Howlin' in Arcadia
Blues rocker Todd Wolfe spends some Borrowed Time at ABC
By John Sollenberger 02/17/2012
Todd Wolfe, one of the top blues guitar men in the business, showcases some of his jaw-dropping musical skills Saturday night at the Arcadia Blues Club.
Wolfe started out in 1979 in New York City with his band, Troy and the Tornados, opening for such acts as Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman. In 1990, he came to LA to write and record a demo with a then-unknown singer named Sheryl Crow, but that musical relationship went nowhere at the time. Soon afterward, he hooked up with Carla Olson, formerly of the Textones. After performing with her and his own band, Wolfe reconnected with Crow to tour in support of her first disc, “Tuesday Night Music Club.”
After moving back to New York, Wolfe formed a new band and became known for psychedelic-tinged blues rock reminiscent of the 1960s and ‘70s, which he still plays.
Wolfe has released five CDs, his latest being “Borrowed Time.” Visit toddwolfe.com — John Sollenberger
Music starts at 9 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $15. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit arcadiabluesclub.com.