CONNOR & THE OLD SOULS BLUES BAND with KEITH & DEAN!
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Earp's Ordinary

CONNOR & THE OLD SOULS BLUES BAND with KEITH & DEAN!

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Sun Jun 16 2024
  • Doors: 1:00 pm
  • Start Time: 4:30 pm
  • Age Restriction:  All Ages

About the Event
Join us at Earp's Ordinary this Father’s Day for an unforgettable celebration filled with the soulful sounds of Blues music!

CONNOR & THE OLD SOULS BLUES BAND with KEITH & DEAN!

CONNOR FILICKO
Connor Filicko, a local of the Washington DC metropolitan area, providing crowds up and down the east coast with grooving foot-stompers, classic down-home blues, jazzy jams, up-beat rockers, funky melodies, and heartfelt original tunes. Connor leads an ensemble of seasoned musicians, he engages audiences with a bitchin harmonica, and his energetic showmanship… "I love my job and am good at what I do".

“To play the blues, you really have to commit yourself to the tradition and heritage of the music. Connor is doing just that.” Music Promoter Sydney Arzt.

Influences:
The catalyst to start me down the path of blues harmonica and musicianship was the character of Little Walter in the feature film Cadillac Records which is the story of the most influential blues label of all time, Chess Records. This film along with my father, an enthusiastic blues fan himself, helped introduce me to the swagger of blues harp and the soul-wrenching records of Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Etta James.
As a lifelong fan, I draw considerable influence from the Rolling Stones who share an equal amount of responsibility in driving me to pick up the harp as the classic blues pioneers I listed earlier. Playing along with tunes like “Midnight Rambler”, “You Got To Move”, and “Miss You” gave me the confidence to continue to pursue the instrument. In that spectrum of rock and roll music, I have a lot of fun listening to and copping licks from cats like Hendrix, Phish, CSNY, Dr. John, Little Feat, Lou Reed, The Animals, Roxy Music, and of course The Grateful Dead.
In the world of harmonica, there are the innovators such as Little Walter, Junior Wells, Lee Oskar whom I steal licks from, and then there are the contemporary players. Some of the harmonica folks who still tour regularly who I learn from and listen to are players like Jason Ricci, Mark Hummel, and John Nemeth. I hope one day I can be among the names of the greats in the mind of a future young player like myself who is keeping the blues alive.

KEITH & DEAN
Keith Grimes (guitar & vocals) has been a fixture on the DMV music scene for decades. Perhaps his biggest claim to fame is acting as musical director and guitarist for Eva Cassidy for several years.

Dean Dalton (bass guitar & vocals) has performed with many Washington DC area jazz and blues luminaries - Connor Filicko & Kingpin, Linwood Taylor, TNT (Mike Tash & Linwood Taylor), Mary Shaver, Karl Stoll & The Danger Zone, Bad Influence, Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark, John Bell, Reggie Wayne Morris, Mike Westcott, James Mabry, Elliott Levine, Glenn Wiser, Tom Kitchen, The Liz Springer Trio, Built 4 Comfort.

Together Keith and Dean cover a range of styles, presented in their unique style. Stevie Wonder, Johnny Guitar Watson, James Taylor, Ray Charles, O'Jays, Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Holly, Nils Lofgren, Paul Young, Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, The Drifters, Johnny Cash, The Band and more.
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