Rocking the blues
Corey Stevens drops in at Arcadia Blues Club
By John Sollenberger 05/08/2014
A night of rocking blues is in store Saturday night WHEN Guitarist, singer and songwriter Corey Stevens and his band take the stage at Arcadia Blues Club.
Stevens, a native of the small town of Centralia, Ill., started playing guitar at 11. By 15, he was playing and writing songs in his early rock bands. He eventually went to college and earned a degree in music.
He relocated to LA and began making a name for himself on the local scene. Juggling a budding music career and teaching third grade in the local schools was part of his dues-paying experience. Fans and critics soon began comparing him favorably to Stevie Ray Vaughan, a mixed blessing that caused him to push himself harder to find his own voice.
It worked. In 1995 he released his first album, “Blue Drops of Rain,” and his career began to take off. Since then, he’s recorded numerous discs, tours the US year-round and receives airplay on radio stations around the country.
Visit him at coreystevens.com.
Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit arcadiabluesclub.com.