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MY FUNKY VALENTINE with The George Howard at Playground
February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Groove with your sweetheart at MY FUNKY VALENTINE with the George Howard Band on Valentine’s Day in the HEART of Downtown Tucson at Playground Bar and Lounge this Sunday, February 14th from 6-9pm! NO COVER & full of funky drink specials!
Local blue and R&B legends The George Howard Band and Howard’s cast of MVP local musicians this Sunday at Playground from 6-9pm! Howard treats concert-goers tonight to a rare FREE show featuring blues standards, originals PLUS your favorite R&B and pop hits!
George Howard has been involved in playing the blues and R&B for over 25 years. His participation includes teaching, presenting workshops, photographing events of other musicians and being personally involved with them, from the legendary line up of blues greats, including: John Lee Hooker, Syl Johnson Louisiana Red, Bo Diddley, Charlie Mussellwhite, Jimmy Thackery, Johnny Lang, Albert Collins, Willie Nelson.
George has also produced and co-produced records on independent labels, as well as promoting concerts and managing bands. George has recently been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Tucson Music Awards Hall of Fame, and just recently to the Tucson Musicians Museum. George is also the President and Founder of the Tucson Musicians Museum.
George has been playing for concerts, casinos and private parties as well as resorts around the country. In the arena of blues and R&B George Howard is considered in the heavyweight division. When he takes the stage, the audience quickly senses that this band is something special. And when they hit the ﬁrst chords of their opening number, it becomes apparent that these guys are master musicians.
The words most frequently used to describe this band are high-energy, versatile, and unique. “High-energy,” because their love for their music emerges with each performance. “Versatile,” because they interpret an unusually wide range of blues and R&B styles and dance rhythms. And “unique,” because whether they are performing an old classics or an original, these individuals have a style that is very much their own.
The George Howard band plays all types of contemporary music with close blues and R&B origins, from Muddy Waters Chicago electric blues, Texas swing blues, and the compelling sounds of Motown. George Howard is the band’s founding member. As the band’s lead vocalist, George brings forth the band’s soul, spirit and humor. And when drumming, his chops propel the wide variety of infectious dance rhythms behind the expert musicians who are the George Howard Band