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The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling$12/18
The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling
Thursday, April 26
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 7:00pm | Music 7:30PM | 21+
$18 Reserved Seats
GA: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
$25 Meet & Greet
Chicago guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nick Moss is a bona fide bluesman down to his soul, a 30-year veteran of the city’s take-no-prisoners blues scene. Moss paid his dues gigging in Chicago’s rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of some of the city’s greatest blues luminaries.
“Nick Moss is at the top of the blues world…. ambitious and intense… He can play traditional blues with the best.” Blues Revue
Local music scene stalwart Scottie Miller has been around long enough to acquire a funky nickname (Bones), membership in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame, experience touring with blues icon Bo Diddley, a signature style that warps far to the south of his home tundra, and an international rep. He’s first and foremost a pianist, with a grease-and-grits-slathered approach that suggests an affinity for New Orleans, Memphis, and swampy spots in between, but he also cranks up organ, guitar, and, lately, mandolin. His muscular vocals boast grit and firewater, and he really howls on the riveting dark-hued title track from SMB’s new album, STAY ABOVE WATER, whose release will be celebrated here. It’s packed with solid Miller originals grounded in blues and rock, but with soul, R&B, country, and jazz elements, suggesting Little Feat, Mofro, Wet Willie, and Dr. John, and with a funky NOLA/Caribbean vibe thrown into “It’s What You Do.” – Rick Mason – City Pages. Minneapolis, MN