Based in Northcentral Pennsylvania, The Blind Chitlin Kahunas is quite possibly one of the most bad-ass live bands in the land. Every performance, an evocative eruption of individual musical prowess and collective heart & soul. Rooted in the blues, yet prolific in a masterful infusion of soul, funk, R&B, jazz, folk, outlaw country, pop and classic rock influences ... creating a wholly original vibe with a strangely familiar tone. A "blues jam band" of immense proportion, even. Over 120 years of combined musical experience are brought to bear in every song, with an unrivaled sense of dynamic flow ... from heart-wrenching, spine tingling lows to jaw-dropping, ear-scorching highs. Searing guitar solos, infectious bass grooves, mesmerizing keyboard work, expressive drumming and truly soulful singing. Four exceptionally talented, veteran musicians and long-time friends ... finally united ... and having one hell of a great time.
Revered by their peers as top-notch players, the band features the undeniable talents of guitarist & vocalist Chris Bovard, bassist & vocalist Kim "Kimbo" Reichley, keyboardist & multi-instrumentalist Webb Kline, and drummer & vocalist Joel B Vincent. Over the years, each has worked with, played alongside or shared stages with a veritable "who's who" of well-known artists, including Bo Diddley, Popa Chubby, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Levon Helm, Tino Gonzalez, Joan Osborne, Henry Kapono, David Rose, The Pretenders, Buddy Miles, Davy Jones, Hybrid Ice, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Loggins, Randy Travis and many, many more.
As The Blind Chitlin Kahunas, they have opened shows for or shared stages with the likes of Tower Of Power, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Levon Helm, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Kim Simmonds, Joe Louis Walker, Tab Benoit, Hubert Sumlin, Corky Siegel, Ann Rabson, Dave Keyes, EG Kight and many others. The Blind Chitlin Kahunas are also two-time Memphis International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists, having been selected twice as one of the 100 best blues bands from around the world. And, heralded as one of the great unsung guitar heroes on the modern blues scene, guitarist Chris Bovard has the singular distinction of having his very own "Kahuna Signature Series" guitar, commissioned, designed & manufactured by Heritage Guitar Company (the original Gibson factory & luthiers). In 2010, the band hit #1 on the SoundClick Blues Charts, and their full-length original release, "This Old Guitar," has been met with glowing reviews, strong Internet attention and radio airplay across the U.S., Europe, and South America.
From smoky, little pubs to concert stages, the band never fails to leave audiences speechless and feeling touched by something special. With an always-growing legion of devoted fans, The Blind Chitlin Kahunas is a band not to miss ... a band whose musical virtuousity is rivaled only by their sincere passion in sharing themselves completely with an audience ... a band to be reckoned with ... a band that lives for the groove that makes people move. This isn't just the blues. It's music for your soul ... fortified, funkified & ferocious!
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