Whoa Nelly - Two amazing performers in one evening. A Sunday Special Showcase you won’t want to miss! Founding member of The Texas Tornados, Louie Ortega!!!! And the award winning Bob Cheevers celebrating his 75th birthday and promoting his latest offering called “Bob On A Stick”…14 new songs on 128mb memory sticks recorded live over two weekends last year with 8 of my favorite music friends all gathered around a single AEA R88 ribbon mic at Moon Studio in Sacramento where all of us recorded so many times together. Its wonderful! Two lifetime musicians, and do they have some stories to share.
About Bob Cheeverssubmitted by Buy Tickets Online below
This is Bob Cheevers` 50th year as a songwriter. He’s written over 3,000 of ‘em. He`s the 2011 Texas Music Awards “Singer/songwriter of the year” and an Emmy winning songwriter who was opener for what was to be Johnny Cash’s final tour. His 10 commercial CDs offer a wealth of characters some of whom are real and others imagined. A seasoned, journeyman performer with endless tales of to tell, the road he’s been on has resulted in a fine tuned musical voice and the spinning of his rootsy, blues-flavored tales of life in conversational language of the heart. His Austin pal Ray Wylie Hubbard says “Bob Cheevers is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic, beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen."
Having grown up in the R&B/Blues flavor of the Memphis/Mississippi Delta then moving into the pop field of Southern California for 25 years followed by 16 years as a staff writer for a major country music publisher in Nashville and finally landing in Austin, Texas 7 years ago, Bob Cheevers has covered all the musical bases and come up with his own unique style blending character songs with those of personal experience.
The 2011 Texas Music Awards “Singer/songwriter of the year” with an Emmy under his belt and a stint as opener for what was to be Johnny Cash’s final tour, Cheevers has just entered his 50th year as a song writer and his 12 year of Europe tours the last one was 25 concerts in 30 nights this past november promoting his brilliant new “On Earth As It Is In Austin” CD. The result of his long, journeyman’s road has finds him having fine tuned his musical voice and having become an expert at spinning his rootsy, blues-flavored tales of life in a conversational language of the heart. His Austin pal Ray Wylie Hubbard says “Bob Cheevers is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic, beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen."
About Louie Ortega
Although best known nationally and internationally for his unobtrusive yet fortifying guitar licks and the warm, smooth vocals behind such groups as the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados (Freddie Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers and Doug Sahm), Louie Ortega can and does stand on his own as a singer/songwriter/guitarist.
With a career spanning more than three decades, Ortega got his start in 1969 as the front man for Columbia and Atlantic recording artists Louie and the Lovers. When the group disbanded, Louie joined forces with his friend Doug Sahm for a series of recording projects and European tours. His songs, such as "Little Georgie Baker" and "County Line," were mainstays of the group’s releases on Sweden’s Sonnet Records. During this period, Ortega also quietly pursued a career as a solo performer and songwriter in his hometown of San Luis Obispo, California.
From 1989 to 1996, Ortega toured extensively throughout the U.S and abroad with the Texas Tornados. His performance and translation of "Soy de San Luis" on the group’s first album helped secure the band a Grammy in 1990. Their CD Four Aces, released in 1996, features two of his compositions, "Amor de mi Vida" and "Mi Morenita."
He has performed with the newly revitalized Sir Douglas Quintet (Doug Sahm, Doug Clifford, Augie Meyers and John Jorgenson) on Elektra Records. He has also released two solo CDs: You & I and In My Heart, featuring a collection of well-crafted tunes that demonstrate Louie Ortega can take front and center stage with the best of them.