Kal David, Lauri Bono
Kal David and Lauri Bono are Blues legends, and just to emphasize that point, Ka...
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Kal David and Lauri Bono are Blues legends, and just to emphasize that point, Kal and Lauri were inducted into both the National Blues Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame on May 1st of this year. Join them on September 15th and 16th at one of their favourite venues, Blue Frog Studios, to celebrate this momentous occasion!!! What a well-deserved tribute to these two great artists.
Kal from his early start in Chicago as “Kal David and the Exceptions” with Peter Cetera, then “Illinois Speedpress” with Paul Cotton, forming “Fabulous Rhinestones” with bassist Harvey Brooks, moving on as lead guitarist and vocalist with “John Mayall and the Blues Breakers” and “Etta James”, proved to everyone what an exceptional performer he is. Whether it was laying down tracks or opening for, BB King , being on stage with John Lennon, jamming with the Allman Brothers , Kal was recognized as a legend in his field.
Then there is Lauri Bono. What an amazing talent! As Bruce Maier of Damn Good Tunes so eloquently stated “She is one of the most dynamic and amazing female vocalists I’ve heard in decades!...Lauri sings in a way that she can sound like soft velvet or turn on the gravel and guts - raising the old goose bumps on your arm…” Lauri had a stint with Bette Midler as a Harlette. Then along with Kal, sang background vocals for several years with “Etta James” and “Johnny Rivers”. She has done background vocals with a host of greats and as a lead singer she is unparalleled.
Kal and Lauri have had a very busy year touring around the world and in fact just returned a short while ago from Germany where they recorded their newest album. At the time of this release it is not known if the new album will be fully mastered and printed by the time of the Blue Frog concerts, but it is, Kal and Lauri’s wish to also make these concerts their cd release party along with celebrating their induction into the Blues Halls of Fame.
“As grand master of the Bluesbreakers, many of you know me for my long tradition of hiring the best blues guitarists in the business and I am happy to count Kal David as one of the best.... What a talent!” – John Mayall
The NUMBER ONE request we get at Blue Frog is “WHEN IS KAL DAVID & LAURI BONO COMING BACK?”
Kal and Lauri only make their sojourn to Vancouver once a year, so don’t miss out on this special occasion!
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