Red Rooster

Red Rooster

BandBluesClassic Rock


Red Rooster, the premier “face-melting power blues" act of the Midwest blues scene for nearly 20 years, is now booking for the rest of 2009 and beyond.

Red Rooster has been a regular fixture at the best blues clubs, music festivals & special events in the Midwest & beyond. They have shared the stage with such artists as Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Shannon Kurfmann, Chris Duarte, Larry McRae, The Kinsey Report, Big Daddy Kinsey, Rare Earth, Cory Stevens, Anthony Gomes, The Guess Who, Gatemouth Brown, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, E.C. Scott, Hubert Sumlin, Jethro Tull, & even the great B.B. King!

Red Rooster’s lead guitarist & vocalist Larry Perkins, a 40-year guitar veteran, recently returned from a 3-month gig at “The Crazy Elephant” in Singapore. Other band members include original bassist Greg McMichael & percussionist Steve McHugh.

Red Rooster's 200 song repertoire covers the entire blues/blues-rock/classic rock spectrum from the roots sounds of Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters, the refined styles of Danny Gatton, the house-rockin' sound of Stevie Ray, the hard edged blues of Hendrix, Led Zeppelin & Z.Z. Top, to the classic rock sounds of the Allman Bros., Johnny Winter & The Beatles…not to mention many originals penned by Larry himself. A custom set list is selected "on the fly" during each gig, based on the genre of the venue & mood of the audience, so no two shows are ever alike.

Check out for Audio & Video samples & call 602-795-9323 for bookings.

“Larry Perkins is one of the best guitar players you will ever see live & Red Rooster one of the most versatile & entertaining bands!” – Weird Al Yankovic

“There is no substitute for The Rooster – the original face melters!” – Out of Favor Boys


"Fire in the Hole" -- Live at the State Theater
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Set List

Funky Mama — Danny Gatton
Nobody Home — Albert Collins
Cold Shot — Stevie Ray Vaughan
Midnight Blues — Gary Moore
Lenny — Stevie Ray Vaughan
Old Love — Eric Clapton
Pride and Joy — Stevie Ray Vaughan
You Don’t Love Me — Allman Bros.
Fool For Your Stockings — Z.Z. Top
Riviera Paradise — Stevie Ray Vaughan
Testify — Stevie Ray Vaughan
I’m Ready — Muddy Waters
Sky King — Danny Gatton
Whippin’ Post — Allman Bros.
I Can’t Quit You Babe — Led Zeppelin
Killin’ Floor — Howlin’ Wolf
Little Wing — Stevie Ray Vaughan Version
Voodoo Chile — Stevie Ray Vaughan Version
Hideaway — Clapton Version
All the Love — Stevie Ray Vaughan Version
Red House — Jimi Hendrix
Albatross — Fleetwood Man
Rock Me Baby — B.B. King
Pipeline — Ventures
More Trouble Every Day — Frank Zappa/Roxy
Revolution — Beatles
Toredown — Freddie King
Key to the Highway — Clapton Version
Caledonia — .B.King
Hey Joe — Jimi Hendrix
Couldn’t Stand the Weather — Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bad Reputation — Horton Hea