La Quinta Blues & Brews is excited to welcome headliner Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps to premier in the Coachella Valley at the 6th Annual event, performing from 3 to 5pm.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Teresa now lives in Los Angeles where she works with her band, The Rhythm Tramps. They have been working together for several years in the LA area and at blues festivals around the country, and throughout Europe. The band has been a featured act the last 7 years on Delbert McClinton’s Sandy Beaches Blues Cruise.
With the release of her new CD…The Bottom Line… on New Light Entertainment Records which is distributed by Universal Records, Teresa now has major national distribution and radio promotion, solidifying her prominence on the world music scene.
2008 Blues Foundation nominee for Contemporary Female Artist of the Year, Teresa has performed live with such legendary artists as Levon Helm, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Kirk Whalum, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Al Anderson, Asleep at the Wheel, Lee Roy Parnell, and many others. Her voice is featured on albums by Kirk Whalum, Randy Newman, Tommy Castro, Lee Roy Parnell, Walter Trout, Stephen Bruton, and Glen Clark, among many. She has sung for television and movie soundtracks; She and her band can be heard in the Disney movie, “HOLES”.
The Rhythm Tramps; Terry Wilson (bass, vocals), Billy Watts (guitar, vocals), Debra Dobkin (percussion, vocals), Herman Matthews (drums) and Jerry Peterson (saxophone) are an eclectic mix of Los Angeles based musicians who have worked with a wide range of artists including: Jimmy Reed, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Kim Carnes, Jennifer Warnes, Was Not Was, Johnny Nash and many, many others.
Together they have created a sound that is funky and greasy, where New Orleans meets Texas Blues and everyone has a good time. As one listener put it: “There are no clichés in this band.”
La Quinta Blues & Brews, Saturday, November 17th 11am to 5pm, (gates open at 10:30am) at La Quinta Civic Center Campus, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA. Tickets are $20 at the gate. Bring lawn chairs, blankets for lawn seating, but no pets, coolers allowed. Over 30 craft beers, great food and wine available.
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