This four piece alternative blues-rock band takes you from traditional blues slide guitar to their original modern aggressive blues sound that has been capturing audiences since 1999. Contagious Blues, a 2008 Charlotte Music Award Recipient was named the 2008 Beale Street Blues Kings in Memphis Tn. Also their new cd “RIDE” was nominated for best self produced cd in the 2008 International Blues Challenge.
Contagious Blues Band has appeared on many stages around the United States
From the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater(Charlotte, NC), Charlotte Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium, to many festivals and special events including: the 2003 Winston Tribute Concert at Lowes Motorspeedway in Concord, NC and the Lake Austin Blues Festival in Austin, TX. The Indian Summer Festival in Panama City Beach FL. to The New Daisey Theater in Memphis, TN .
National Performers Contagious has shared the stage with : ZZ Top-- Kenny Wayne Sheppard--Foghat-- Ted Nugent-- Buddy Guy-- Bonnie Raitt-- John Michael Montgomery-- Trent Tomlinson-- Nantucket-- Hank Williams Jr.--George Jones-- Wayne Newton-- Trace Adkins--Classic Rock Allstars (Rare Earth- Iron Butterfly, Sugarloaf)-- Joe Bonamassa-- Jimmy Vaughn-- Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble)-- Omar Dykes (Omar and the Howlers)-- Lou Ann Barton--Rick Derringer--Monty Montgomery--WC Clark, Tab Benoit-- Roy Rogers and the Delta Rythm Kings-- Dave Hole-- Tommy Castro-- Ronnie Baker Brooks--and the list keeps growing!!!
Joey Recchio- slide guitar,vocals
Hank Shell- lead guitar, vocals
Junior Howell- drums, vocals
Jim Bolt III- bass, vocals
"Live at the Double Door Inn"- recorded in 2003
"Contagious Blues"- recorded 2004
"Ride" - released Oct. 2007- Nominated for "Best Self- Produced CD" at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, NC February 2008.
Contagious Blues Band- "Ride"
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“Amps 11 Magazine” article December 2007 CONTAGIOUS BLUES BAND Ride www.contagiousblues.com Ri...“Amps 11 Magazine” article December 2007
CONTAGIOUS BLUES BAND
Ride, the new CD by the Contagious Blues Band, shows
that even after some transitions and changes in personnel,
this talented band is here to stay. Junior Howell, drummer,
vocalist and all-around motivator for Contagious, says the
new CD is “essentially a live recording in that we recorded
the entire CD in only two days.
There was minimal mixing done,
so what you hear [on the CD] is
a lot like what you hear when we
do a live show.”
Contagious has been performing
in the area since 1999, but over the
past year or so had some changes
in band members. Even though
the new CD was just released, it has already been honored by
a nomination in the Best Self-Produced CD category at the
International Blues Challenge, which will be held on Beale
Street in Memphis in early 2008.
Although the CD has only eight tracks and times out at just
less than 30 minutes, it is a powerful production. The first
cut, “Bent But Not Broken,” is representative of the band’s
distinctive blues-rock sound. All of the songs are originals
except for Contagious’ version of “Blind, Crippled & Crazy,”
which more or less sums up the CD.
Despite the short length, the skill in the performances and
the infusion of a blues-rock feeling leave the listener more
than satisfied. One could listen to this CD repeatedly and
hear something new with each listen. The two lead guitars
balance each other nicely, and the drums and bass provide an
outstanding framework for the vocals. We can expect to hear
a lot more from this reenergized band.
See the Contagious Blues Band Dec. 8 and 9 at the Feelin’
Lucky Tavern (132 S. Main St., Mooresville) or on Dec.25 for
their annual holiday appearance at the Double Door
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Charlotte Observer 12-21-07 Contagious Blues Band A VETERAN IN THE MAKING: Although it hasn't...Charlotte Observer 12-21-07
Contagious Blues Band
A VETERAN IN THE MAKING:
Although it hasn't been around quite as long as the regional music veterans who grace our cover this week, Contagious Blues Band has churned out fluid electric guitar-based blues since 1999. The group is a frequent attraction at the Double Door and can be found gigging from Fort Mill to Durham to Mooresville, as well as treks west of the Mississippi.
Following its Halloween 2007 release, the band's new album "Ride" was nominated for best self-produced album at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The band will also represent the Triangle Area Blues Society at the Challenge in February.
Contagious Blues Band mixes grooving electric blues instrumentals and vocals with classic and Southern rock influences. Joey Recchio's and Hank Shell's slide and lead guitar sound rings with a warm roundness. If you haven't caught them, fans of '70s ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Stevie Ray Vaughan should line up.
• WHEN: 9 p.m. Tuesday.
• WHERE: Double Door Inn, 218 Charlottetown Ave.
• TICKETS: $10.
• DETAILS: 704-376-1446; www.doubledoorinn.com.
Currently we are promoting and playing in support of our latest release "Ride", but we always play our favorite tunes.
Covers are our arrangements of tunes by Muddy Waters, SRV, Allman Bros, Los Lobos, and John Hiatt....to name a few.
Some of the cover tunes we offer....
BAPTIST PREACHER - Gov’t Mule
SUNSHINE YOUR LOVE -Cream
YOU DON’T LOVE ME -Allman Bro.
STATESBORO BLUES -Allman Bro.
USE ME UP - Bill Withers
STORMY MONDAY - Bobby Blue Bland
SISSY STRUT - Funky Meters
NUMBER NINE TRAIN- Indigenous
CROSSROADS -Eric Clapton
LOVE ME TWO TIMES -The Doors
ROADHOUSE BLUES - The Doors
MONEY MAN - Hadden Sayers
HOT ATLANTA -Allman Bro.
FIVE LONG YRS - Eric Clapton
RED HOUSE - Jimi Hendrix
PRIDE N JOY - Stevie Ray Vaughan
TEXAS FLOOD - Stevie Ray Vaughan
COLD SHOT - Stevie Ray Vaughan
TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER - Robben Ford
BLIND CRIPPLE AND CRAZY - Derek Trucks Band
LET ME UP - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
MAN TO BEAT - Los Lonely Boys
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE W/YOU - Stealers Wheel
CRAZY DREAMS - Los Lonely Boys
SHAPE IM IN - Arc Angels
C- BUTT ROCK - Chris Duarte’
SO EXCITED - Stevie Ray Vaughan
SLOW BLUES JAM - Instrumental
BLUES MAKES ME FEEL SO BAD - BB King
GREENLIGHT- Doyle Bramhall
FEEL SO BAD - Derek Trucks Band
TORE DOWN - BBKing
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE -Bill Withers
SHE CAUGHT THE KATY - Taj Mahal
VOO DOO CHILE- Jimi Hendrix
TUSH -ZZ Top
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING- Jonny Lang
POLITITION - Cream
SOMEHOW, SOMEWHERE, SOMEWAY-KennyW. Sheppard
THANK YOU- ZZ Top
T-BONE SHUFFLE- T-Bone Walker
TO KNOW YOU- BB King
GOING OUT WEST- Tom Waits
SHAME, SHAME, SHAME- Jimmy Reed
SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE- Cream
EVERYTIME I ROLL THE DICE- Delbert McClinton
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY- Freddie King
HIDEAWAY- Freddie King
CAN'T YOU SEE- Marshall Tucker Band
SIMPLE MAN- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hard to Make
Bent but not Broken
Heavy Weather Ahead
To The Top
Open Your Eyes
Somethings Gotta Give
She Keeps me Coming Back
It Aint What They Call You
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