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Phoenix Blues Scene

Big Pete Pearson’s Blues Band rocked the house at Rhythm Room Good Friday, 2008. The event before the big event was not so good when the guitar player for the band was rushed to the emergency room to be treated for a gash on his head. This was the result of fainting before the show. We hope we is recovering and will be ready to perform March 29th at the Rhythm Room.

The interesting thing about last nights show was the impressive ability of the band to fill in the void of not having  Mike on guitar. JD on keyboards was tearing it up as seen in the video and Jackie on bass added some funk flared blues jamming to make the sound complete along with the man on drums who I did not get a chance to meet. It goes without saying that Big Pete lit up the stage with his BB King influenced sound.

It was a great crowd and a diverse mix of people that showed up on Good Friday and take note in the video of the dancing machine up in front getting into the vibe of Big Pete and his fine blues band. I attempted (without success) to capture the moment when Big Pete came out on the dance floor and did a slow dance serenade to one of the lady concert goers.

Certain worth noting is The Rack Shack BBQ on premise at the Rhythm Room. I consider myself a BBQ connoisseur and my BBQ pork sandwich is up there with one of the best ever. I highly recommend enjoying a Four Peaks Brewing Company beer to wash the BBQ down and Rythm Room proudly server Kilt Lifter.

Another band to check out (including me) that has Big Pete Pearson – Vocals, Chris James-guitar and vocals

Patrick Rynn-bass, Brian Fahey-drums, Bob Corritore-harmonica called the Rhythm Room All-Stars. Bob Corritore (Owner of the Rhythm Room) gave me a call after seeing the video from Friday night to thank me for the plug and mentioned the other big blues act in Phoenix that was formed in 1991. More information on when both of these bands will be performing next is at Best Music in Phoenix and you can also read more about Big Pete Pearson and the Rhythm Room All-Stars on Bob’s website.

It is good to see that Phoenix has a music scene that makes it very much worth the effort of going out or driving a little out of your way. But most important is that the Blues are alive and kicking in Phoenix thanks to Big Pete Pearson and his great Blues Band and the Rhythm Room. Also, if you want to buy some of his music, check out