Ike Willis wsg/Micki Free

Wed. Apr 18, 2018 at 7:00pm EDT
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Sportsmen's Tavern 


326 Amherst St.


Buffalo NY 14207


716-874-7734 


www.sportsmenstavern.net


 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGqyoSQkMwA


 


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FRANK ZAPPA VOCALIST/GUITARIST IKE WILLIS WITH SPECIAL GUEST GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SHALAMAR GUITARIST MICKI FREE


Wed. April 18 @ 7pm


$20


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=hhZIbXEqTT4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=EAl9xxzXzOw


https://ikewillis.com/


https://www.mickifree.com/


 


Guitarist Ike Willis appeared on countless albums and tours with the legendary Frank Zappa, and recently returned to the rock scene as the leader of the Ike Willis Project. Joining Ike on the tour is another extraordinarily talented guitarist, Grammy winner Micki Free, who will be opening the shows for the Ike Wills Project at the beginning of October.


Both artists will be performing separate sets (and sharing the same backing band), with Ike performing the material from his two solo releases, along with doing some of the Zappa material he is most known for - with both artists uniting together at the end of the night for a finale.


First discovered by Gene Simmons, Free won a Grammy as a Prince protégé in the RNB/Soul/Funk band, Shalamar, and landed songs in Beverly Hills Cop and Footloose. Free then became part of the great 80’s rock band Crown Of Thorns (with Jean Beauvoir), who were a major hit on the European charts, before eventually reuniting under their names in 2015 as Beauvoir/Free.


Free’s latest solo blues release, Tattoo Burn, was recently reissued as Tattoo Burn Redux (via Mysterium Blues Records), and has been on the Blues Radio charts since May, usually never below #27 on the Top 50 Album charts and as high as #3, and has had between 3-5 songs on the top 50 songs charts.


Ike Willis was one of Frank Zappa's most dedicated sidemen - as both a vocalist and guitarist - and continues the tradition with reverent authenticity today. In addition to his own progressive projects and solo material, Ike continues to carry the Zappa torch by contributing to Zappa tributes and appearing at the annual Zappanale Festival in Germany multiple times.


Ike is proud of the superstar lineup that comprises his band, including guitarist JP Cervoni (Buddy Miles and The Babys) along with two time Grammy nominee drummer, Duane Waider, keyboardist Shane Cotter (The Chambers Brothers and Bo Diddley), and Robert Byrnes on bass who recorded with Michael McDonald.


Don't miss a chance to see Ike and his band live as they play it all!


 


Coming to see the show from out of town? Please visit our friends at the Adams Mark Hotel.


http://www.adamsmark.com/


Please call 716-845-5100 to get a special Sportsmen’s Tavern Rate for Concert Series Ticket Holders.


Or try the Best Western on Delaware Avenue


http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/NY/Buffalo-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-On-The-Avenue/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=33035&cm_mmc=PTI-_-local-_-feed-_-33035


716-886-8333


Please Note that the artists have a 3 hour window to complete the show. This does not meant the performance will be 3 hours in length.


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REFUNDS ISSUED AT DISCRETION OF VENUE LESS SERVICE FEES


 

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