Red, White & Blues will feature live Blues music from the legendary Tommy Z Band.
More about Tommy Z:
Starting out as a teenager in the talent-rich Western New York music scene, Tommy Z is a guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer/composer who has been described as a "blues treasure" Jim Santella (WBFO), Buffalo News and "one of WNY's best kept secrets" Sarah French, Blues Matters Magazine. Recognized with numerous awards over the years, including being voted Top Blues Vocalist in Western New York 2003/2004/2006, Top Blues Guitarist 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006 and also Top Blues/Crossover Blues Band 1994, 2005, 2006, Tommy also was awarded the Muddy Waters Award for Artist of the Year from the Blues Society of WNY in 2004.
In 2007 Tommy was honored with an induction into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. He has performed and or co-billed with some of the worlds' greatest in the blues/rock genre including B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jeff Healey, Colin James, Roomful of Blues, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Peter Frampton and many more including a tour backing up Grammy-winner and blues legend Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters Band).
The son of a Vietnam-era veteran, Tommy has brought a taste of home overseas to Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Japan, Korea, Djibouti, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Turkey, Guam, Alaska and other distant locales to play for U.S. troops on behalf of USO/AFE. Rolling Stone Magazine called some of these locations "The most dangerous gigs on Earth," and he is the one of the first, if not the first, Blues-based artists to tour in Iraq.
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