Masters of the Telecaster featuring Jim Weider, G.E. Smith, and Duke Levine with special guests Los Blancos & Nate Gross Band
FRI 9/20 • The Palace Theatre Syracuse
With three of the most prolific rock guitarists in the world Jim Weider (The Band), GE Smith ( SNL / Roger Waters band), Duke Levine (Peter Wolf/Rosanne Cash) this is sure to be a historic night of Blues &Roots Rock & Roll. Playing a tribute to Roy Buchanan! The Masters will also touch upon artists such as Little Richard, Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green and more !, the three Masters are joined by Lincoln Schleifer and Tony Leone to complete this righteous band.
The format of the “Master of the Telecaster” shows is three guitarists backed by a bassist and drummer; each guitarist leads the way on a song of his own choosing before passing the baton to the next picker. Two of those three guitarists are almost always Weider and his comrade-in-strings, G.E. Smith, the former music director for “Saturday Night Live” and former lead guitarist for Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and Hall & Oates.
Los Blancos rips through Blues, Soul, Rockin' Zydeco, Latin, Outlaw Country, Heavy-One Funk, Folk, and a bottomless bag of tricks that's always sure to get the party started. Over more than a decade they've rocked thousands of shows, and tens of thousands of miles, reveling in a genuine passion for what they do. A crew of troubadour craftsmen and kindred souls who have joined forces for the long haul, and for the love of music.
Whether he's beltin' out the blues, or melting the ladies with a little sweet soul music, Colin Aberdeen is an original. His honest voice and heartfelt guitars will wrap around you like your mama's arms and just make you feel good. And we mean Damn Good! Colin will bring down the house when he's slingin' that slide on the guitar, too, a true-blue artisan of the roots.
Rhythms are injected by drummer Mark Tiffault, & bassist Steven T. Winston. Tiffault spent time touring with John Lee Hooker, The Kingsnakes, and most recently with Handy Award winner Carey Bell. Road seasoned chops and spirited playing create the kind of backbeat rhythm that drive right through your soul. Filling out the blessed bottom is the big, fat, bass of Steven T. Winston.
He has the experience and taste to know what fits, no matter what the style. Never content to just lay down the bootyshakin' bass, Steven T. is a great, burly, bear of a singer, too! These guys can go chooglin' on down like a 2 mile freight train, or float on a stone soul GROOVE.
Back porch harmony, a live intensity that can't be denied, and a massive, ever-evolving, melting pot of music, make Los Blancos a band that will stick with you for a long, long time.
There are so many great guitar players out there today. We have the world at our fingertips and have access to every learning resource we can imagine but what is skill without soul?
Nate Gross is an old soul. At 35 years old, he has accomplished great success in the industry playing the styles that have been set aside as a new generation of pop music takes over our ears.
The Blues. Jazz. Traditional Country. R&B. Americana. All these elements make up the musical landscape of the 20th Century but seem to be lost until now. Nate Gross fuses these styles together like a cross country trip down route 66.
Like Kieth Richards once said, "If its not about the Blues, then why bother?" Today, Nate has reached back to his roots and is exploring his love of the Blues more than ever.
From an audience of over 30,000 people at The Taste of Country Music Festival to touring up and down the east coast, Nate has played for some of the best audiences a musician could hope for.
Sharing the stage with Walter Trout, Dickey Betts, Anders Osbourne, Honey Island Swamp Band, Willie Nelson, Joe Louis Walker, Willie Nelson, Victor Wainwright, Popa Chubby, JD Simo, Jason Ricci, JJ Appleton, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Big Sams Funky Nation, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Commander Cody, The Kentucky Headhunters, Blackberry Smoke, and Many more, Nate has paid his dues.