Blues Singer/Guitarist to Perform in Clovis...Clovis -(September 29, 2008)2007 Blues Music Awards Nominee, Dave Gross, will lead a band of some of the finest blues musicians in the country at 8 pm on September 29 at the Lyceum Theatre as part of the Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank of Clovis. The Clovis Mainstreet Wine and Cheese Gala at Wells Fargo Bank precedes the concert.
Gross' creativity and love for the original blues and jazz masters brings new life to the music scene, resulting in a hybrid music form that combines blues from the 40's and 50's with swing from the 30's and 40's. His musical abilities have been described as being "so amazing, it's scary." He is a world-class guitarist who seamlessly moves from Chicago blues to swing to rockabilly to gypsy jazz and beyond. As a singer, he skillfully handles styles from Mississippi Delta blues to standards. As a songwriter, Gross pens interesting melodies surrounding mature, heartfelt lyrics that belie his age. As a performer, he has an electrifying presence that has won him a growing legion of fans who believe that he is one of the top players in the country.
Despite his young age (22), Gross has already shared stages with such national blues artists and legends as Hubert Sumlin, Duke Robillard, Popa Chubby, Debbie Davies, Bettye LaVette, Doug "Mr. Low" James, Dennis Gruenling & Jumptime and Big Ed Sullivan. His influences include T-Bone Walker, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Charlie Christian, BB King, Duke Robillard, Ray Charles and Jimmie Vaughan, to name a few.
Gross' extraordinary talents are showcased in his second album "Take The Gamble." The album highlights his diverse guitar and writing style, touching upon traditional and contemporary blues, swing, country, jazz and rock. It features special guests Duke Robillard, Doug James, Dennis Gruenling, Al Basile, and Doña Oxford.
Saturday, September 29 8 pm, Lyceum Theatre Tickets: $20 General Admission $15 Seniors/Military/Students Tickets are available at the CCC Cashier's Windows or at the door the evening of the performance (pending availability).
For more information, please call 769-4956.
Interviews: Christy Mendoza, Cultural Arts Director, 769.4950