Sol Roots band with special guest Lil Joe Burton (of BB King, Junior Wells, Mudcat) perform at the legendary JV's in Falls Church Virginia on Sunday June 5.
Lil Joe Burton
Joe Burton, affectionately known as "Lil" Joe from Chicago, is the quintessential Blues instrumentalist in a class of his own. "Lil" Joe's career began in 1964 with the late, great Junior Wells. Joe's relationship with Junior continued for years but he also toured with other great acts such as, B.B. King, Bobby Womack, Joe Tex, Otis Clay and many others. He has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Midnight Special, Soul Train and a host of others. Joe is well known throughout Europe and the United States for his heart-wrenching solos and tasteful high-energy performances. His uniquely versatile approach to traditional and contemporary Blues is legendary. He effortlessly blends fat round tones of his trombone with various styles and formats of Roots Music. His recordings include (BB King's) Lucille Talks Back, Guess Who, Mississippi Seeds, L.A. Midnight, BB King & Bobby Bland for the First Time, (Junior Wells) Junior Wells Live at Buddy Guys Legends (which was nominated for a Grammy in 1997) and Junior Wells Live around the World. The Mess is On & Get Your House in Order with Mudcat.
On Tap Magazine says “he’s toured the world with some of the biggest names in funk and blues...He’s the fiery guitarist known as Sol, and his influences span the country, and the globe”. Whether Sol Roots is performing his unique blend of energetic rock, raw blues, or greasy funk- it’s all delivered with deep soul. Sol has shared the stage with acts such as Dumpstaphunk, Soulive, Jon Cleary, Booker T Jones, Eric Lindell, Walter Wolfman Washington, and more.
Sol and Lil Joe have both toured together in Europe, Australia, and the U.S. as part of Music Maker Revue. Music Maker Relief Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving blues and roots music and helping sustain many of the unsung pioneers and heroes of American music.
The killer rhythm section on Sunday includes drummer extraordinaire Scott Rabino ( of Tommy Castro, Johnny Nitro, and others), and bassist Andreas Holmstrom.
JV’s is a classic roadhouse venue that showcases high quality DC area blues, rockabilly and rock performers on a regular basis. JV’s showcases music every night of the week with Blues, soul, R&B, swing and honky-tonk bands all featured. Check the restaurant’s website for the always-updated schedule. JVs is located at 6666 Arlington Blvd Falls Church, VA