Altered Five Blues Band W/ special guest Candy Cigarette
February 2, 2024 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$21 – $25
Get ready for a blues-infused night of electrifying music as Altered Five Blues Band with special guest opener Candy Cigarette take the stage at The Bend Theater.
Altered Five Blues Band:
Altered Five smokes, smolders and burns like a swig of good whiskey. The hip Milwaukee quintet is known for its strong brew of tough, original blues and hard-hitting live shows. Blues Blast raves that barrel-chested front man Jeff Taylor possesses a “smooth, warm-toned voice as monumental and undeniable as Howlin’ Wolf with the finish and flourish of B.B. King.” Downbeat declares stealth guitarist Jeff Schroedl “reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity.” Fueled by a rhythm section laying down the deepest grooves this side of the MGs, the five blues blasters hit the ground running 20 years ago and show no sign of easing up. Their sixth studio album, Holler If You Hear Me, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Chart and received three Blues Music Award nominations, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
The muscular yet limber rhythm section of bassist Mark Solveson and drummer Alan Arber lock into the full range of blues grooves from classic slow Chicago drag (“Holding on With One Hand”) and romping Texas shuffles (“Mint Condition”) to soulful R&B worthy of Stax Records (“Gonna Lose My Lady”). In addition, returning keyboardist Steve Huebler always provides a rich pad of lush harmony along with his own and soaring solos.
Since its inception in 2019 by then 10 year old identical twins Isaac and Lucas Deitz, Candy Cigarette has been bringing a unique blend of blues and straight-up rock n’ roll to audiences across their home state of Wisconsin and beyond. Playing shows at the Turner Hall Ballroom, Blues from the Top Music Festival, Summerfest, The Miramar Theatre and the Homegrown Blues Festival supporting artists like Jared James Nichols, Bourbon House and The Jimmy’s. In addition the group has recently been selected to represent the Paramount Music Association in the 2024 International Blues Challenge – Youth Showcase.
Doors open at 6:30 PM to give you time to find your seats, visit our historic lobby, concession stand and fully stocked bar! Show begins at approximately 7:30 PM