Seattle-based trombonist Randy Oxford is bringing his 6-piece high-energy blues and funk ensemble back to the Midwest for a series of dates in January. Stops on the tour include :
January 15: Knucklehead’s Saloon, Kansas City, MO
Special Guest at National CD Release Party: LA Smith
January 16: 21st Saloon, Omaha, NE
January 17: Uncle Bo’s Blues Bar, Topeka, KS
January 18: BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups, St. Louis, MO
January 19: Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, MS
January 21-25: International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN
During this road trip, the band will be promoting its brand new recording, …it feels good…, en route to a repeat appearance at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis where they earned a highly-coveted spot in the competition’s finals in 2011. The Randy Oxford Band is composed of a versatile group of seasoned vocalists and instrumentalists who primarily perform original compositions as reflected on …it feels good… ; 9 of the 10 songs were written by band members.
This is the band’s 7th recording of its 10-year history and features the lead vocals of Jada Amy, Polly O’Keary (who also plays bass), Manuel Morais (guitar), and Randy Norris (guitar). Richard Sabol keeps the beat steady as the group’s long-time drummer.
“I have found that great musicians do not always make for a great band unless there is a harmonious chemistry between all band members, “ observes Oxford. “I believe I have found that special combination, and I know you will agree once you hear this recording.”
The dexterity of these individuals’ musical abilities means no 2 songs sound the same, and every show features a wide variety of musical styles with an emphasis on blues, soul, and funk.