River City Blues Society Presents: Planet Full of Blues

River City Blues Society Presents: Planet Full of Blues

Fri, July 27, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 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.
Planet Full of Blues
Planet Full of Blues
The Band:
Johnny Ray Light - Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting
Brock Howe - Drums, Vocals, Songwriting
Ron Dameron on Bass and Vocals
Various Artists on Horns, Guitars, Vocals, & Keyboards.

Planet Full Of Blues - is a modern electric blues band based on the southeast coast of Virginia. Planet Full Of Blues was formed in 2008 by founding members Johnny Ray Light and Brock Howe. Although the band has performed regularly as a 5-piece band to include a horn section, the band’s current lineup includes core members Johnny Ray Light (guitar, vocals, and songwriting), Brock Howe (drums, vocals, and songwriting), and Ron Dameron (bass and vocals). The name for the band is actually the title track of their successful self-titled debut album. The debut album featured 11 all original tracks written by Light. In fact, the title track off of the Virginia based power trio’s first release was listed on the national Roots Music Report—Roots Blues chart as one of the top 50 blues songs in the nation for 36 weeks throughout 2008—2009. Additionally, the band’s first album received strong international airplay as well, resulting in multiple offers to perform overseas. In June 2009, the band performed as a co-headliner at the Blues Stock Blues Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. Recently, Planet Full Of Blues worked with multi-Grammy award winning producer/engineer Jim Gaines to produce their latest studio album called “Hard Landing.” Like their debut release, Hard Landing features 11 all original tracks written by Light and Howe. Since the release of “Hard Landing” in May 2014, cuts from the new album have received significant airplay around the world. In fact, two cuts from Hard Landing have once again made the national Roots Music Report, as well as the Hit Tracks Top 100 list.

Debut Album Released
Planet Full Of Blues released a self-titled debut album in August 2008. The title song on the full length self-produced CD remained on the National Blues Roots Chart for over 30 weeks as one of the top 50 blues songs played on radio stations all over the United States. The 11-song album was recorded and produced at Awe Struck Studios, Kansas City. The CD received many positive reviews and was featured on Blues Festival Guide Magazine's E-Guide E-Newsletter Sept 5, 2008.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org