Tinsley Ellis W/ Brian Leneschmidt Band Featuring Karyn Denham

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Tinsley Ellis W/ Brian Leneschmidt Band Featuring Karyn Denham
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8pm $12/15

Tinsley Ellis (BLUES)

Southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis may speak no evil, but he sings and plays with the conviction of, as Billboard wrote, “…a man possessed.” Over the course of 11 albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis easily ranks as one of today’s most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Atlanta Magazine declared Ellis “the most significant blues artist to emerge from Atlanta since Blind Willie McTell.”Since first hitting the national scene with his Alligator Records debut Georgia Blue in 1988, Ellis has toured non-stop and continued to release one critically acclaimed album after another. Tinsley’s hometown paper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calls his music “a potent, amazing trip through electric blues-rock.” Rolling Stone says he plays “feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge…his eloquence dazzles…he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.” Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The RollingStones. He especially loved the Kings — Freddie, B.B. and Albert — and spent hours immersing himself in their music. His love for the blues solidified when he was 14. At a B.B. King performance, Tinsley sat mesmerized in the front row. When B.B. broke a string on Lucille, he changed it without missing a beat, and handed the broken string to Ellis. After the show, B.B. came out and talked with fans, further impressing Tinsley with his warm and down-to-earth attitude. By now Tinsley’s fate was sealed; he had to become a blues guitarist. And yes, he still has that string.


Brian Leneschmidt Band featuring Karyn Denham (BLUES/ROCK/FUNK)

Karyn and the Brian Leneschmidt Band are a Tampa Bay Blues-Rock band mixing Blues, Rock and Funk. Karyn and the BLB perform high energy shows throughout the Bay area and beyond in Florida. The band formed as a trio in August of 2012, not long after Brian moved to St. Petersburg, FL. After two years of playing shows and gaining fans they teamed up with vocal powerhouse Karyn Denham, building even more of a presence in the area with band and acoustic duo shows.

With Brian (Guitar, Vocals) Karyn (Vocals) Jason Lewis (Bass) and Dave Dube (Drums) the band is a fun and dynamic act with a real passion for music. Shows feature original music and covers with their own twist, a must see!

The band will be releasing their first full length CD, “High Water Rising,” in the fall of 2016.

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By: Skipper's Smokehouse