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Uncork the Music Presents: Terry Quiett Band
April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In just a few years the Terry Quiett Band has become a mainstay across America’s Heartland. From 6th Street in Austin…to the windy city of Chicago…through the mountains of Colorado…across the deserts of Arizona…jamming down on Beale Street in Memphis…wherever they go the TQB has won over young and old with their energetic and soulful sound.
Along the way they have forged relationships with Grammy-winning studio masters Jim Gaines and Blaise Barton. Between them, they have worked with legends of the blues industry such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Steve Miller Band, George Thorogood, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, Michael Burks and many more.
Jim, Blaise and Terry first teamed up on the 2011 release “Just My Luck” (on Lucky Bag Records) exposing the Terry Quiett Band to a national audience for the first time. By the end of 2011 it was listed as #74 on the top 100 played CD’s on the Roots Music Report Blues Chart for the year. They joined forces again in 2012 to record the live CD “A Night at the Orpheum” which received fantastic reviews from the blues world.
Then 2014 found Terry and Blaise once again collaborating with Blaise mixing the new studio album “Taking Sides” which was released March 25, 2014. “Taking Sides” features 12 original songs (plus a bonus track of the classic “Let’s Get It On”) and is split into two distinct sides. Side one showcases the rootsy slidework for which Terry is fast becoming known – while side two finds the band tapping into a bluesy, contempory twist on vintage Soul and R&B. Two perspectives from one of the most promising artists on the blues scene. The album spent 28 weeks on the Weekly Top 50 Blues Album Chart and reached #55 on the 100 Top Blues Album Chart for 2014 on the Roots Music Report.
During this time, the Terry Quiett Band has shared the stage with legends including Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Robin Trower, Tab Benoit, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bernard Allison, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, .38 Special, Dave Mason and Los Lonely Boys.
The grueling schedule and road trips took their toll on the band and in 2016 they decided to take a hiatus from the constant touring. Playing only a handful of shows since then makes each appearance special.
Being invited to kick-off the Uncork the Music Series at Wheat State Winery is exactly one of those special opportunities. Having it also in their “own backyard” only adds to the personal connection and should make this rare concert one of the “must attend” events of the year.