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BSO’S Annual Riverfront Show feat. Austin Blues w/ Eve Monsees, Mike Buck & Chris Ruest, Hector Anchondo Band & Vertigo
May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10
Join us on the Riverfront under the Big Tent at Miller’s Landing for BSO’s Annual Memorial Weekend show! Cover charge $10 at the door (kids under 18 just $5.), Hawk’s BBQ and Beverages available for purchase.
Doors at 3pm.
6pm Hector Anchondo Band
8pm Austin Blues w/ Eve Monsees, Mike Buck & Chris Ruest
“A veteran with nearly two decades’ experience on the bandstand, Chris Ruest’s passion for classic blues (jump, Chicago, and Gulf Coast) and roots rock forms comes through in an original voice that combines immediacy and authenticity. Dead-on songwriting and savvy selection of covers provide a platform for his unaffected, honest vocals and tough guitar.”
“Eve Monsees was nominated for “Best Guitar Player” at the 37th Annual Austin Music Awards in 2019. Her band, Eve Monsees & the Exiles, lay down Blues grooves, Texas roots and trashy garage from Austin, TX.”
“Mike Buck was a nominee for the 2018 – 2019 Texas Music Hall of Fame. Adding stone-cold style to any gathering, drummer Buck remains an integral backbeat to Austin music after five decades of performing. The Ft. Worth-raised son of record collectors, he relocated here in 1977 and made a name for himself in the Fabulous Thunderbirds and LeRoi Brothers. He’s played with Doug Sahm, Omar & the Howlers, and Roky Erickson, while backing Lightnin’ Hopkins, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and Bo Diddley. Buck earned a 1986 Grammy nomination with Big Guitars From Texas. Today, he co-owns Antone’s Record Store and maintains his status as a first call drummer in regular acts Les Débauchés and Eve & the Exiles.”
EVE MONSEES & THE EXILES
You Know She Did
It’s hard to stand out in a town full of hot guitar players, but Eve Monsees does. With an ear for infectious riffage, a knack for fierce, concise solos and a raw sonic sensibility steeped in a lifelong love for classic blues and garage-rock records, the Austin native makes reliably raw, unfailingly catchy rock ’n’ roll that doesn’t sound like anybody else’s, accompanied by a crack trio of local vets: second guitarist Thierry Le Coz, bassist Pat Collins and drummer/husband Mike Buck.
You Know She Did, the Exiles’ third longplayer is a consistently compelling vehicle for Monsees’ skill and versatility, and for her band’s ability to balance raucous raunch and distinctive grooves. The punchy originals “One Glass,” “Follow the Thread” and “Fool” are powered by insistent, indelible guitar hooks and Monsees’ uninhibited vocals, which are noticeably stronger here than on her prior releases. Equally impressive are the lo-fi garage-blues “Mr. Devil,” the country-rock “Footnote,” the Hollyesque rocker “Don’t Turn Your Back on Me” and the loopy Collins-penned, Bo Diddley-inflected “Rock Paper Scissors.”
Monsees is equally judicious in her choice of outside material, turning the title track, an obscure Hollies oldie, into a swaggering, insistent anthem, and jacking up the voltage on Delbert and Glen’s country weeper “I Received A Letter” and the Mark Four’s British Invasion raveup “I’m Leaving.” — SCOTT SCHINDER
Hector Anchondo Band
A few artists Hector has had the privilege of performing with:
Styx, CCR, Johnny Winter, Marshal Tucker Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Bernard Allison, Magic Slim, John Nemeth, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Indigenous, Big & Rich, Fishbone, Devon Allman,
Mike Zito, Cyril Neville, Shawn Holt & The Tear Drops, Samantha Fish, Hamilton Loomis, Mr. Sipp, and many more.
Put this in the “If you haven’t yet, you really should” category; join us at The Revue Lounge…Hector Anchondo has been rippin’ the place up.
-Rick Galusha of award nominated Pacific Street Blues Show on KWIR 89.7 The River
His slide guitar is impeccable and voice, well for a 30-something, it’s mature for a blues singer –Kyle Eustice of The Reader
Omaha’s Hector Anchondo plays the guitar like a boss. –Kevin Krauskopf of Saint Joseph News Press
-Finalist in the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN (Top 8 Worldwide)
-Semi-finalist in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN
-Winner of the 2014 “Best Blues Band of the Year” award by the OEA’s
-Winner of the 2013 “Best Blues Band of the Year” award by the OEA’s
-Winner of the 2014 Nebraska State Blues Challenge
-Finalist of the 2013 Nebraska State Blues Challenge
Vertigo opens the show at 4pm, as they continue BluesEd’s proud history of delivering professional level Blues entertainment!