Cedric Burnside Project

Double Door Welcomes

Cedric Burnside Project

Black Oil Brothers, Tijuana Hercules, Molly Gene

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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Cedric Burnside Project
Cedric Burnside Project
Cedric Burnside, renowned as one of the best drummers in the world & grandson of the legendary R.L Burnside, has collaborated with his younger brother, Cody Burnside, and talented guitar and bass player ,Trenton Ayers, to create The Cedric Burnside Project. The Cedric Burnside Project will introduce a new & original genre of music by infusing Mississippi Hill Country Blues, Funk, R&B and soul that will keep your foot stomping all night long!
Black Oil Brothers
Black Oil Brothers
There’s a source in rock n roll music, a well from which most of the great musicians and songwriters have drank deeply. Born in the Mississippi delta and raised on the streets of Chicago’s south side, The Blues is often recognized as the source. The Black Oil Brothers draw from the same well our heroes have, but what comes out is invariably our own. Utilizing everything we can beg borrow or steal – acoustic, electric and resonator steel guitars, banjos, harmonicas, mandolins, drums, shakers, 3-part harmonies – we create the music that let’s your ears know that there ain’t a damn thing wrong with the sound of a good man feeling bad. Such is the blues. Finding outlets in music that turns heartbreak into ass shake. Such is the music of The Black Oil Brothers and it very well may be saving our souls. Let us save yours.


THE BLACK OIL BROTHERS are:

Tim Ryan -Born and Raised in Chicago and handed his first harp at the age of 10, ever since then Tim E. Ryan hasn’t really been able to pull himself away from blues music. Oddly enough, though, he had to work backward to find the root of it all. Obsessed with classic rock at a young age, he quickly learned that The Stones, Zeppelin, and The Allman Brothers had copped a good deal of their swagger from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Howlin’ Wolf. Finding the Chess Records catalogue not only opened his ears, it lead him even further back to Son House and Robert Johnson. They say a man can’t know his future if he forgets the past. So having studied the sound of the past, studying the instruments was a natural step into the future. Harp, slide guitar and songwriting are now his weapons of choice and Tim plans to write, record and gig for the rest of his days.


Tony Manno - Tony blames Slash, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards for turning him onto the guitar at the young and impressionable age of 13. Since then, his love of the blues, rock n' roll, and punk rock have rendered him a quite knowledgeable music fan (and annoyingly so). His Rock N' Roll band, THE SLEEPERS, has made quite a name for themselves throughout the Midwest with the help of PRAVDA RECORDS, their current label. Check him out these days in THE SOUTH SIXTEENS when he's not playing with TBOB. He has also played in The DOGS D'AMOUR. Talk trash about Johnny Thunders or Mississippi Fred McDowell and he'll get angry.


Tony Maietta - In Tony's sophomore year of high school, his friend since preschool, Tony Manno, taught him how to play Knockin' on Heaven's Door. It was all downhill from there. He learned far too many Green Day tunes, but eventually figured out how to play the songs that his heroes had made: The Beatles, Zeppelin, Stones, Floyd, and all kinds of classic rock and blues. Manno and Maietta formed their first of many bands, The Disgruntled Postmen. In college, Tony played guitar and bass in Fool's Crow and The Smythe. After graduation, Tony ditched the guitar for a little while, picked up some drum sticks, and founded The Sleepers with Manno. After realizing that Ringo Starr was way better than him on the drums, Tony reforged his love affair with his guitar. For many years, Tony played that guitar by himself in his apartment...which isn't as fun as it sounds in retrospect. In the summer of 2007, Manno approached Tony with the concept of recreating the delta blues. Tony couldn't say no to that! When he's not saving the world from dangerous pollution, he's jamming with Tim and Manno at watering holes across the country. Tony also runs his own recording studio, Good Times Recordings, with his friend Brian Racine.

Johnny Action- He teaches things. He runs marathons. He plays the drums. He's Johnny Action.
Tijuana Hercules
Tijuana Hercules
Mutant blues on a junkyard bent.
Molly Gene
Molly Gene
You’ve heard of one man bands, you may have even seen a one man band, but if you haven’t seen Molly Gene you’ve never seen anything like a one whoaman band. Molly delivers a delta blues bombast of booze soaked vocals, hound dog harmonica, swampified guitars and drums that sound like something between John Bonham and a bar fight – all at the same time. Both onstage and on record, Molly’s not afraid to let the world know that she has no need for a band. Her big sound owes a lot to her footdrum system (check out footdrum.com) that she kicks to death, night after night, with her cowgirl boots. Molly Gene may well be the hardest woman working in alternative blues today. Hailing from Warrensburg, Mississippi, Molly is currently living in a 2003 Dodge Ram conversion van and working a nonstop tour of America’s southeastern states. She recently played in downtown Melbourne and none of the laid back Florida locals were ready for what she laid down. She calls her music Delta Thrash and it could be compared to a very pissed off Janis Joplin (with RL Burnside on guitar) raging about how she needs more whiskey right damn now because she’s looking to get her a man and he better be a damn hard man. With songs like “Hillbilly Love”, “Smells Like Low Tide”, “My .22” and “Mississippi Thud” it sure doesn’t take long to figure out that this southern belle from hell takes no prisoners, gives no quarter, and just might steal your beer. If you can handle gettin’ your ass kicked by a whoaman check her out on the web, FB, myspace, and all the usual outlets. Buy a record while you’re there – give a whoaman a hand. - Brevard Florida Live - April 2012 Volume 21 issue 2
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com