Original & Classic Blues
Bresnan Blues Band
Saturday, June 14, 7:30 pm
$12 advance, $15 door
Food, Beverages, and Prizes provided
Bresnan Blues Band Releases New CD at OTCA
The Bresnan Blues Band will be hosting a very special CD release party and concert to introduce its brand new CD, “Party in My Backseat” on Saturday, June 14th at 7:30 PM at the Old Town Center for the Arts.
The new Bresnan Blues Band full-length CD, containing all original material, has been six months in the making, and will be released to the public for the very first time at this unique event. The celebration will begin at 6:30 pm with complimentary food and beverages catered by the fabulous Abbie’s Kitchen. At 7:30pm, the Bresnan Blues Band will take the stage to perform blues-inspired originals from the new CD as well as blues classics. To help keep your energy up, sweet treats and beverages will also be provided by Abbie’s Kitchen during intermission.
Food, beverages, and prizes for this event are provided courtesy of The Bresnan Blues Band. The concert performance is sponsored by Sedona Monthly Magazine.
The Bresnan Blues band presents powerful blues music with influences ranging from traditional blues, 50’s rock and roll, jazz, and classic rock. The band performs high-energy, blues inspired original material, traditional blues classics with a fresh perspective, and blues-ified songs pulled from other genres. The Bresnan Blues band brings together some of the most accomplished musicians in Northern Arizona and features Dan Bresnan on Guitar and vocals, Michael Reed on sax, keys, and vocals, Hutch Hutchinson on Bass, and Bob Sellani on drums.
Dan Bresnan has been a guitarist for more than 40 years, and has been publicly performing for more than 30 years. Having performed, written, and recorded across a wide variety of musical styles, Dan’s performances represents an expressive fusion of many diverse influences. Dan is Board Member and Officer for the Sedona Performing Arts Alliance, and performs regularly across the Northern Arizona and the Phoenix areas playing guitar, bass and keyboards.
Hutch Hutchinson has been gigging since the age of fourteen, and is strongly influenced by the playing styles of Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, Jack Cassidy, Stanley Clark, Larry Taylor, and Criss Squire. During the ‘70’s he was a member of Whisper, managed by Neil Smith's (Alice Cooper's drummer) mom, June Smith. He has performed throughout the Southwest and as far east as Texas and Kansas, and was a member of the legendary Northern Arizona blues/rock band, Dry Heat.
Dr. Bob Sellani (a.k.a. Dr. Bob) has played with the R.D. Olson Band in the 2012 IBC competition in Phoenix, and also Sammy Mac and the Monday Night Blues Band in Flagstaff. He is the founder and President of the Northern Arizona Blues Alliance, an organization dedicated to spreading, educating, and preserving the Blues. His recent projects included playing three local International Blues Competition events, finishing in the top three (out of twelve), with the Darrell Raines (Albert King Award Winning guitarist) Band, and King Muddfish . He organized and ran the South Florida International Blues Festival on the campus of Nova Southeastern University from 2007-2009. The event hosted 33 bands, including top performers Janiva Magness, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Joe Bonamassa. Bob is regarded as one of the top blues shuffle drummers in South Florida and has provided backup for Blues Hall of Fame inductee Matt “guitar” Murphy, BMA nominee Albert Castillo and two-time Memphis IBC winner Joey Gilmore.
Michael Reed was born into a musical family in Portland, OR. He is proficient on sax, guitar, bass, and piano, and has performed on the Portland music scene for many years. At the age of 19, Michael opened up for Elvin Bishop who ended up on his knees fanning Michael off as he played Tenor Sax. Later, Elvin Bishop invited Michael to go on tour with his band. After 34 years in Portland, Michael moved to Phoenix to start his own company, and joined the band “The Heat”. Known in Phoenix as one of the top classic rock bands, “The Heat” has opened up for numerous top-tier, national acts including Foghat, Pat Travers, Jethro Tull, Marshall Tucker, Kansas, Molly Hatchet, Johnny Winter, Steppenwolf, BTO, Blue Oyster Cult and Chuck Mangione. In 2000, Michael moved to Sedona where he has been a performing member of the “Grateful Fred Band”, “The Knuckleheads”, and Toucan Eddie. Michael is well known not just as a musician, but as a great entertainer. Michael’s music has taken him from China to Jamaica. He has performed throughout the Caribbean and much of the United States. Michael adds, “I owe all this to my mother, who taught me vocals and harmonies, and most importantly how to emote through my instrument and voice. It’s been an awesome journey so far... Thanks Mom!”
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