Rhythm & Brews To Host Great Shows All Weekend

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - by Bob Payne
Jimmy Tawater & The River City Showcase
Jimmy Tawater & The River City Showcase
- photo by Mickey King

Rhythm & Brews music venue will host three great nights of entertainment this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. In a weird, conspiracy laced coincidence, all three nights will each feature some of Chattanooga’s finest female entertainers, with Bethany Stump Kidd, Heather Kilgore, Katie Kilgore, Bexy Ribeiro, Tootsie Von Comare, Kat Almlie, and Janella Hayes. That’s some pretty strong company, right there. But wait, there’s more – some of Chattanooga’s finest male musicians will also be at R & B every one of the three nights. 

The Scarlet Love Conspiracy, with special guest The River City Hustlers will kick the weekend off on Thursday night at 221 Market Street in downtown Chattanooga. I recently featured the Scarlet Love Conspiracy in an article and really liked them. I have heard them 3 or 4 times, and they are wonderful. The River City Hustlers, another Chattanooga favorite, will rock the house first at 9:00 p.m., followed by TSLC.

Friday night finds Road To Nightfall finalist Pack of Wolves, opening for Bexy Ribeiro and her talented band, Decibella. The action starts at 9:30 p.m. Pack of Wolves is a blues/rock band with ultra-talented performers, including a sax player. That’s right, you horn lovers can rejoice, as both bands on Friday will feature some brass. 

Bexy Ribeiro brings her band back to R & B for another great show, as they will blend their great original songs, along with a few covers. This band features not only Bexy on her trumpet, but also the super-talented Jon Elliot on Sax. For the low-low price of admission, one also gets to see 2012 Guitar Player AND Keyboard Player of the year Tyler Southern show how it’s done. This band also features the curiously talented Jared White on drums. I say curiously talented because I can’t quite figure out how he is so darn good. I suppose it could be practice and natural talent, but I keep looking to see if his drums are triggered, but they are not.

Saturday night features the 2012 & 2013 Best Party Band winner in the Power Players, along with the legend himself, Jimmy Tawater and the River City Showcase, a band chocked full of All-Stars and music award winners. The Power Players will open at 8 p.m., followed by the River City Showcase at 9:30 p.m. Do not miss either. 

Tawater’s band consists of platinum record selling sax player Carle Vickers, original founding member of LTD, 3-time Drummer of the Year winner Johnny Smith, Chattanooga Music Hall of Fame member Tommy Lifsey from Overland Express on Latin percussion, 4-time Bass Player of the Year Jim Rhodes, Chattanooga Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Tawater, 2013 Guitar Player of the Year John Cady, Stephen Bearden and Keith Guillot on trumpet & sax, 2-time Keyboard Player of the Year Barry Wilde, and 5-Time Female Vocalist of the Year Janella Hayes on vocals. Jimmy Tawater reportedly stole much of the band from Bob Payne’s All-Star Band. Charges are pending, but the Sheriff has agreed to allow Tawater to play Saturday night.

Tickets for all three shows are available at www.rhythm-brews.com

Bob Payne grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Baylor School. He is the Entertainment Editor for the Chattanoogan.com and talent buyer for Friends Of The Festival.

Email Bob Payne at davrik2000@yahoo.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000.


Decibella
Decibella
- Photo2 by Mark A. Herndon

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