Harvey Mandell- The Snake Blues Style
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Friday, September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15
Legendary guitar virtuoso Harvey Mandel, aka “The Snake,” truly one of the most distinctive and innovative musicians, continues to perform throughout the world, captivating audiences with his inventive style of electric guitar playing. A pioneer of modern electric blues from Chicago, Harvey Mandel developed and mastered sustained and controlled feedback, displaying both extroversion and musical virtuosity. He has performed with many blues legends including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Albert King, and Buddy Guy.One of Mandel’s most significant session credits was his participation on Black and Blue, the 1976 LP from The Rolling Stones. His unique style is evident on the song “Hot Stuff.” When Mick Taylor left the Stones at the end of 1974, Jagger & Co. auditioned for a replacement by cutting tracks with various guitarists, among them Mandel and the man who eventually got the job, Ronnie Wood. Harvey Mandel became an immortal legend because of his role as a “heavy friend” in rock’s stratosphere!
Following his success with the Stones, he became a busy session player, with groups such as Love and The Ventures, and opened for Jeff Beck on his Canadian tour as a power trio with Jimmy Haslip, bassist for the Yellowjackets. He relocated to Chicago in the late 70’s and continued to tour extensively as well as supporting groups such as Roxy Music. In 1980, Harvey Mandel relocated to Florida as a member of the house band at Ron Wood’s Miami night club, “Woody’s,” with Rolling Stones saxman Bobby Keys.
It’s impossible to weigh the depth of influence Harvey “The Snake” Mandel has had on guitar players since recording the classic Cristo Redentor album in 1968. Though he didn’t invent the now widely used tapping technique, he was the first to adapt it to electric Chicago blues, psychedelic rock, and groove-oriented jazz, growing it out with his signature use of sustain. Mandel came up on the Chicago scene in the early ’60s with peers Steve Miller, Charlie Musselwhite, Mike Bloomfield, and Barry Goldberg. A shortlist of the blues legends he’s played with is arresting: Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Albert King, and Otis Rush. He was a member of Canned Heat at Woodstock, and auditioned for the Rolling Stones, playing on some tracks from 1975’s Black and Blue.
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