Delvon Lamarr fronts a unique 60s and 70s vintage sound soul trio with the sounds of the Hammond B3 mixed with tasty guitar lines and old school style pocket drumming
Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. With almost 50 years in the business, you may think he’s seen and done it all, but he’s just getting started.
He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder and Rare Earth. He lent his soulful R&B style to Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters and George Benson, and helped create the classic B3 sound that others would imitate for generations to come. In 2010, he collaborated with Grammy-winning Atlanta soul man Cee Lo Green, recording organ and keyboards on 9 tracks.
These days, the B3 icon and mini-Moog master stays busy jamming with Papa Mali in New Orleans, rocking with Big Hat in Nashville and producing out of his Atlanta studio. Drawing from his recent time with the Derek Trucks Band and years on the road as a musician-for-hire, Stubblefield is finding his true passion collaborating with old friends and bringing the loose ends of an illustrious career together on his new project, The Ike Stubblefield Trio.
Throughout his very productive and busy career, Red Young has covered a great deal of musical ground. While he is often associated with bluesy jazz, as an organist, pianist, arranger, composer, producer and bandleader, Red has performed jazz, blues, rock and roll, pop, r&b, soul and classical music while always sounding like himself. In recent years, when he is not touring with Eric Burdon, Red performs several nights a week in the clubs of Austin, Texas.
Followers of the hot and heavy San Antonio, TX, music scene could most likely not imagine life without this talented pianist, who is best known as the de facto leader of the West Side Horns. Although in demand as a horn section for a variety of artists as well as working on its own, this band traveled most far and wide when it collaborated with the late Doug Sahm, a Texas legend who grew up with several members of the Horns, featuring them frequently on recordings during this artist’s prolific career in the studios. In addition, he hired the entire horn section to back him up when economics of a tour permitted. Born Arturo Gonzalez and nicknamed for his habit of dousing his food with the various fire-breathing salsas of San Antonio, Gonzalez first played professionally with the country singer Bobby Bare while stationed in California with the army in the ’60s. The pianist then donned sunglasses for a stint with Sunny and the Sunglows, getting to record his first song on the piano, entitled “Golly Gee” perhaps out of sheer appreciation for the opportunity. He also recorded the song “Talk to Me” with this group, which made the top chart position on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1963. In the late ’60s, Gonzalez played with Little Joe y la Familia. Blues became a driving influence for Gonzalez in the following decade, but he continued working with rhythm and blues and doo wop groups such as the Bits of Soul and the Crystals, the latter band remembered fondly by anyone with a radio for “The Do Run Run.” Later he toured with the Coasters throughout the United States and the Caribbean until lured away by Sahm in 1974. The ensuing decades have found Gonzalez and company continually active on the San Antonio scene, to the point where taxi drivers will figure out where the band is playing in case a fare asks where the happening music is in town.