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Description: “Country Blues”

Independent Music Award  Winners 2010 for best Blues CD!

“Joe Price has channeled the Mississippi Delta spirit of Robert Johnson for the past 30 years, inflicting the illness known as the blues on countless roadhouse, bar and tavern audiences, and earning himself an induction into Iowa's Blues Hall of Fame.”-RV Scheide, North Bay Bohemian    

"Joe catapults energy when he plays.... Watch his hands before he begins to play.  They start to open and close as if he can't wait to begin.  If you never had a chance to see Hounddog Taylor, Joe just may be the closest of any musician alive to capture that juke joint feel."  -Don Wilcock NE Blues Society Albany, NY

 From Greg Brown Country comes another distinctive vocalist with a feed sack full of original songs.  A deft steel guitar player, Price sings back-porch blues like a corn belt John Lee Hooker. --JW, Utne magazine

Joe and Vicki Price catapult energetic country blues.  This is finger style guitar in the Elmore James/Muddy Waters tradition, a bit rough and tons of fun. 

Joe has been performing his ruff and tumble blues for over 35 years; a one-man blues tornado who can pack, command and wring-out a dance-floor with the authority of an eight-piece show band.  While Price inhabits classic blues standards as if they were favorite shirts, his own deep and varied bag of original music is so formidable that noted Grammy-award nominated singer/songwriter Greg Brown has long referred to Joe as “the Buddha.” 

Vicki Price is a distinctive, blues-belting guitarist who is as earthy, unique and seductive as a greenhouse orchid.  Her intuitive, swinging blues style, accuracy and lyrical, light-fingered touch are unmistakable. Of course, the intersection/collision of Vicki’s life with that of Joe Price more than 25 years ago accelerated the process, but—make no mistake here—the creative, musical impact of this most-fortuitous of romantic pairings was and remains a bustling two-way street in nearly every way imaginable, and the artistic achievements of both partners are irrevocably intertwined.
Joe Price was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2002, The Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2006. He has appeared on National Public Radio on the Michael Feldman “What Do You Know Show” and the “Big Top Chautauqua Show” opening for Greg Brown.   Joe was endorsed by the Greg Bennett Guitar Co. in 2007.  Joe and Vicki’s flamboyant, distinctive work on the Reso-Lectric guitars has earned them the endorsement of the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company. 

The pair have opened for such notables as John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Homesick James, Honeyboy Edwards, Louisiana Red, The Reverend Al Green, Greg Brown and Iris DeMent .   From coast to coast, and from concerts, to clubs, to outdoor festivals, the Price's singular vision and dazzling, irresistible live performances continue to etch a steady, upward arc.

Doors open 7:30
Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Time: 11:00pm-1:00am EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Eloise Cotton
Updated: Friday, April 17, 2015 6:39pm EDT
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