Since starting his recording career as a blues artist with the critically-acclaimed 2008 CD Back of My Mind, guitarist and vocalist JP Soars has channeled uncommon influences into a signature sound. Anyone could simply list revered blues artists like Muddy Waters and Guitar Slim, jazz guitar giants like Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery, and uncompromising rock acts like Black Sabbath and Slayer, but Soars has lived the diversity-cutting his teeth touring and recording with South Florida metal bands, and learning the complex style of Reinhardt to continue to perform in "Gypsy Jazz" solo and duo settings. All of these artists, and more, color and shade Soars' blues vocals and playing, whether on his hollow bodied Epiphone six-string or home-made, two-string cigar box slide guitar. In 2009, Soars' unique approach paid off as he and his trio The Red Hots defeated bands from around the world to win the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Soars’ third studio CD, Full Moon Night in Memphis, which was released in the spring of 2014, has been receiving rave reviews across the board.
http://jpsoars.com/ | $15 Admission
4/25/15: VICTOR WAINWRIGHT
Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n' roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, entertainer and award winning piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleasure with soul to spare.
"Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s and last year's Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness." - American Blues Scene 2013
http://victorwainwright.com/ | $20 Admission
4/29/15: AMATEUR COMEDY NIGHT
Following the success of our first Amateur Comedy Night, Treme's Amateur Comedy Night will take place on the last Wednesday of every month. Comedians will perform from 8 – 11pm. Sign-up at 7pm. Bring some friends; Come to laugh! Stage time will be determined following sign up. Free Admission
5/9/15: BOBBY MESSANO
Bobby Messano is a legendary studio and live guitarist/singer who has garnered EIGHT First Round Grammy Nomination, released five contemporary Blues CDs, placed songs in major TV and Cable shows on CBS, ABC, VH1, MTV, and CMT, and had songs held by Eric Clapton and others. The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60's hit act, "THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT". Live, he has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and more... http://bobbymessano.com/ | $15 Admission
5/15/15: THE CHRIS DUARTE GROUP
Chris Duarte's guitar playing is steeped in the Texas blues, jazz, and rock of his native San Antonio. Dropping out of school at 16, he moved to Austin to pursue a career in music, where he eventually met John Jordan and founded his power trio, the Chris Duarte Group. He signed with Silvertone Records in 1994 and released his debut, Texas Sugar/Strat Magik, the same year. The album won him significant attention: he was named Best New Talent in Guitar Magazine's 1995 Readers' Poll and finished fourth in the magazine's Best Blues Guitarist category, behind guitar legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King.
Since that explosive arrival on the music scene, Duarte has continued to release exceptional albums, including Tailspin Headwhack (1997), Love is Greater than Me (2000), Romp (2003), Blue Velocity (2007), Vantage Point (2008), 396 (2009), Infinite Energy (2010), Blues in the Afterburner (2011), My Soul Alone (2013). His latest album, Lucky 13, has been receiving rave reviews since the October, 2014 release. http://www.thechrisduartegroup.com/
$30 Admission. Show begins at 8:30pm.
5/16/15: JACK'S WATERFALL
JACK LICITRA has performed with some of the best musicians in the world such as Levon Helm, Jimmy Vivino and Bakithi Kumalo as well as opening shows for legends such as Richie Havens, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pinetop Perkins and even playing for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Jack recorded two songs for Fast Folk Music Magazine as a college student in the 1990’s. He spent a year working closely with Jack Hardy as a mentor and playing bass for Jack at New York clubs such as Sine and The Bottom Line. He has fond memories of this period, jamming poolside in Maine with Richard Shindell and Cormac McCarthy. He founded the mythical “Waterstreet Blues Band” in Oneonta,NY in the 1992 and began touring the Northeast. He then joined Kerry Kearney to open for The Allman Brothers and Dickie Betts Band around the United States. He has played on over 100 releases for other artists and has produced many other artists. He has released eight CDs with his project Jack’s Waterfall. He performed on songwriter stages at The New Jersey Folk Festival and The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival where he once shared a tent with the great David Massengill. http://www.jacklicitra.com/ http://www.artspharmacy.com/ | $15 Admission
5/29/15: TREME'S SUMMER REGGAE SERIES
Beginning on 5/29/15, Treme will be featuring a new Reggae Band every Friday evening, all summer long. There will be Reggae Bands from all over the US and Caribbean performing. All performances will go from 9 - 12, with $10 Admission. There will be drink and food specials throughout the summer. More info on the artists performing can be found on our calendar. If you enjoy Reggae Music, make Treme your Friday Night destination all summer long!