Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Big Hank at the Blue Chair
Hank Leonhardt brought along some of the alumni of Tacoy Ride for a rocking blues night at the Chair. Hank's vocals and stage presence (on and off the stage) kept the audience going all night. He even took time out to deliver a personal 'Happy Birthday' to Kirby. There was cake and candles too....
Supported by Barrie Nighswander on guitar, Duane Smith on bass and Ken "Turk" Kirkwood also on guitar. I found it hard to believe there was no drummer - these guys certainly didn't need a drummer to rock the room. There was not really room to dance - but I sensed some of the audience was wishing for a dance floor. Certainly would have created some hassles for the waitresses (one of whom was dancing as she deliered the food and picked up dishes).
Hank and the boys seem to be ramping up - we may see more of them in the next few months. Watch for Big Hank.
Blue Chair website