Mitch Ryder w/ Monica Robbins

Sat. Jul 21, 2012 at 8:00pm EDT
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$22.00 - $25.00
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$22.00 - $25.00
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Mitch Ryder w/ Monica Robbins

Mitch Ryder w/ Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings
Headlining the 4th annual Blues Fest
Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at The Kent Stage
w/ Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings

High octane, turbo, high performance, super charged MITCH RYDER & The Detroit Wheels didn't need to hail from the Motor City for those adjectives to be tossed their way, but it was certainly appropriate that they called Motown home. It was Mitch and The Wheels who served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul factory and the high energy, take no prisoners rock 'n' roll that would roar out of Detroit via Iggy & The Stooges, MC5, Ted Nugent and Bob Seger. With Ryder, it wasn't attitude or public outrage or politics that generated the charge you could simply hear it in the music. Ryder hit during the mid-'60s when AM radio was going through a golden era courtesy of Motown, Stax, the British Invasion, Aretha, JB, and any number of garage band one-hit wonders. But no one on the radio then could match Mitch and company for pure visceral excitement, no one else could make the hair stand up on the back of your neck and a wild-eyed gleam creep into your eyes because you just know that SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings has been rocking Cleveland since 1998, and features the blues, soul, and rock hits of the last four decades and much more.
The band has opened for legendary acts such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Temptations, Eddie Money and Hall and Oates.
Band members feature Monica Robins on lead vocals, the heart-pounding shredding of lead guitarist Ken Cali, the smooth bass of Dan Bowman, the rock steady rhythm of drummer Deke Kumler and the sultry lead and backup vocals of Luther Smith.
The Whiskey Kings appeal to audiences of all ages with their hard-charging blues, rock and soul.
The band has played many major venues throughout the region including Tower City Amphitheater, House of Blues, Nautica Stage, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio Derby/Thistledown and the Beachland Ballroom. However, the band can usually be fond in one of several of Northeast Ohio’s smaller club venues that cater to great local music.
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The Kent Stage - General Admission 175 East Main Street
Kent, OH 44240