Salt City Spotlight w/ Stroke, Los Blancos & Ron Spencer Band

Funk 'n Waffles Downtown Presents:

Salt City Spotlight w/ Stroke, Los Blancos & Ron Spencer Band

Stroke, Los Blancos, Ron Spencer Band

Thu · May 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10

This event is 18 and over

CNY's Finest

Salt City Spotlight
Salt City Spotlight
Salt City Spotlight is a series of showcases featuring original music from and around Syracuse, New York.
Stroke
Stroke
Stroke. This award winning band featuring Hall Of Fame artist Isreal Hagan was formed in 1982.

Over the group’s 34 years, they have shared the stage with many music legends including Robert Cray, B.B. King and Carlos Santana.

What distinguishes this group from others is their vast collection of original material released over the years on albums, cassettes and CD’s. Releases include “The Real Deal”, “Accept No Substitutes”, “Stay Together”, “So Smooth”, “Covered” and “Bedroom Funk”.

STROKE’s TV appearances on Acoustic Café, Sound Check Live and All American Jazz helped to solidify their reputation as a tight music unit. Sound Check Live featuring STROKE was nominated for a Cable Ace Award. 1990’s All American Jazz was aired nationally on the PBS Channel.
Los Blancos
Los Blancos
Ron Spencer Band
Ron Spencer Band
For over 25 years Ron Spencer has been a mainstay of the CNY blues scene. He has lent his fiery blend of blues, and roots-based guitar playing to some of the area’s premier bands including Grammy nominated Joe Whiting, The Kingsnakes' Pete McMahon, Tom Townsley and blues diva, Kim Lembo. In 1996 Ron brought his four piece combo to national attention with their CD, Ron Spencer & The Nite Crew - Burnin' Desire. In May of '98 Blues Revue declared them "the best-unsigned act" He has shared the stage with dozens of national recording acts such as Rod Piazza, Charlie Musslewhite, Johnny Copeland, Kenny Neal, Son Seals and Little Charlie & The Nitecats. He has been invited on stage to engage in head to head guitar duels with such heavyweights as Duke Robillard, Anson Funderburgh, Bob Margolin and Rick Holmstrom. He has also toured with Chicago's queen of the blues, Big Time Sarah and Blue Wave Records diva, Kim Lembo.
Formed in 2000, the seven piece Ron Spencer & Jumpstart featured a swingin’ horn section, poundin’ keyboards and a blues shoutin’ frontman. In 2002 the band paired up with rock & roll and r&b legend, Jimmy Cavallo. Their CD, "Jimmy Cavallo - The Houserocker with Ron Spencer & Jumpstart" on Blue Wave Records was nominated in 2003 for the ultimate recognition in the blues field...a W.C. Handy Award! In 2006 their Blue Wave Records CD “Livin’ Low” won a SAMMY Award for best blues recording. Jumpstart’s next Blue Wave collaboration with Jimmy Cavallo, “You’d Better Believe It!” won them a second SAMMY Award in 2007. Ron and Jimmy have performed together three times to sold out shows at England's premier r&b festivals as well as the largest festival of it‘s kind in the world, Wisconsin‘s Rockin’ ‘50‘s Fest.
In '09, now a four piece group, they released Roller Coaster Blues an original collecton of blues & American roots music, winning them Blues Review's 'Sponsor The Bands' contest!
The Ron Spencer Band is Ron Spencer -guitar & vocals, Mark Gibson - vocals, Jay Gould - bass & vocals & Ross Moe on drums.
- See more at: http://www.ronspencerband.com/band_bio/#sthash.S4h5LS1V.dpuf
Venue Information:
Funk 'n Waffles - Downtown
307 S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202
http://www.funknwaffles.com/wp/