The San Luis Obispo Blues Society will feature the Terry Hanck Band at its Saturday, May 13 show. The show will open at 8:00 pm with Back Bay Betty on the stage of SLO Vets Hall (801 Grand Avenue). Tickets are $20 for Blues Society members and $25 for the general public. Tickets are sold at the door, and may also be purchased at Boo Boo Records and Cheap Thrills in San Luis Obispo. SLO Dance offers free dance lessons at 7:30pm. 21 and over please.
TERRY HANCK delivers a wide array of blues through his tenor sax and impressive vocal range. The best blues music is influenced by the time and place it comes from, and on a typical night, Terry Hanck will travel from the Gulf Coast to the south side of Chicago, spanning over a half century of the blues, as he rolls 1950s swing, 1960s R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s southern blues rock into a 2015 dance party mix.
The son of a bandleader, Terry Hanck was born in Chicago and raised on the homegrown blues, soul, and jazz of performers such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Junior Walker. In 1965, Hanck moved to California and started playing the saxophone to finance a surfing addiction. By the 1970s, he was touring with Elvin Bishop. “Terry Hanck is a fine vocalist, an amazing showman, and my favorite sax player,” says Bishop. In the early 1990s, Terry Hanck started touring under his own name. Hanck was nominated in 2009 for a Blues Music Award, partially based on the appeal of the release Always (Vizztone, 2008), which showcases Hanck’s songwriting ability, instrumental mastery, and general good humor on tunes such as “Deep Fried Twinkies.” His most recent album Gotta Bring It On Home To You (Delta Groove, 2014) is a tribute to the soul rockin’ blues of the 1950s & 60s. He received a Blues Music Award for best instrumentalist / horn in 2012. His band includes Johnny “Cat” Soubrand on guitar, Tim Wagar on bass, and Butch Cousins on drums. To learn more about Terry Hanck check out http://www.terryhanck.net
BACK BAY BETTY is a five-piece high-energy dance band known for creative original music and covers by classic and contemporary rock and blues favorites. Local favorite Linda Martin fronts the group with a bold, soulful voice. Accompanying Linda is singer-songwriter Casey Rodgers on guitar and vocals with Eric Stever on Saxophone and vocals. Rounding out the rhythm section are Bruce Willard on bass guitar and vocals, and Carl Dybowski on drums. Back Bay Betty performs at local music venues, county-wide concert series, wineries, private parties, and more and can tailor an evening to fit any audience. Visit their website www.backbaybetty.com and friend them on Facebook.