(HERMOSA BEACH) - Get the jump on your July 4th celebration and get down with guitarist Dave Widow And the Line Up, who bring their funky, soul- 'n' blues sound to popular South Bay live music venue The Lighthouse, 30 Pier Ave., Tuesday, July 3. 2-6 p.m. Free. Info: (310) 376-9833 or log onto www.thelighthousecafe.net.
Widow is clearly excited about the new record. "One of my new songs is called, "What Did I Do, To Piss You Off, This Time"...that needs little explanation, I think....there's also "Picture Of You," a melancholy song about remembering a lost love, via an old photo I found, on a rainy afternoon, and it's an Americana/dreamy-sort of tune..."Leave A Piece Of Me" was written about an old girlfriend who broke my heart."
"If you are looking for a good time and great music, search no further than Widow and his band," writes Music Connection reviewer, Allegra Azzopardi. "Their masterful musicianship and deep understanding of the blues is a major draw, but the humble nature of each outrageously skilled player is what gives this group's music its genuine soul," he concludes.
Widow originally hails from Cincinnati Ohio, where he was a young protege' of guitar greats Lonnie Mack and Roger "Jellyroll" Troy among others. Now a mainstay in the SoCal blues community for over two decades (having regularly performed in venues such as B.B. Kings, House Of Blues, The Mint, and Cafe' Boogaloo), His new CD "Waiting For The World To End" features some of Dave's new compositions as well as collaborations with noted musicians Bill Champlin (Sons of Champlin and formerly of the group Chicago), Mike Finnigan (Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Stills & Nash), Larry Goshorn (Pure Prairie League), David Morgan (Ricky Nelson Band and The Nelsons), as well as bandmates Gary Mallaber (Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt) and Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder, Etta James).
As for the future? "I would like to be more well known, obviously, performing at concerts, and associated with a known record label, making CD's, or whatever medium is current at that time, still writing songs, collaborating on tunes with other writers and artists, and producing some other artists as well. I like to work on other artist's music, and help bring other artists ideas to fruition."
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