The BluesCircus

Sat. Sep 17, 2022 at 7:30pm MDT
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$20.00 - $30.00
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$20.00 - $30.00
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The BluesCircus

The BluesCircus is a 10-piece outfit, a classic blues revue, led by 5 incredible blues singers: Lionel Young, (also an amazing violin and guitar player), Erica Brown, Merrian Johnson, Diana Castro, and Peaches Embry.

The rest of the band is:
John Magnie on piano, organ, and vocals, and Steve Amedee, on drums and vocals, who both backed up classic blues artists like Earl King, Irma Thomas, and Ernie K-Doe in New Orleans in the 70s and 80s before they became the subdudes and moved to Colorado in 1987.

Eric Thorin on upright bass, and the Hallelujah Horns: Greta Cornett on trumpet, and Phuong Nguyen on sax.
The BluesCircus is dedicated to keeping classic blues alive, and presenting exciting new original blues from Colorado.

John Magnie

John is founding member of the Subdudes and Denver native. He currently resides in Fort Collins. After a stint in New Orleans where he met and came together with his most well-known band, The Subdudes, Magnie brought the rest of the band west and settled in Fort Collins during the years when housing was affordable and airport traffic was lighter. His soulful baritone voice is a familiar part of several of our most beloved music groups including Three Twins, Young Ancients, The Magnie Family Band, and most recently, The Del Shamen with his Subdudes bandmate Steve Amedee, Firefall’s Jock Bartley, Nick Forster from eTown and Hot Rize, and Eric Thorin, an in-demand local bass phenom. nMagnie’s songs are known for their uplifting lyrics, catchy hooks, and incessant grooves. He moves from funk to blues to ballads to R & B with a facility nurtured by influences from Professor Longhair to Doctor John to Jackie Wilson. His audiences are brought together with a compelling urge to clap, stomp and sing along for an evening of music that will not be forgotten.n nThe Subdudes are an American roots rock group from New Orleans. Their music blends folk, swamp pop, New Orleans rhythm and blues, Louisiana blues, country, cajun/zydeco, funk, soul and gospel with harmonic vocals. Their sound is notable for the band's substitution of a tambourine player for a drummer. The subdudes formed in 1987 through a music venue in New Orleans called Tipitina's.

Steve Amedee

Steve plays Percussion in the Subdudes and now alongside his band mates in Blues Circus. nnOver the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. nnLed by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass.nnTheir music features an intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music, not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any musicians. More than a just a concert, the “dudes” leave you feeling like they’re having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited.

Peaches Embry

Blues singer/songwriter Peaches Embry has been emersed in music since childhood. Her life journey through gospel, jazz, R&B and blues, has constructed a rich and diverse platform for delivering a full musical expression to her audiences. She has been entertaining audiences in Northern Colorado for quite some time, starting with the Linden’s era and has shared the stage with some of our nation’s finest blues performers

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