Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hammond B3 Virtuoso Ike Stubblefield Plays This Ain't Hollywood, Dan Walsh Opening

This Ain't Hollywood presents, on Wednesday January 23rd:

Special Guest: DAN WALSH


“The B3 organ at the hands of a player like Ike Stubblefield becomes a force of nature,” reviewer 2011 Savannah Music Festival.

Dan Walsh will open the 
show which begins at 9. He's
no stranger to Hamilton.
Says Walsh, "Lou and the
 people at This Ain't Hollywood  
have always been real good to
me over the years. They
have one of the best
soundman in the city in
 Doug Smith in my opinion.
And the room always has
a great vibe. I'm really lookin'
forward to the show with Ike.
 It's an honour for me to be
a part of a show with one
of the best organ players
in the known universe."

Ike Stubblefield
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Ike Stubblefield

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.

“I’m combining all elements of my 46 years of playing,” said Stubblefield. “My style’s kind of all over the place so it’s not a jam band, or jazz or funk necessarily, but it has all those elements.”

Stubblefield’s craft and ingenuity on the keys landed him a plethora of jobs within the music field. Always busy with a new project, his career twists and turns have involved writing and scoring music for commercials, TV shows and film; founding clubs in Vancouver, Toledo and Atlanta; and performing as one of the world’s premier organ players.

A fixture of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in the early 1970s, Stubblefield broadened his sound to fit the rock stylings of Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Rod Stewart and Boz Scaggs. His reputation as a musician’s musician ensured his spot at the top of industry insiders’ lists of the most sought-after supporting band mates.

After traveling the world as a performing artist, Stubblefield took to the studio in 1976, producing, composing and writing songs with the likes of Phil Spector and Quincy Jones. Other world-famous collaborators would include Jim Capaldi of Traffic and singer-songwriter/guitari st Larry Lee.

Following 13 years of studio work through the 80s, Stubblefield spent much of the 90s performing in jazz clubs across the Pacific Northwest like Vancouver’s The Purple Onion and Seattle’s Jazz Alley with his band Is Not Was. After relocating to Atlanta in 2001, he Packed folks in at The Roxy, Variety Playhouse and The Dogwood Festival.

After 10 years of fighting with cancer, Ike's back up and running stronger than ever. Ike Stubblefield is more than just a performer, he’s an artist in the true sense of the word.

January 23rd, 2013
This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton
345 James St. North
Doors: 9pm, Cover: $12

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