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Sunday, June 30, 2024 2 PM – 7 PM

Waterfront Park - SylvanBeach, NY

The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is proud to present

The Sean Chambers Band, featuring the Savoy Brown Rhythm Section,

with JW-Jones, and the Jake Lozo Band for our Free Blues Picnic

at Waterfront Park in Sylvan Beach NY on Sunday June 30!

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"Guitarist Sean Chambers achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/country/rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago."
- Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY

-Florida born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003. During Sean’s tenure with Mr. Sumlin, Britain's own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”

-In 2009, Chambers went into the studio to record his critically-acclaimed album, Ten Til Midnight.
When Ten Til Midnight was released in October, 2009, it garnered rave reviews and also appeared on the Living Blues chart for the first three months after its release. It received steady airplay in 45 states around the U.S, as well as many markets overseas. The title cut was featured on “The House of Blues Radio Hour” as a “Blues Breaker;” and the album also generated significant airplay on Sirius/XM Radio’s blues channel as a “Pick to Click.”

-FAST FORWARD TO 2020 -
On March 1st, 2020, Chambers went into the studio and recorded his 8th album entitled "That's What I'm Talkin About" which is a tribute to his mentor, the late great Hubert Sumlin. Chambers' latest album "That's What I'm Talkin About" was released on July 9th, 2021 on the Quarto Valley Record label. The album reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Blues Charts and received great accolades and rave reviews around the globe.
~The great Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) had this to say,

“It is great to see an unsung guitar legend the caliber of Hubert Sumlin, who played with Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, being celebrated by a young artist Sean Chambers. Hubert was bending strings before anyone!
- Paul Rodgers, Personal Quote (Jul 09, 2021)

“Not just the blues rock album of the year , or indeed the decade. Sean Chambers has produced the blues rock album of the CENTURY!! "THAT’S WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT"”
- Gerry Casey, Making A Scene (July 26, 2021)

In 2023, shortly after the unfortunate passing of Savoy Brown's founder & leader, "Kim Simmonds", Chambers teamed up with the Savoy Brown rhythm section consisting of Pat De Salvo on Bass, and Garnet Grimm on drums. Chambers and the members from Savoy Brown all became friends after playing a festival together in 2019. Being that Savoy Brown and Sean Chambers are on the same record label together, Quarto Valley Records, this change made sense and felt right to all three musicians. Kim Simmonds was in full support as well and gave the three his blessings shortly before his passing on December 13th, 2022.

MEET THE BAND:
~ Pat De Salvo began recording with Kim Simmonds in 2001 on his solo records "Blues Like Midnight" and his follow-up solo album "Struck by Lighting", playing acoustic bass on both. He also worked with Kim Simmonds on two CD's with Jimmy Cavallo "House Rocker" which was nominated for a W.C. Handy award, and the follow up "You Better Believe It". Pat began touring and recording with Kim full time in 2009 playing on" Voodoo Moon", "Songs from the Road" recorded in Germany , "Going to the Delta", "The Devil to Pay", and "Witchy Feelin" which hit number 1 on Billboard under the Ruf label. Pat also played and mixed two live records "Still Live After 50 Years" Volume 1 and 2. "City Nights", "Ain't Done Yet" and "Blues With a Feeling", as well as a DVD Live From Daryl's House. In the 1990's Pat began the record label "Poverty Records" releasing four records including two "Harmonica Blow -Off "records. Pat also recorded over 20 records regionally in Central New York.

~ Garnet Grimm hails from Syracuse NY. Garnet has been a professional drummer for over 4 decades. After High School he served in the United States Army. Afterwards, he spent 2 years studying music at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse NY. He graduated with an Associates in Applied Science in music, and with a longing sense to perform, Garnet began spending a lot of time in the 1990's playing and touring with regional bands, working extensively the eastern seaboard and into the Canadian provinces. In 1999 Garnet was introduced to Kim Simmonds who was residing in the Central New York area. Together, with bassist Pat De salvo he worked on Kim's solo recording , " Blues Like Midnight". Later playing dates together with Kim Simmonds as an acoustic/electric trio. In 2009 Simmonds invited Garnet Grimm along with Pat De Salvo to Join Savoy Brown. The trio spent 14 years playing, recording and touring together until Kim's passing in December 2022.

Sean Chambers, along with Pat De Salvo & Garnet Grimm will continue to tour together throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Chambers
currently resides in Southwest Florida with his wife, Karen, who handles the bands merch sales as well as social media.

www.seanchambers.com

Sean is proudly endorsed by: GHS Strings, Eminence Speakers, DiMarzio, Celestial Effects.

-Discography:
Strong Temptation / Vestige Records
Humble Spirits / Rockview Records
Ten Til Midnight / Blue Heat Records
Live from the Long Island Warehouse / Blue Heat Records
The Rock House Sessions / Blue Heat Records
Trouble & Whiskey / Quarto Valley Records
Welcome To My Blues / Quarto Valley Records
That's What I'm Talkin About / Quarto Valley Records
Guest appearance on About Them Shoes / Hubert Sumlin / Tone Cool Records

TOURING BAND:
Sean Chambers - Guitar/Vocals
Pat De Salvo - Bass/Vocals
Garnet Grimm - Drums/Vocals

Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, 2020 IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows! After winning “Best Guitarist” at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jones started working on his 12th release 'Everything Now', an all-original project with special guest Jimmie Vaughan, and production by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar). "Songs! It's all about the songs!" said the JUNO-nominated Jones, whose searing axemanship has been praised in recent years by legendary blues artists Buddy Guy and Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones). "While there are plenty of burning lead guitar solos, I wanted to open up and get more personal than ever with the lyrics. From the true story 'Papa's in the Pen' to 'When You Left' that I sang with tears rolling down my cheeks about my mother's passing, these are stories that I feel like I can finally share through my music." The frequent resident of Billboard’s Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career momentum to new heights, whether it’s as a personally requested sit-in with the likes of 8-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, opening for blues-rock icon George Thorogood, or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents. www.jw-jones.com / @jwjonesblues TOURING BAND: JOEL OPPONG-BOATENG (DRUMS/VOC) - JACOB CLARKE (ELECTRIC & UPRIGHT BASS/VOC)

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The Jake Lozo Band is relatively new on the Central New York blues scene, and has been generating a lot of buzz. Jake has been a staple at the monthly MVBS Open Jams for a couple of years, and regularly performs with Uncle Charlie & the Meatballs. He formed the Jake Lozo Band in 2023, and have now hosted 2 Open Jam nights, and opened for Pat Godwin and Jeff Oskey from the Bob & Tom Show.. These guys are quickly becoming a local favorite!

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