, Rock & Soul New Year's Eve Extravaganza: Rock-A-Sonics
A Blues, Rock & Soul New Year's Eve Extravaganza: Rock-A-Sonics
In January 2014 an extraordinary teenaged singer hopped a time machine from the fifties and landed on the doorstep of four Washington DC area rockabilly musicians. They initially got together just to play a single show (a Buddy Holly tribute) but quickly realized the combination should become a regular thing, and the Rock-A-Sonics were born. Their deep playlist and variety of styles and tempos have made them a favorite of the DC/MD/VA/PA swing dance community.

The Rock-A-Sonics are playing regularly at clubs, carshows, dances, and street festivals throughout the mid Atlantic area. They've appeared nationally at the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender in 2016 and 2017, the New England Shake-Up weekender in 2017, and twice at
Musikfest in Bethlehem Pa.

Also at: Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Pearl Street Warehouse, Iota, Hill Country BBQ, Gas House Dancehall, Roxy and Dukes, Gypsy Sally’s, Rock and Roll Hotel, The Hamilton, Glen Echo Park, Barns of Wolftrap, Night of 100 Elvises, Takoma Park Streetfest, JV’s, Jammin’ Java, and classic car shows like the Hot Rod Rumble, Mobtown Greaseball, Gasket Goons, and Jalopy Showdown.

Members of The Rock-A-Sonics have played with Marti Brom, Deke Dickerson, Collins Kids, Sleepy LaBeef, Jumpin' Jupiter, J.P. McDermott and Western Bop, the Hurtt Brothers, Four Star Combo, Pink and Black, Out Behind The Barn, Kiti Gartner, Natty Beaux, The Peashooters, Old Line Skiffle Combo, Daryl Davis, Bill Kirchen, Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness, Nils Lofgren, and Ringo Starr.


Personnel:
Willie Barry: (vocals & guitar)
Eric Hurtt: (guitar & vocals)
Tommy Bowes: (drums)
Louie Newmyer: (upright bass & vocals)
Kim Reynolds: (piano & steel)

Video Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvHUYlf7sd2l5bGoJkmEin1w66s3a4i1F

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Rockasonics
Linwood Taylor
Linwood Taylor
Linwood hails from the Nation's Capital Blues Scene, with one of the most highly respected names in the Blues Community with touring credits throughout the U.S. and European Blues circuits.
Midnight Movers
Midnight Movers
The Midnight Movers are a powerhouse of authentic soul and Motown sounds, led by the dynamic trumpeter and vocalist Curtis Pope.

There are arguably no continuously working groups more intertwined with American soul music. Like the "Funk Brothers" - the collective of musicians who played on all the recording sessions at Motown Records, the Midnight Movers made their mark behind the scenes, backing up, touring with, producing, and arranging many of the genre's most famous artists. You've heard the famous wah pedal guitar work of original member Charles "Skip" Pitts on Isaac Hayes' "Theme to Shaft," as well as Curtis Pope's signature horn lines on the Isley Brothers crossover hit, "It's Your Thing." The band produced legendary Stax vocal duo, Sam & Dave, and its members have recorded with countless groups in all the major centers of American Soul music--Detroit, New York, Memphis, and Muscle Shoals--receiving national acceptance in an era marked by distinct regional sounds.

The band is perhaps most famous, however, for its decades-long collaboration with "Wicked" Wilson Pickett. It was on the road with Pickett that the band perfected its compelling stage show with high-stepping choreography, seamless medleys, and playful approach to performance. Wilson Pickett's famous song, "I'm a Midnight Mover" was the inspiration for the band's name--a name under which the band released two full-length records of their own--'Follow the Wind' (1964) and 'Do it in the Road' (1970). "Wilson Pickett and the Midnight Movers" performed all over the world until 1997, when the Movers struck out on their own. Since then, the Movers have continued to hone their reputation as the best live soul band in the world playing outdoor festivals, weddings, corporate events, and private engagements of all kinds.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/