|Josh Garrett/Ben Prestage- Bamboo Room|| |
|Friday, August 03, 2012, 07:00pm - 11:59pm|
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9pm
General Admission: $12.00 Premium Seat $15.00
Born in New Roads, LA in July 1979, and raised in the bayou town of Houma, LA, Josh Garrett has been entertaining audience all over the country for the last five years with his own style of Louisiana Blues. Garrett's style is a mixture of LA Blues, New Orleans Funk, Zydeco, and Rock ‘n' Roll. "I'm drawn to all things Louisiana, it's my culture and I try to embrace it," says Garrett. He received an old acoustic guitar from his father when he was eleven years old. "[The guitar] was an old '76 Alvarez. It was his guitar and he gave it to me. I was glad to get it and I haven't put it down since." says Garrett. There is only one band between here and New Orleans who can mix Blues with jazz, reggae with rock, and country with funk and soul to produce something alive and completely new, Josh Garrett an amazing musician and he's an excellent performer. He's charismatic, fun, and really knows how to work the crowd. If you go to see Josh Garrett and the Bottom Line you will definitely have an amazing time, especially if you love the blues. Born the grandson of a Mississippi sharecropper, Ben Prestage has been soaked in Blues tradition and Mississippi culture since birth. Growing up in the swamps of south central Florida, Prestage began to mix Mississippi Country Blues with his own brand of Florida Swamp Blues. This muddy- water- meets- black- water stew has led him to perform from California to the Carolinas to the Florida Keys, in large festivals, every kind of bar, and sometimes on downtown sidewalks. In his show, Prestage plays a cigar box guitar (made by Memphian an one-man-band John Lowe) which has stereo guitar and bass strings that can be played independently, at the same time. Then Ben added a series of four foot pedals that can be manipulated by the heels and toes of both feet to play a drum kit. The final result is Ben playing guitar, bass, and drums while singing his own brand of Blues which leaves bottles empty and dance floors full wherever his music takes him.
|Location 25 South "J" Street|