Phantom Blues Band featuring Mike Finnigan
Sat, March 4, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Cotillion Ballroom
$25 Advance - $30 Day of Show
This event is all ages
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text BLUES to 49798 updates and chances at FREE tickets! The Check Room is open during events to check your coats, hats and purses.http://www.thecotillion.com/event/1390975/
After circling the globe playing major Blues and Jazz Festivals in Europe, Japan and Australia with Taj Mahal, The Phantom Blues Band released their first CD, ‘Limited Edition’ in 2003. This was followed by ‘Out of the Shadows’ and the soon to be released ‘Footprints’, both available on Delta Groove.
Having spent many years as part of the Texas blues community, the members of the Phantom Blues Band backed and recorded with many blues greats including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush.
The Phantom Blues Band members are all in their own right successful session players, producers, arrangers, composers, songwriters and recording artists.
The Phantom Blues Band continues to work dates on their own and occasional special shows with Taj Mahal.
To learn more about the Phantom Blues Band visit their website: www.phantombluesband.com
Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother. In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003. Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster producing vintage-correct tones, Eric has been kickstarting the engine left idling by guitar players of the past ever since.
Known as one of the hardest working musicians in Austin, Eric Tessmer continues to travel the U.S., Canada and Europe. Creating his own brand of blues-rock soul-chedelic sound, he has electrified festivals such as Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest, and MusikFest with dialed-in precision and delivered polished performances at clubs, pubs and venues across the land. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte, Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples.
"This guitar prodigy plays like a man possessed." – Boston Globe
"Tessmer holds a nightly clinic, a sermon if you will, in Strat manipulation." – Rank & Revue
"Tessmer is the real deal.' – Austinist