Randy Oxford Band, Michelle Carr and More Set for Blue Note, 7/20-23
The Blue Note announces its lineup for the Late Night Groove Series, Brunch and Monday nights, July 20-23, featuring the Randy Oxford Band, Dwight & Nicole, Ben Monder Trio and Michelle Carr. See full details below.
LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES
RANDY OXFORD BAND
Friday, July 20, 2012 • 12:30a.m. • $10
The Randy Oxford Band continues its East Coast tour with this late night show at The Blue Note. The seven-piece band features notorious wild man and award-winning Oxford on trombone. Essentially blues-based, the band prides itself on showcasing music that defies easy classification. From classics like Etta James’s “At Last,” to originals that crackle with jazz licks and funky rhythms, the band builds on each player’s creativity and talent. Randy and his band are looking forward to furthering their reputation for presenting high-energy shows, with well-crafted musical arrangements, inspired solos, and a spirited sense of fun.
The band is touring in support of their critically acclaimed Festival which has received extensive airplay throughout the country. The Randy Oxford Band earned a spot in the finals at the International Blues Challenge in 2011, resulting in appearances last year at Le Festival International de Tremblant, two successful tours of the Midwest, and upcoming shows at the San Diego Blues Festival, Bronze, Blues, and Brews Festival (Oregon), and the Big Sky Blues Festival (Montana).
For more information, see the band’s website at: www.randyoxford.com.
DWIGHT & NICOLE
Saturday, July 21, 2012 • 12:30a.m. • $15
American recording artists Dwight & Nicole (Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson) have inspired comparisons to some of the greats – Etta James & John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones & The Staple Singers – but it is their fresh blend of spirited blues, rock, and gospel that is landing them their own spot among the most celebrated music makers of our time. Riding a surge of accolades following their soulful 2010 release !Signs, they recently appeared on The Boston Globe's 25 Most Stylish list for 2011 and were nominated for five Boston Music Awards and three Boston Phoenix awards.
Dwight & Nicole have shared stages with Ray LaMontagne, Robert Randolph, Martin Sexton, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, Dr. Maya Angelou, Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, Carly Simon, and Jerry Lee Lewis.