Akron’s ‘Highway 61 Band’
The Hog’s Breath Saloon
Akron, Ohio’s “Highway 61 Band” returns to the Hog’s Breath Saloon, playing the late-shift gig, April 17 – 23, playing the late-night gig, 10 pm – 2 am
The Highway 61 Band has not changed its commitment to the harmonica driven roots of rock and boogie blues.
The bands line up today features: Mike Lenz: guitar, harmonica, vocals; Pat Hughes: bass and vocals;Paul Labins: drums, vocals, and Bob Moughler: vocals and harmonica.
The Highway 61 Band was born on October 10, 2001 in Akron, Ohio, the creation of Bob Moughler.
Moughler decided to form a band that would focus on Chicago style blues and West Coast boogie blues, the music that inspired him to pick up the harmonica back in 1982 while living in Phoenix, Arizona.
Moughlere was influenced and tutored by one of the best harp players in the country and good friend, Hans Olson who still lives in Phoenix and tours occasionally.
The Highway 61 Band has worked with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Cotton, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, James Harman, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Alter Boys, Little Mike & The Tornadoes, Albert Castiglia, Mark Hummel, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, and the late great Pat Ramsey & The Blues Disciples.
Plays the Hog’s Breath
April 17 – 23, playing the mid-shift gig, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Mike McAdam is no stranger to the Hog’s Breath stage or his following of local fans that help fill the club when he’s playing, and this time around he will be bringing his pal Eric Holt to town and the duo will be performing as the Holt-McAdam Band.
McAdam is one of Nashville’s in-demand session guitarists and toured in the ‘90s with Radney Foster. At Silvertone Recording, owned by McAdam and Jack Irwin, he has worked with Jeff Black, Jack Ingram, Sawyer Brown, Flaco Jimenez and others on indie album projects.
McAdam continues to produce and play guitar for numerous artists, including Radney Foster. McAdam’s independent-produced solo effort, A Million Miles, was completed at Silvertone. The album contains eleven songs, ten of them originals, with vocal performances that may surprise those who have only heard McAdam’s guitar work in the past. The songs are insightful and the production is stellar.
For more information, call 296-4222