Red Young & His Hot Horns And Carl Weathersby At Antone's

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Ticketfly Backstage Amplifier says
Red Young & His Hot Horns - 5pm doors / 6:30 show, $5 cover
Carl Weathersby - 8:30 doors/ 10pm show, $7 cover
Happy hour ($2 off all drinks) from 5-7pm

Red Young & His Hot Horns is a project Red has been working on for decades. As a talented pianist, organist, vocalist, accompanist and arranger, growing up in Ft Worth, Texas in the 50s & 60s, Red was exposed to a wide variety of music – classical, big band, jazz, blues, gospel and everything in between. The artists that were played on the local radio at that time were Ray Charles, Jimmy Witherspoon, Percy Mayfield, T Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Louis Jordan, Nat Cole, Dinah Washington, Etta James, Joe Williams, Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris and many others. Before the guitar driven bands defined the blues in the 60s and 70s, the horn and piano sounds permeated the air with their saxophones and brass. The first Ray Charles recordings incorporated this sound – 2 trumpets, alto, tenor & baritone saxophone and many at the time used 3 or 4 saxophones. People such as Big Jay McNeely, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Illinois Jacket, Arnett Cobb and many others had what became known as the big Texas Tenor sound. So with a small number of horns, it could sound both big and small at the same time.

Carl Weathersby (10:00pm)
Carl Weathersby was born in 1953, in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to East Chicago, Indiana with his family when he was eight. When he started playing guitar as a teen he said his father always had musician friends stopping by the house. One that used to come by often was this big guy that Carl only knew as Albert, the mechanic. Albert happened to be watching the young Weathersby practicing some Albert King songs on guitar one day. Carl said he had been practicing this one song called 'Cross Cut Saw,' playing it over and over until he said, 'I think I got it. So I started playing it and this guy said, 'man, that ain't the way that song goes, that ain't the way I played it.' It turned out to be Albert King who proceeded to show an amazed Weathersby just how it was supposed to be played. King offered some welcome encouragement to Carl and took a liking to the young lad. After his tour of duty in Vietnam, Carl found employment as a steel mill worker, as a prison guard and even a police officer. Weathersby was Albert King's rhythm guitarist between 1979 and 1982, and then spent some 15 years with Billy Branch's Sons of Blues as lead guitarist before striking out on his own. His debut solo album on Evidence Records, 'Don't Lay Your Blues On Me', was nominated for the W.C. Handy 'Blues Album of the Year' award. Mixing Southern charm, soulful vocals, and fierce guitar-playing, Carl plays the blues, from down-and-dirty to scintillating Albert King influenced chops. This is one powerful blues performer that will leave you amazed and thoroughly entertained.
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