A blend of rock and blues—what can be better than that? And it’s even better when served with brass and sass which is exactly what we got over the weekend when we went to hear Giant Blue make their debut at the Chicago Bar in Tucson.
Musical talent is naturally a must in a band, but how the performers work together can make or break a group’s efforts. Giant Blue’s eight members, all talented, worked perfectly with each other to put out a vibrant sound that had the audience immediately on their feet and happy.
I loved the energy—from both the band and the audience. The horn section adds a rich depth that makes this group unique in Tucson.
Music ranged from Kathy Thomas’ exquisite vocals on Koko Taylor’s Hound Dog to kick-ass guitarist/vocalist Mike Walden ripping out songs like Santana’s Everybody's Everything. We thought the instrumental rendition of Lou Donaldson’s Hamp's Hump was exemplary and reflects Giant Blue’s celebration of music.
If you live in/near Tucson, don’t miss experiencing Giant Blue; their schedule is posted on their web site.