American slide guitar master Roy Rogers, Brazilian guitar goddess Badi Assad and Paraguayan harp and violin virtuoso Carlos Reyes have teamed up in a collaboration they call StringShot that was three years in the making. They just released their first, self-titled album and will bring their blues and Latin music to The Palms Playhouse on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. General admission is $28 in advance and $32 at the door. Student tickets are $12. StringShot takes listeners to an exciting new musical realm. The blend of these artists’ world-renowned art and talent has created a new synthesis of cross-cultural music with Latin roots, jazz blooms, and blues undertones, translating beautifully from studio recording to live performance. “I’m always trying to push the envelope, it’s conducive to great music,” said Rogers. “The Latin and blues conversation has always appealed to me, I love the rhythms and the challenge of a different genre. This is the first time I’ve gotten to explore it outside of a strict blues context, and it’s been wonderful.” Rogers is an eight-time Grammy nominee, known both as producer and performer for delivering critically acclaimed recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others. His career of more than three decades includes collaborations with Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Miller, Sammy Hagar and more. Rolling Stone Magazine named Assad as one of the world’s great guitarists. Classically trained and hailing from a world-renowned and deeply skilled musical family, Assad took her training and put it through the filter of Brazil’s Afro‐Latin heritage, evolving into an effortlessly graceful singer‐songwriter. She has received numerous international awards in her prolific career. As a vocalist and percussionist, she is a true innovator in both technique and performance. She has appeared in a variety of musical settings, ranging from classical concerts with The Assad Brothers to jazz festivals with Pat Metheny and Larry Coryell. Speaking of StringShot, she said, “Though our styles are totally different, we use them as a way to communicate our hearts out. In the lyrics process, we could feel that we take in life in a similar way, with day-by-day discoveries, with a lot of simplicity coming from the soul, and a love for music with a lot of freedom.” “When you explore a new combination,” said Reyes, “it’s exciting, especially when it comes together for all the right reasons, it comes down to the interaction.” This virtuoso on the Paraguayan stringed harp and the violin has often taken his instruments into new territory, both as a player and fearless collaborator. Classically trained, he has performed in many genres and configurations, including his own band, symphonies, and as a featured performer with artists such as Steve Miller and Arturo Sandoval. This unique collaboration takes listeners to an exciting new musical realm that translates beautifully from studio recording to live performance. Tickets are available at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and stringshotband.com. ]]>
Roy Rogers, Badi Assad, Carlos Reyes to bring StringShot to The Palms on Friday, Nov. 1
They just released their first, self-titled album and will bring their blues and Latin music to The Palms Playhouse on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. General admission is $28 in advance and $32 at the door.