Roxy Roca & The Nighthawks

The Funky Biscuit & BocaVapes Present

Roxy Roca & The Nighthawks

Thursday October 12, 2017

8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$20.00 - $30.00

Special Dinner Discount With Your Print At Home Ticket!

Roxy Roca
Roxy Roca
No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel of peace, love, and positivity. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that 'happiness is a choice', sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s Cannon can deliver.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has grown in leaps and bounds in its seven-year existence. In 2015, the band had it's first official release, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy, on Stag Records. Recorded at EAR Studio in Austin with producer Lars Goransson at the helm, the record captures the classic sounds reminiscent of Stax, Motown, and Domino Records.

Most recently Roxy Roca completed the recording of their second studio album at The Bubble in Austin with none other than Grammy Governor Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Darkness, Toadies, Jet). With plans for release in early 2018, the band continues to play shows throughout the United States and will finish out the year with Roxy Roca's first ever Japanese tour.
The Nighthawks
The Nighthawks
Over more than three decades, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Their live shows are legendary. Founded in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972, the ‘Hawks’ were a roots band before anyone had come up with the term. Their mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, soul and swing appeals to a widely diverse audience, built over years of touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

The band’s current lineup features founding member Mark Wenner on harp and vocals, Paul Bell on guitar and vocals, Johnny Castle on bass and vocals and, on drums and vocals, Mark Stutso, who replaced longtime member Pete Ragusa.

In the dark ages of the early ‘70s, when there were only a handful of blues societies and festivals, The Nighthawks set out to bring blues to a wider audience. In their birthplace of Washington, D.C., they invaded top-40 dance halls and intimate folk-rock clubs, playing high-energy, danceable versions of Elmore James and Muddy Waters that won them legions of fans and introduced a new generation to live blues. After establishing themselves as the local openers for luminaries such as Muddy, James Cotton and B.B. King, the band launched a series called “Blue Monday” at one of D.C.’s biggest dance clubs, the Bayou. They booked and backed up the likes of Otis Rush, Fenton Robinson, J.B. Hutto, Louis Myers, Carey Bell, and Jimmy Rogers with Kim Wilson and Big Walter Horton with Johnny Nicholas. And they introduced Washingtonians to Billy Price, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Powerhouse and Roomful of Blues.

Thus began a musical mystery tour that is closing in on 40 years, spanning 49 states and a dozen countries. In between, The Nighthawks have released more than 20 recordings, including 2009’s award-winning “American Landscape.” Their February 2010 release, “Last Train to Bluesville,” recorded live at Sirius XM studios, is an acoustic blues romp that has been nominated for a 2011 Blues Music Award.
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/