Bono Bros Band, Fran Banish Band, Bizarro
Local favorite the Bono Bros (8 pm) and their very special guest blues-rock guitar legend Fran Banish (10:30 pm). Bizarro opens at 7:15 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.
BONO BROS BAND (8 pm): The bond of music and family have created great bands, Allman Bros, Black Crowes, North Mississippi Allstars and Kings of Leon and all at the core the blend of Rock & Roll and Blues. Rock & Roll and Blues music are synonymous, since most will say that Rock & roll was born out of the Blues. Both genres of music are characterized by the use of guitar, a strong rhythm with an accent on the offbeat and the rebellious form of lyrics. It is with the passion of both forms of music that The Bono Bros Band was formed. The Bono Bros Band are Rob and Jim Bonaccorsi on vocals/guitar and bass, who are also members of the Freddy Jones Band; Tom Albanese on vocals/harmonica formerly of Big G, Nick Kitsos on drums formerly of BoDeans and Poi Dog Pondering and keyboardist Chris "Hambone" Cameron. The belief of the Bono Bros Band is that you cannot confine Blues and/or Rock & Roll in a box. Both genres of music are evolutionary and if you confine them, they cannot grow. This Rock & Roll and Blues music experience is something you do not want to miss! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bono-Bros-Band/157722977744
FRAN BANISH (10:15 pm): Fran Banish is a Chicago born, formerly LA based blues-rock guitar legend. After receiving radio play in Chicago in the late 80's, he toured and recorded internationally, earning a Gold Record award playing lead guitar and co-writing on Duncan Sheik’s 1996 debut for Atlantic Records. He's done stage and session work with Keb’ Mo’, Rami Jaffe of The Wallflowers and The Foo Fighters, Dan Lavery of Tonic and The Fray, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allan Bros. bassist), Chris Stills (son of Stephen of CSN&Y), Kofi Baker (son of Cream's Ginger Baker), and Cathy Richardson among others. He's also been an in-demand guitar coach with clients including Keb' Mo', Bob Dylan and family, rock band Puddle Of Mudd, Brian Bell of Weezer, and celebs like Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ethan Hawke, Will Ferrell, and Josh Charles.