Those Delta Rhythm Kings

Those Delta Rhythm Kings – JDC Photography,

Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:30 to approx. Midnight
North Stage

Those Delta Rhythm Kings have a style that loiters at the intersection where blues meets jazz – swinging “little big band” jump blues from the 1940’s and beyond. They are an 8-piece band with a high-energy, horn- driven sound that appeals to music lovers of all ages. For them, every show is a party and every party is a chance to share the fun with old fans and new.

Founded in 1988 and based in Lansing, Michigan, they’ve performed coast-to-coast in state, into Canada and as far south as Memphis. A long-time Michigan favorite, they’ve played a host of club gigs and festivals of all kinds. They’ve backed the great James Harman and have opened shows for Duke Robillard, Roomful of Blues, Pat Benatar and many, many others. TDRK has just released their fourth recording, Swine of the Times.

The band features Ray Aleshire on vocals, bassist Rod Aleshire, guitar-slinger John Davidson and drummer Jeff Shoup along with George Hirai on baritone sax, Chad Bement on tenor saxophone, Janell Christie on alto saxophone and Andy Wilson on both trumpet and harmonica.