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The Nick Moss Band with Anson Funderburgh



October 4, 2019
8:00 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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The Nick Moss Band with Anson Funderburgh on Friday, October 4 at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Roots, Rock & Deep Blues, Fulton Brewing, & Nobool Presents
Lucky Guy! Album Release

The Nick Moss Band 

with Anson Funderburgh

Friday, October 4
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Meet & Greet* 6:30pm :: Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+
$30 – Meet & Greet, $20 – Reserved Seat, $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show – SRO

*Meet & Greet with Nick Moss and his band includes 1 reserved seat in the front two rows and a Nick Moss Live CD! (limited)

Tickets on-sale Friday, Sept 6 at 9:00am


The Nick Moss Band returns to the Hook & Ladder to celebrate the release of their new Alligator Records album Lucky Guy!.  Special guest, Texas guitar legend  Anson Funderburgh will also be in town to join in with Nick and bandmates on the festivities.

Lucky Guy! is the rough & ready new release from one of today’s most celebrated blues ensembles, The Nick Moss Band. Lucky Guy! comes out charging with a head full of creative steam and house-rockin’ abandon; delivering hard-hitting heaps of Louisiana swamp-pop, West Coast blues, New Orleans funk and electrifying proto-rock’n’roll with equal parts: authority and class. Special guest, Texas guitar legend Anson Funderburgh.

Chicago blues guitar hero and vocalist Nick Moss forms the nucleus of one of today’s most celebrated blues bands. Propelled by the band’s telepathic rhythm section, driving keyboards and its Blues Music Award-winning leader, Lucky Guy! comes out charging with a head full of creative steam, intensity and houserockin’ abandon. Featuring their own fresh spin on the classic Chicago blues sound, Lucky Guy! also finds the band mixing in helpings of Louisiana swamp pop, West Coast blues, New Orleans funk and energized proto-rock and roll with equal authority and style.

With 14 new originals and one cover, Lucky Guy! moves effortlessly from the rollicking title track to the potent shout-out to Chicago, 312 Blood, to the truth-telling slow blues, Sanctified, Holy And Hateful (featuring some of Moss’ most expressive vocals and extraordinary, every-note-matters guitar work). The album closes with The Comet, an emotional tribute to their close friend, bluesman Mike Ledbetter with “Monster” Mike Welch guesting on guitar.

Earlier this year, Moss won the Blues Music Award (BMA) for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year. And now, with the odds heavily in his favor, he unleashes his dynamic new album, Lucky Guy!.
Combustible, cocksure blues and rootsy rock ‘n’ roll, genuine, deep and potent.  Thirteen original songs fueled by Moss’ searing, tough vocals and blazing guitar.  Up-to-the-minute lyrics melded with classic ensemble playing.
“Pure blues at its most urgently expressive. A rollicking tour de force.” –Living Blues 
Anson Funderburgh mixes up a powerful gumbo of Texas jump blues and Delta blues that can’t be found anywhere else. His band, Anson & The Rockets, won 10 Handy Awards (Blues Music Awards)!!  He has played with such greats as Lightnin’ Hopkins and has production credits with John Nemeth, Nick Nixon and Andy T. His guitar work appears on CDs by Delbert McClinton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Moss, Barrelhouse Chuck and Eric Lindell.  Funderburgh is the only artist to have played every King Biscuit Blues Festival since the first one in 1985.
“None of the younger crop of blues guitarist come close as Anson does to achieving the classic Stratocaster tone defined by Otis Rush in the ’50’s and Magic Sam in the ’60’s. The Rockets have landed and Anson is at the bridge.” (Guitar Player)