Terence McArdle and Jumpin' Tonight

Terence McArdle and Jumpin' Tonight

BandBlues

Jumpin' Tonight -- blues with a beat, raucous and raunchy with riffing horns, blues shouting, stinging guitar, and honking tenor sax... Jump r'n'b, K.C. swing, New Orleans groove and Chicago blues all rolled into an exciting package ideal for festivals, concert venues, and dances.

Biography

Singer, guitarist, and bandleader Terence McArdle has done what all originals do: stirred together many blues and roots music styles into one uniquely his own. McArdle likes to keep his audience and his band guessing as he takes flight over the fretboard -- quite a musical trip but you never get lost along the way.
Fronting the blues band Big Trouble and the larger band Jumpin' Tonight, and as a sideman in several other bands-- most notably the Uptown Rhythm Kings-- Terence McArdle's guitar and vocal work has attracted fans throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and the Mid-Atlantic region. He has shared stages with James Cotton, Robert Lockwood Jr., Danny Gatton, Bobby Radcliff, Bobby Parker, Johnny Rawls, and Smokey Wilson.
His debut CD, "You Better Believe It!" has placed high in the Living Blues magazine radio charts with airplay in over 100 markets on three continents.
As a young boy in Chicago, McArdle first heard the real blues while listening to the legendary dj Big Bill Hill. He remembers shopping with his older brother at Chicago's famed Jazz Record Mart and Rose's Discount for records by Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Moving to Washington, D.C. in his early teens, McArdle managed to get into clubs to see shows by blues guitar legends Otis Rush and Bobby Parker, events which sealed his desire to become a blues guitarist.
Says McArdle, "I've always loved that style of blues played by T-Bone Walker and B.B. King where the guitar just soars over one of those horn riffs that makes you stomp your foot -- make you want to get up and dance!"
With influences as diverse as Louis Jordan, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Pee Wee Crayton, Roy Milton, Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow, Bill Jennings, Mickey Baker, Eddie Taylor, Guitar Slim and others, McArdle deserves a wider hearing as one of the freshest traditionalists in the blues scene today.
The current Jumpin' Tonight lineup features tenor saxophonist Jerry Queene and trumpeter Michael Powell, both former members of the Uptown Rhythm Kings, drummer Fred Hillyard and Louie Newmyer who doubles on upright and Fender bass. McArdle is available for large event and night club bookings with the five to six piece Jumpin' Tonight or with a smaller trio or quartet that performs under the name Big Trouble.

Discography

You Better Believe It!

1. 24 Hours A Day
2. Just A Little Bit
3. Tell Me What's The Reason
4. Comin' Home Baby
5. Something To Remember You By
6. Boogie For Pee Wee
7. Baby, Don't Do That
8. You Better Believe It
9. No More Doggin'
10. Irene
11. Mimona
12. Don't You Lie To Me
13. Sloppy Drunk
14. Sound The Bell

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Set List

Selected originals and new interpretations of obscure (and not so obscure) covers including the following:

Baby, Don`t Do That (Roy Milton)
Baby Please (Percy Mayfield)
Boogie For Pee Wee (Original)
Boogie Woogie King (Jimmy Liggins)
Burn That Candle (The Cues)
Buzz Me (Louis Jordan/B.B. King)
Chitlins Con Carne (Kenny Burrell)
Comin` Home Baby (Kai Winding)
Country Boy/Running Wild (Dave Bartholomew/Pee Wee Crayton)
Cubano Jump (Ike Turner)
Don`t You Lie To Me (Tampa Red)
Early In The Morning (Louis Jordan)
40 Cups of Coffee (Danny Overbea)
Good Rockin' Tonight (Wynonie Harris/Roy Brown)
I Done Got Over It (Guitar Slim)
I Know Your Wig Is Gone (T-Bone Walker)
Irene (Guitar Gable)
Just A Little Bit (Rosco Gordon)
Mimona (Original)
No More Doggin` (Rosco Gordon)
Port O Rico (Illinois Jacquet)
Real Gone Lover (Smiley Lewis)
Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulsom)
See Ya Later Alligator (Bobby Charles)
Second Line (New Orleans standard)
Sen Sa Shun (Freddie King)
Sin