Monthly Archives: September 2012

Billie Holiday

Eleanora Harris known as Billie Holiday – April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959 Nicknamed “Lady Day”, she was the greatest jazz vocal and one of the most influential jazz singers of all time.  Her vocal style pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo, changing the art of American pop vocals forever.

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John Lee Hooker

August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001 One of the original innovators of blues, he developed a “talking blues” style as his trademark, often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style with a driving rhythm into his blues guitar playing and singing. As one of the most distinguished figures in blues, he was a great influence on future bands, such as The Rolling Stones.

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Coleman Hawkins

November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969 The first great saxophonist in the history of jazz.  He is strongly associated with swing music and the big band era; however, he played a role in the development of bebop in the ’40’s. He helped establish the saxophone as one of the most important instruments in jazz.

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B.B. King

Riley B. King known as B.B. King Known as the “King of Blues”, he introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist to follow.  He was the first bluesman to enter the pop mainstream and is considered the most successful bluesman of all time.

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Cigar Box Guitar

The cigar box guitar is a primitive chordophone that uses an empty cigar box for a resonator. “Guitar” refers to the traditional instrument and to a string bass. The earliest predecessors had one or two strings; the modern model typically uses three or more. Generally speaking, strings are connected between the end of a broomstick or 1″ x 3″ wood slat and to the resonator, the cigar box. Trace evidence of cigar box instruments exist from 1840 to the 1860s. The earliest illustrated proof of a cigar box instrument known is an etching copyrighted in 1876 of two Civil War

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Cathedral Square Brewery

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Cafe Ventana

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Diablitos Cantina

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Sanctuaria

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Hendricks BBQ

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