3rd and Lindsley
Thu, Mar 14 8:00 pm
Big Shoes is a Nashville Tennessee based "progressive" blues band who incorporates traditional blues influences like B.B King and Ray Charles along with tastes of The Allman Brothers' Band, Bonnie Raitt, and the Neville Brothers into their originals/cover song format. Big Shoes was originally formed as a "tribute project" to recreate the early music of the 1970's band Little Feat. As the band's following grew it became clear that it was important to carve out a unique identity. That was a fun and impressive journey that has culminated in release of their first album, "Shoes Blues" and most recently the critically acclaimed "Step On It!" album, scheduled for release February 23rd, 2018. Big Shoes members have played and recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Delbert McClinton, Taj Mahal, Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland, and many other blues-oriented pop artists. Keyboardist, Mark T. Jordan, was a band member on the Van Morrison classic album "Tupelo Honey", Bonnie Raitt's "Road Tested" live CD and scores of other albums that can only be classified as "music history.' Guitarist Will McFarlane has contributed to albums by Levon Helm, Joss Stone, Bonnie Raitt, and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Will resides in Muscle Shoals, AL and is in constant demand with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, aka, "The Swampers." Big Shoes lead singer, Rick Huckaby is an "in demand" session singer on Nashville's Music Row after being on the Warner Brothers, Nashville artist roster for 4 years. The credentials go on and on for the members of Big Shoes. The combination of talents is impeccable.