The Southsiders featuring Marcus Tharpe
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Hailing from Austin, TX, The Southsiders offer a wide-ranging songbook of Original Tunes and Select Material from artists such as B. B. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Sam Meyers, Ray Charles, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Roscoe Gordon and Nick Curran. The Southsiders are known for their variety and fascility of many music styles and can cater the show from Low-Key, Semi-Acoustic Format to Full-on Stadium Sound. Marcus Tharpe fronts the band and is definitely in command, delivering 'The Singing Goods’ from a ‘Gut Bucket Blues’ Shout ala Howlin’ Wolf or Muddy Waters or a Soulfully Smooth Ballad from Otis Redding or Brook Benton to a'Swingin’Shufflin'Scat with'T.Bone' Walker and'Gatemouth' Brown! Marcus can also take it ‘Way Down South’ with some ‘Bayou Balladry & Crescent City Croonin’ from the likes of Slim Harpo,Chris Kenner,Larry Williams and ‘Fats’Domino,to name a few. Guitarist Jeff Conti’s unique and dynamic musical approach channels the likes of Magic Sam,Otis Rush, Mike Bloomfield and Freddy King among others, to provide the Force and Stature needed to take charge! Jeff crafts Well-Placed Melodic Solos, among Lilting Rhythms that gives a Powerful, yet Tasteful facet to every number from Rumba to Rock & Roll! In complementary counterpoint, Eric Przygocki's dependable Deep Bass Notes serve as Foundation in All Keys, Defining and Outlining the Grooves, while Driving the Music Forward! Drawing verve from the tones of Willie Dixon, James Jamerson and Donald “Duck” Dunn, Eric P. ‘Holds it down!’ and ’Passes it all around!’ The Southsiders featuring Marcus Tharpe is a Powerhouse of Chicago, Delta and Jump Blues, Seminal Rock & Roll and Classic Memphis Soul and R&B that pleases music lovers of all ages! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BAND THAT CAN GIVE YOU A GOOD TIME, EVERY TIME - THE SOUTHSIDERS featuring MARCUS THARPE IS THE BAND FOR YOU!