30th Street Blues Band

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

30th Street Blues Band

Lonesome Mustangs, The Suit, Ty and Thurrsty, J. Blake Blues Band, The Suffering Blues Band

Thu, February 28, 2013

7:00 pm

Ella Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

30th Street Blues Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
30th Street Blues Band
The 30th Street Blues Band is New York City-based. We play a mixture of traditional blues tunes and bluesy-rock songs. Claudia does vocals and harp, Jack is on the drums, Joe smokes on lead guitar, Mark is on rhythm guitar, and Tony rocks the bass.

We know our roots, reaching back to Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie King. And we admire great contemporary artists like Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter. The songs groove with undeniable power, and our love for this music always comes through.
Lonesome Mustangs - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Lonesome Mustangs
it is an inspired Black Keys-y ruckus and roar with a lively drummer who can beat the fours to death and a great guitarist who plays the genre very well...
...they begin with a pop hook before battling through to a blues lickarama, all three four notes skidding from one end of the guitar to the other (and) all hard nut roiling sound machine"
The Suit, Ty and Thurrsty - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Suit, Ty and Thurrsty
The Suit & Tyree is now THE SUIT, TY & Thurrsty!! - Bigg Thurrsty has officially joined the band - heis a real pro who has played with some of the top Blues/Rock players in the business!

This is a one of a kind NU BLUES -ROCK band... check out our new album on itunes and amazon.com - POINT OF VIEW
J. Blake Blues Band - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
J. Blake Blues Band
Whether it is fronting one of New York City's hottest blues bands or opening for Kiss as an indie-rock guitarist on the side-stage of Jones Beach's Nikon Theater, J. Blake has been a staple of the NYC music scene for the better part of a decade; headlining at many of the city’s most famous venues, including The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaway, Crash Mansion and The Canal Room.

Over the years, he has played lead-guitar for many notable NYC blues and rock acts and was a founding member of the indie-rock group Roadkill Breakfast. These days he’s doing what he is best known for; fronting one of New York’s most fun and high-energy blues bands, The J. Blake Blues Band (formerly known as The Earthquake).

Though the personnel have changed through the years, The J. Blake Blues Band has been one of NYC's premier local blues bands since 2004. They’ve had repeat gigs at many of NYC’s most prestigious live music venues and have gained the respect of some of New York’s most prominent musicians.

Their sound can best be described as a high octane combination of Chicago & Texas style blues…with a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll and at times, a touch of funk. The band’s strengths lie in the showmanship of their fearless frontman, their musical chemistry and their ability to freeform jam.

They take great pride in the fact that critics have called their sound "authentic" and the fun they have on stage "infectious."
The Suffering Blues Band - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Suffering Blues Band
Heath Mensher and Benoir have been playing together since they were children, honing their blues skills in a small bus kiosk on Long Island. The Suffering Blues band was formed in 2010 with renowned bassist Kentucky Parkis and the irrepressible Fred McCondichie on drums.

Benoir holds a music degree from the University of Miami, bringing a heady jazz element into the jamming when it feels right. 
Mensher, an award-winning filmmaker and former MTV Staff Writer, has a Masters Degree in English and a near-bottomless pit of sorrow and pain from which to draw upon. 
The long time rapport between the two shines through as they groove through blues standards and takes chances on every solo whether it be harmonica or guitar.

This is a musicians' blues band, one where a jam band lover, a rocker, a blues man, or a jazz enthusiast can take great pleasure from the mix of musical influence and original presentation as a group and as individuals. The members pride themselves on the authenticity of the blues music they create; you can hear real pain when they turn to traditional "Gutbucket Blues". As Mensher says, “You cannot fake the Blues.”

Along with weekly gigs at Café Nola in Alphabet City in Manhattan, The Suffering Blues Band has performed at many Blues Festivals in the North East, including THE SOUTH ORANGE INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL and THE BARRIER BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL in Long Beach, NY.
They currently have a monthly show at Papillion 25 in South Orange, NJ.
Venue Information:
Ella Lounge
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009