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Revolutionary blues

New Blues Revolution takes over ABC

By John Sollenberger 03/29/2012

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Friday night, you can catch a blues-rock band that’s receiving rave reviews from critics everywhere as New Blues Revolution makes a stand at Arcadia Blues Club.

The band set box office records performing at House of Blues in Hollywood and pulls big crowds at other top venues around the area. They’ve also proven to be a top draw at music festivals and concerts around the country and in Europe. NBR has opened for a diverse range of artists, including Macy Gray, Leon Russell, Dionne Warwick, Rick Derringer, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Three Dog Night. That sort of diversity speaks to the band’s appeal to a wide-ranging audience. They were nominated for “Best Americana, Blues or Roots Artist” by the LA Music Awards last year.

The modern, soulful and rocking blues sound is propelled by the playing and songwriting of vocalist/pianist Bill Grisolia and guitarist Chap Cooper. The group effort leads to an exciting live show that promises a rocking good time. Check them and their music out at  — John Sollenberger

Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Blues guitarist Solomon King opens, followed by New Blues Revolution. Tickets are $5, or $3 in advance. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit


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