Roosevelt Collier and Friends Set to Invade Ace’s Lounge

Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton is the place to be tonight (Saturday, January 23rd) for flaming hot music on a chilly night. The DR., Roosevelt Collier, is bringing his friends along, and you don’t want to miss it. In addition to Roosevelt and Friends, Holey Miss Moley will be there to throw funk, jazz, hip-hop, rock and more at you — and perhaps a tease of their upcoming Parliament-Funkadelic set at the Little Econ Love Fest (February 11-14, Maddox Ranch, Lakeland).

Roosevelt Collier is one of the premier pedal steel players anywhere. He rose to prominence with The Lee Boys and is in demand at every venue and festival he plays. His shows are drenched in the blues and funk, but so many other elements pour out. He even boasts that he played punk with Mike Dillon (and I’m an ear witness! — twice!).rc jan 23 poster

He is joined by Anthony AC Cole on drums (and vocals and saxophone); his resume is also lengthy, including a long stint with J.J. Grey and MOFRO.

Roosevelt is gearing up for the fourth edition of Roosevelt Collier’s Suwannee Getdowns at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park February 5th and 6th, where he will be joined by S.P.O.R.E., Squeedlepuss, Lava, Herd of Watts, The Savants of Soul, Corbitt-Clampitt Experience, Ajeva, Vlad The Inhaler, Matthew Connor, Sir Charles, Zachy Nix, Cry Havoc, Booty Boo, and Bit Def.

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Holey Miss Moley joined Roosevelt for the second RCSG in July. The addition of two vocalists to the already outstanding jazzy funk band has given HMM even more dimensions. The core of the original band includes Christian Ryan (all manner of woodwinds and vocals), Jacob Cox (guitar), Kenny “Bonesaw” Harvey (bass), Anthony Morales (drums) and Vernon Suber (percussion). Morales is currently playing percussion while waiting for a wrist injury to heal completely, so Yral ‘datdudeondrums’ Morris is at the drum kit (courtesy of Come Back Alice). yy has taken over the keyboard duties, and Danny Clemmons and Robyn Alleman sing up a storm. That’s funk gettin’ ready to roll!

Kitty Mars will also appear, and there will be live painting by Colene Milligan. James Williams (PK!) is your MC!

Note: Roosevelt was scheduled to perform at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC Sunday doing a Hendrix tribute show, but Jonas has cancelled that show… and a lot of other stuff!

And… if you’ve never been to Ace’s Lounge, you are in for a real treat. It is a beautiful room for music with an awesome balcony as well.

Put it in your GPS right now!


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