BEAUTIFUL BOBBY BLACKMON: I'm Dialin 911NOTE: ****Also check out the 2005 release, "Travelin Home" at www.cdbaby.com/bbb2
Bobby is an excellent veteran entertainer who plays to the audience. He specializes in contemporary blues and classic R&B soul music. He sings and plays lead guitar and his music makes you want to get up and dance.
Bobby's career began in a small town called Athens, Texas,(the black-eyed pea capitol) not far from the Dallas, Texas area. His Texas blues influence is heard in his soulful guitar playing. During his early musical career Bobby played in many house bands and worked as a sideman behind many Blues and R & B artists such as: Barbara Lynn, Jimmy Reed, ZZ Hill, Johnny Taylor, Lavelle White, Bobby & James Purify, Lou Rawls, Buddy Ace and Little Esther Phillips.
He's decided that he should help to "Keep The Blues Alive!" Bobby comments, "Blues and R&B is American born music like country music and we must do all we can to keep it going." With the passing of blues entertainers such as John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Taylor the flame must continue.
His recent debut CD, "I'm Dialin' 911" is a a mixture of blues and classic soul music. They are all original songs written by Beautiful Bobby and is a must for music fans searching for a new artist.
He appears frequently with his band in the Orlando,Fl area and has a dedicated fan base. His live performances is gaining him a reputation of being the "real deal" entertainer. Living Blues Magazine review, "a mix of cheating songs like We Don't Tell Motel and the title track, with added interest from Blackmon's Texas -bred guitar work"
Blues Bytes Review, "This CD is a labor of love....all songs are original...arrangements are top notch with good back up singing.. this release is a gem." The Blewzzman Live Performance Review - Live at The Bamboo Room -"BEAUTIFUL BOBBY BLACKMON can play the blues along side any of the best I have seen. The show was tremendous!" Blues Revue Magazine, "the grooves slink along with with unforced funkiness.."Holdin On To Sweet Memories" and Bobby's testifying on "Tryin To Forget About Yesterday" stand out."
He participated in the Pro-Jam nights on the Legendary Blues Cruise in Feb 2003 which included entertainers such as Bernard Allison,Lil Ed, Lonnie & Wayne Brooks, Koko Taylor, Curtis Selgado, Kelly Hunt, and Taj Mahal. He was one of the performers along with Duke Robilliard at the Cape Fear Blues Festival in Wilmington,NC on July 2003 and was the only entertainer to receive standing ovations after his performance. He was the headliner band on the Main Squeeze Citrus Blues Festival, February 28, 2004 in Ft. Pierce, Fl...also on the show were Albert Castiglia, Kenny Neal and Debbie Coleman.
November 2004-Bobby was one of the main headline acts on his first major blues show in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. The Riverwalk Blues Festival had acts like Buddy Guy, Ronnie Brooks, Kenny Neal, Billy Branch, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Thackery, Anthony Gomes, EC Scott, Toni Lynn Washington, James Cotton, etc. www.riverwalkbluesfestival.com Reviews are saying that he had one of the best shows that weekend.
Also check out his new 2005 CD release, "Travelin'Home" at www.cdbaby.com/bbb2. It contains 10 originals and will satisfy the regular blues fans as well as the blues fans who like their blues on the funkier side. The session players are the members from his current working band so the sound is "live". It already receiving airplay on blues stations around the USA. Call or e-mail your blues radio stations to hear a cut off of this CD.
Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & The B3 Band:
Bobby's current working/traveling band consist of three of the best musicians in Orlando; Mike Simms (Bass), Jack Bumgarner (Keys)and Curtis Nutall(Drums)
2006 - Band Schedule -All Gigs with band unless noted SOLO.
July 21 - Orlando Science Center - Orlando Fl-7:30 P.M.
July 22 - Suncoast Blues Society - Juke Joint Series, Dave's Aqua Lounge, St. Pete, 9:30 P.M.
July 23 - Nancy Lopez Country Club - Lady Lake, Fl - SOLO- 5 P.M.
July 30 - Nancy Lopez Country Club - Lady Lake, Fl - SOLO- 5 P.M.
August 19 - Dexter's - Winter Park, Fl
August 20 - Lakeridge Winery - Clermont, Fl (2-5 P.M.)
August 23 - Club Tara - Plantation Community - Leesburg, Fl - SOLO - 5 P.M.
August 26-27 San Sebastian Winery - St. Augustine, Fl
September 1 - HOB-Blues Kitchen - Lake Buena Vista, Fl
September 2- Private Party
September 8 - Steve's Redhouse - Leesburg, Fl
September 16 - Ft. Pierce, Fl Fest - working with Debbie Coleman
September 20 - Club Tara - Plantation Community - Leesburg, Fl - SOLO - 5 P.M.
September 23 - Grille at Riverview (Jazz/Blues Fest) New Smyrna Beach, Fl, 7:30 P.M.
September 29 - Lou's Blues - Indiatlantic, Fl
September 30 - Backroom Bluz - Eustis, Fl - 8:30 P.M. - SOLO
October 6-7 San Sebastian Winery - St. Augustine, Fl
October 14 - Dexter's - Winter Park, Fl
October 27 - Lou's Blues - Indiatlantic, Fl
December 2 - Dexter's - Winter Park, Fl
December 31 - Leesburg's (Sesquicentennial) First Night Celebration - 9 P.M.
Send Bobby an e-mail to inquire about his complete music schedule (group & solo) or just to say hello.
1. I've Got Blues On My Mind
2. We Don't Tell Motel
3. Holdin On to Sweet Memories
4. I'm Dialin 911
5. I Don't Want You to Go
6. Tryin to Forget About Yesterday
7. Give Me the Blues Any Ole Time
8. I'm Headed For a Breakdown