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The Blasters
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Friday, February 16th
American Music Since 1979- vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman, bassist John Bazz, and guitarist Keith Wyatt
8:30 PM, Doors Open 7:30 PM, $25, Day of tickets available after 4pm at Moe's or by calling 831 479-1854

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Moe's Alley presents THE BLASTERS for their long awaited return.  Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat supports.

VIDEO- "I'm Shakin'" 1981

VIDEO- "Marie Marie" 1985

VIDEO "Leave My Money Alone" 2010

ABOUT THE BLASTERS - From early days growing up in the southeast Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California under the tutelage of T-Bone Walker and Big Joe Turner to their emergence as central figures in the eclectic LA punk/rock scene of the early ‘80s to their current status as internationally-renowned influences in their own right, the Blasters have spent their lives exploring and expressing the deep and diverse musical legacy that is best described by the title of their first album: American Music.

A performance by today’s Blasters––vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman, bassist John Bazz, and guitarist Keith Wyatt––reflects influences that range from George Jones and Carl Perkins to Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Bo Diddley. The band’s 1980 debut album American Music (Rollin’ Rock) was a powerful collection of fresh, distinctive performances that shattered the artificial boundaries between blues, rockabilly, country, R&B and rock & roll. The next three albums for Slash/Warner Bros. (The Blasters, Non-Fiction, and Hard Line) increasingly featured the unique songwriting voice of original guitarist Dave Alvin as the band’s lineup expanded to include pianist Gene Taylor plus saxophonists Steve Berlin and New Orleans legend Lee Allen (“the man who put a saxophone in rock & roll”). As the Blasters’ fame grew, they began to draw accolades from artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and Queen, and in turn the band encouraged and supported still up-and-coming LA musical peers such as Dwight Yoakum and Los Lobos

In 1986, Dave Alvin left the band to pursue a solo career, and over the next decade a series of renowned guitarists including Billy Zoom, Michael “Hollywood Fats” Mann, Greg “Smokey” Hormel, and James Intveld filled the position. Phil Alvin simultaneously expanded his own musical efforts with the release of two acclaimed solo albums, Unsung Stories (Slash/Warner) in 1986 and County Fair 2000 (Hightone) in 1994.

In 1996, current guitarist Keith Wyatt joined the lineup and the Blasters continued touring steadily in the US and Europe before returning to the studio in 2004 to record 4-11-44 (Rainman). After the departure of drummer Jerry Angel, the band reunited with original member Bill Bateman and subsequently released their 2012 CD Fun on Saturday Night (Rip Cat).  Meanwhile, the Blasters’ catalog was renewed with reissues of American Music along with two Slash/Warner compilations (Testament and The Blasters Collection) and the live recordings Trouble Bound and Going Home Live (Shout Factory).

Blasters shows have been described as “a cross between Creedence and the Clash,” with a display of passion and energy only deepened by decades of experience. For all of the ways in which the world has changed in the past few decades, one thing is still guaranteed: the Blasters play American Music.

ABOUT JAKE NIELSEN'S TRIPLE THREAT-

Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat is a little bit of Stevie Ray Vaughan. a little bit of the Chilli Peppers and a little bit of Sublime.  Together these 3 Men have become a Triple Threat to the music scene!  They are a genre bending group with the ability to entertain any crowd in front of them, no matter what age.  Front man Jake Nielsen has been inspiring people with his talent and ability to rise above all obstacles since he was very young.
Born on march 29 1985. Jake was born with cerebral palsy, limiting the use of his legs. He was always determined to never let that bring him down, so he lived a very active life as a young kid and participated in every sport he could. He played wheelchair basketball, and was the inspiration to start a baseball league for children with special needs.
Jake comes from a family that has a long line of professional cowboys. He grew up in the rodeo scene and wanted to ride calves at a very young age. He was the only cowboy that couldn’t walk and was an instant hit. Soon he was sponsored to ride all over the west coast and made a lot of buzz in the media. There were newspaper articles and magazine write ups on him, he gained a lot of respect and inspired a lot of people at a very young age. He did this until he was 13 years old.
 
Sometime during his adolescence he discovered music. He was 15 when he first started playing guitar, and caught on very quickly. He was 17 when he formed his first reggae/rock band FUBAR. Together this band accomplished a lot. They played in many different festivals, and opened up for many great bands like Passafire, Ballyhoo, Opio, Isreal Vibrations, Mike Pinto, Rebelution and many more. They won the Monterey Battle of the Bands in 2007 and a Swagg Award for best reggae album in 2010. Things didn't work out for FUBAR, they parted ways in 2010, but Jake stayed busy playing with many local talented musicians and attending Pro Jams while recording his first solo album "Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat" with is music mentors Chris Weinress and Derrick (D'Mar) Martin which is available on Itunes.  Generating a lot of attention for his live performance, with so much energy and funk you have to get out of your seat and dance!  With this album Jake played all over California, opened for big names such as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers and Travis Warren of Blind Melon.  And also making his international debut in Canada,   Also his song 'Drinkn Blues' was featured in a short film called Bondi Blues with Dan Aykroyd.
 
These days Jake is touring with Kyle Talty on drums and Dave Richard Palmer The Third on bass, two of his oldest jamming buddies.  Together these three have accomplished many great things!  And also bringing back his reggae roots between the funk and blues!   But the style they have never changes,  its always an 'In your face' style, guaranteed to make you get up and dance! Working with Kyle and Dave, they have opened for big names such as Collie Buddz, Shwayze, The Holdup, Indigenous and Papa Mali. They have also headlined festivals, have made appearances on T.V, magazine and newspaper articles and radio shows, and have many monthly show dates at big name clubs in the Bay Area. 
*Triple Threats new album #DoWork is now available on all major music distribution sites!*
Jake has been featured on the radio, tv shows, newspapers and magazine articles for his music, but also for being an inspiration to people. guaranteed you will hear more from him!
 

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