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Bruce Springsteen made his first live appearance of 2019 by joining Danny Clinch and the Tangiers Blues Band at a benefit concert for the Kristen Ann Carr Fund.
Bruce Springsteen joined the Tangiers Blues Band at last night reopening of Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
A reopening event for Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey will feature Portugal. The Man and The Tangiers Blues Band with special guest Bruce Springsteen.
Gov’t Mule capped their show in Asbury Park, New Jersey Sunday night with Danny Clinch and Pete Levin sitting-in with the band.
View photos from Danny Clinch’s Big Ta-Doo event featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tangiers Blues Band and special guests including Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.
About Tangiers Blues Band
The Tangiers Blues Band was formed in 1998 after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music. The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis player/guitarist John McEnroe. The original line-up was formed after that with Chris (guitar), Dave Borla (drums), Danny (harmonica), Huey (lap steel), King (vox and guitar) adding their long time friends Dave Sellar (bass) from Darla Hood and Peter Levin (keys) who had played in various bands in New York City and currently tours with The Blind Boys of Alabama.
The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations. In addition, they have many special guests who will sit in with them for a night when they are around including G-Love, Phil Lesh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) and Chris father, Joseph Scianni. The line-up on the TBB studio recordings consists of Chris, Danny, Pete, King and Dave Sellars with Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) on lap and pedal steel guitars and Mo Roberts (Shemeka Copeland) on drums. The recording was done in one day at Moon Palace Studios, mixed and produced by Tim Latham (Lou Reed, Tribe Called Quest) a long time friend of all the guys.
In the early days, The TBB had a weekly slot at Lot 61 (Amy Saccos club in N.Y.C) where they started experimenting with their set list. They soon realized that by down-dating current hits and reworking non-traditional blues songs, they could appeal to an audience that was not familiar with the blues, while throwing in up-dated versions of blues standards and originals to appeal to blues enthusiasts. On any given night, the TBB can play a set including music by Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello and the Clash that morph into blues classics performed by Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Albert King. The band has performed their eclectic set of blues from clubs in NYC like Joes Pub and The McKittrick Hotel to the stages at Bonnaroo (2009), opening for Gregg Allman (2011) and playing at Presevation Hall during Jazz Fest in New Orleans (2011) (2012) and Voodoo Fest (2012). Some of the musicians that have joined the band on stage have included Phil Lesh, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), members of the Dave Matthews Band and My Morning Jacket, Nicole Atkins, Citizen Cope, Donald Fagen and Cage The Elephant to name a few.
The Disco Biscuits, who will make their first appearance in California since 2011, are among the acts in the second phase of the High Sierra Music Festival 2011 lineup.
Dave Matthews Band was among the acts featured in a H.O.R.D.E.-centric episode of short-lived MTV series ‘Bootleg’ that included footage of Dave walking the lots at Mud Island.
Patti Smith, Margo Price, Iggy Pop and Matt Berninger were among the performers at the 33rd annual Tibet House benefit concert on Wednesday night at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Guitarist Charlie Hunter talks “Musical Mentors” on Episode 57 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’
Goose, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the Disco Biscuits, TAUK, STS and other acts are featured on Phantasy Tour’s live music trading cards.