FELIX REYES

FELIX REYES

BandAmericanaBlues

Think Ry Cooder ,Los Lobos T. Bone Burnett..Blues based world music

Biography

Felix Reyes
Guitarist /Songwriter.

Dallas Texas native now living in Chicago.
Started his guitar playing career in Dallas Texas in the early 80’s under the tutelage of Doug Simryl Ex Boz Scaggs Guitarist and Piano Player. That band also included Members of Steve Millers and Van Morrison’s Band.
In the Mid 80’s He founded “The Weebads” With Harp legend Memo Gonzales. They Backed up or shared the stage or opened for many Great Texas Blues Artists.
In the Late 80s early he moved to Atlanta Ga. When He started ‘Felix and The Cats’ That band won many awards and played The Olympics as well as the Libra Ballroom, Royal Peacock and many city functions including B.B. Kings Private Birthday Party in 1995!
After a brief stay in Fla. Felix and his wife Erica moved to Chicago. Today( 2007) he stays busy restoring a home in Oak Park and building his home studio, writing songs. He still plays the occasional gig. Backing up Chicago legends Sam Lay, Eddie “The Chief “Clearwater, Eddie C. Campbell, Hubert Sumlin, Little Arthur Duncan and Dave Herrero! Felix and Dave Herrero are also producing music for the Oprah Winfrey show and independent films.

Felix has shared the stage, backed up or opened for…… B.B King (at least 5 times including the party) Gregg Allman (Played guitar for Gregg 2 nights Medgar Evers Blues Festival. Jackson/Laurel Miss.) Little Joe Blue, Jimmy Vaughan, Zu Zu Bollin, Sam Meyers, Sil Austin, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Bobby “Blue Bland, Latimore, Denise La sale, Clarence Clemmons (Bruce Springsteen band) James Brown, The Black Crows, Jeff Healy Band, John Lee Hooker, Booker T and the M.G.’s , Joe Ely, Lou Ann Barton, Susan Tedeschi, and many many more……

Festival performances include …… The Atlanta Olympics ( Every night Miller Light Stage in Underground) The Dallas Folk life Festival, Chunky Blues Festival (Meridian Miss) Medgar Evers Blues Festival ( Jackson/ laurel Miss) Midtown Music Fest (Atlanta ga.) Springing the Blues (Jacksonville Fl.) Sarasota Blues Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival
In 2003 Grammy Nominated Singer Susan Tedeschi picks Felix’s song “Wait for Me” as the title track for her 2 C.D. release. That song is also included in the Austin City Limits performance on New West Records/DVD.

Felix Reyes 601 Gunderson Ave
Oak Park Il. 60304
708-763-9623 (hm)
708-203-4252
Email : ferey1955@aol.com
www.myspace.com/felixandthecats

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Lyrics

Parting Glance

Written By: Felix Reyes/Dave Herrero

I should have waited for a better time
To tell you what was on my mind but I didn't...
and now you've gone away with all these feelings inside
I guess it's for the better babe..for the better babe
Since that day you've been on my mind
A fantasy that's killing time in my brain
Now you can go away and live your life
maybe you'll live in Spain
(bridge/chorus)
Maybe we'll meet again someday
that was a chance I wasnt willing to take
I'm so glad that I spoke my mind
and I know I didnt have much time to say
what I wanted to say sometimes get's in the way
of what I really mean.
(guitar solo /chorus)
I will never forget that day
the look you gave me as you walked away from me
And as I turned around to see
you parting glance felt like a kiss
like a kiss ....

Set List

Felix and the Cats Featuring Dave Herrero
50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll R&B 40’s and 50’s Jump&Swing& Jive

1. Johnny B.Good - Chuck Berry 1. T. Bone Boogie – T. Bone Walker
2. Carol - Chuck Berry 2. C. Jam - Duke Ellington
3. Brown eyed handsome man - Chuck Berry 3. Aint no bodys business – B. Holliday
4. Hey Bo Diddley -Bo Diddley 4. Kidney Stew- Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
5. Road Runner - Bo Diddley 5. After Hours ---- Lloyd Glenn
6. Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett 6. Big legs --- ZuZu Bollin
7. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett 7. Great to Be Rich -- T. Bone Walker
8. Not Fade away- Buddy Holly 8. The Hucklebuck--- Johnny