Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things.
-Big Bill Broonzy

Mississippi Valley Blues Society Presents Zach Harris Band and the MVBS Band of Bands, Sep. 26

Zach HarrisAs part of an initiative to raise support for The Mississippi Valley Blues Society,MVBS will be presenting the Zach Harris Band andMVBS Band of Bands at Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th Street, Rock Island, IL, on Saturday, September 26. The show will start at 8:00 p.m.with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.Admission is $8 for members of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society or $10 if you are not a member(membership applications will be available at the door).

The Zach Harris Band is the 2015 Preliminary Round winner of the Iowa Blues Challenge and took 2nd Place in the Final Round of the blues band competition in Des Moines, IA. They'll kick things off with a solid fury of blues that you would expect from a longstanding, hardworking group that has been heavily influenced by Chicago and Texas blues, as well as old school Mississippi Delta blues.

In addition to the night's expectations, MVBS has put together a Band of Bands, bringing together eight Quad City musicians to create a full-size melting pot of blues. The Band of Bands was formed by drawing together members of different Quad City based blues bands that share a love for the music. Band of Bands includes Zach Harris, Hal Reed, Kellen Myers, Randy Leasman, QC Slim, Jamie Hopkins, Malone, and Ziggy. All together the eight musicians have been heavily influences with all of the national favorites - BB, Albert and Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Derek Trucks, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton – just to name a few. With such a collective wide range of influences, Band of Bands will have you well branded with what the Quad Cities blues scene has to offer.

"This is by no means a full slate of all the quality musicians in the Quad Cities," states Zach Harris. "We will welcome all blues musicians to join us in making this a memorial and profitable night for MVBS."