River City Blues Society Presents Blues and Brews with Tom Euler Trio

River City Blues Society Presents Blues and Brews with Tom Euler Trio

Fri, October 13, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

The Camel

Free

River City Blues Society Presents
River City Blues Society Presents
River City Blues Society is organized exclusively for educational, literary, artistic and charitable purposes. We are a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and perpetuation of the Blues as an original American art form.
Tom Euler Trio
Tom Euler Trio
Guitarist Tom Euler's powerful and thoughtful playing style has quickly led to him becoming known as "the young guy with the old soul". The 21 year old singer/songwriter from Hartfield, VA made his way onto the Hampton Roads blues scene after meeting blues favorite Bobby "Blackhat" Walters through mutual friend Brian Carmone. With encouragement from Bobby, and musicians Larry Berwald, and Rich Ridolfino, Tom was soon seen out playing with Bobby and the guys as well as the Jukes Boogie Trio. A few months later, he was asked to step in as lead guitarist for the Bobby "Blackhat" Blues Band.

Tom also heads up the Tom Euler Trio with bandmates, Mead Usry on drums, and Wes Mallory on bass. He is drawn to many music genres from blues, rock and pop, to celtic and classical.

In early 2014, Tom entered jazz legend Lee Ritenour's global guitar contest, the Six String Theory Competition. After the judging by some of the world's greatest guitarists, Tom made the finals, ultimately landing in the top 5 for blues players among entries from 48 countries.

Tom was happy to then go on to compete and win the Natchel' Blues Network's 2014 Blues Challenge as a member of the Bobby "Blackhat" Blues Band, earning them a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Out of 117 competing bands, The Bobby Blackhat Band was one of only 48 bands to make it to the Semi-Final round of the IBC. As a first-time competitor, Tom had the chance to meet people and acts from around the world. The unique opportunity to perform on some of Beale Street's legendary stages in the company of world class musicians is a huge accomplishment and an experience he is not likely to forget any time soon!
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org