The Links 8-11PM
The Blind Chitlin Kahunas is, quite possibly,
one of the most bad-ass live bands in the land. Every
performance, an evocative eruption of individual musical prowess
and collective heart & soul. Rooted in the blues, yet prolific
in a masterful infusion of soul, funk, R&B, jazz, folk, outlaw
country, pop and classic rock influences ... creating a wholly
original vibe with a strangely familiar tone. A "blues jam band" of
immense proportion, even. Over 120 years of combined musical
experience are brought to bear in every song, with an unrivaled
sense of dynamic flow ... from heart-wrenching, spine tingling
lows to jaw-dropping, ear-scorching highs. Searing guitar solos,
infectious bass grooves, mesmerizing keyboard work, expressive
drumming and truly soulful singing. Four exceptionally talented,
veteran musicians and long-time friends ... finally united ...
and having one hell of a great time.
Revered by their peers
as top-notch players, the band features the undeniable talents
of guitarist & vocalist Chris Bovard, bassist & vocalist Kim
"Kimbo" Reichley, keyboardist & multi-instrumentalist Webb Kline
and drummer & vocalist Joel B Vincent. Over the years, each has
worked with, played alongside or shared stages with a veritable
"who's who" of well-known artists, including Bo Diddley, Popa
Chubby, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Levon Helm, Tino Gonzalez, Joan Osborne,
Henry Kapono, David Rose, The Pretenders, Buddy Miles, Davy
Jones, Hybrid ice, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Loggins, Randy Travis and
many, many more.
As The Blind Chitlin
Kahunas, they have opened shows for or shared stages
with the likes of Tower Of Power, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter,
Rick Derringer, Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Levon Helm,
Smokin' Joe Kubek, Kim Simmonds, Joe Louis Walker, Tab Benoit, Hubert Sumlin,
Corky Siegel, Ann Rabson, Dave Keyes, EG Kight
and many others. The Blind Chitlin Kahunas are also two-time
International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists, having been
selected twice as one of the 100 best blues bands from around
the world. And, heralded as one of the great unsung guitar
heroes on the modern blues scene, guitarist Chris Bovard has the
singular distinction of having his very own "Kahuna Signature
Series" guitar, commissioned, designed & manufactured by
Heritage Guitar Company (the original Gibson factory &
luthiers). In 2010, the band hit #1 on the SoundClick Blues
Charts, and their full-length original release, "This Old
Guitar," has been met with glowing reviews, strong Internet
attention and radio airplay across the U.S. and Europe.
From smoky, little pubs
to concert stages, the band never fails to leave
audiences speechless and feeling touched by something special.
With an always-growing legion of devoted fans, The Blind Chitlin
Kahunas is a band not to miss ... a band whose musical
virtuousity is rivaled only by their sincere passion in sharing
themselves completely with an audience ... a band to be reckoned
with ... a band that lives for the groove that makes people
move. This isn't just the blues. It's music for your soul ...
fortified, funkified & ferocious!