The Showroom is PROUD to Present:
The Watts and The Shane Pruitt Band
When? 8:30pm (doors at 8) Saturday June 6th 2009
How Much? $10 @ the door
THE WATTS are a rock 'n' roll band in both the most basic, and conversely, most eclectic senses of the connotation. A solid dual-guitar driven lineup fueled with pulsing bass guitar and drums, THE WATTS have a style and sound to delight classic-rock purists, and the group has drawn comparisons to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead and Santana.THE WATTS is by no means a recycler of rock's yesteryear, however.
Comprised of four members who cut their musical teeth in the 1980s, and performed and wrote music throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, THE WATTS have a modern appeal to audiences and have also drawn comparisons to Sugar Ray, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime and 311.As diverse in their influences as they are in their individual personalities, THE WATTS contain elements of New Orleans-style funk, Chicago-style rhythm and blues and Detroit soul, as well as inflections of Jamaican-style reggae and flourishes of the Southern rock flavor indigenous to the band's Upstate South Carolina home base.
Visit The Watts' site for more.
Spartanburg has named Shane Pruitt its instrumentalist of the year for the past seven years running. Living and breathing the blues and gospel, The Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. Always experimenting with musical traditions such as Delta Blues, Gospel, and Southern Rock, The Shane Pruitt Band embraces the Jam Band traditions of improvisation and an ever-evolving musical experience. Picking up momentum with every performance, the group is driving towards uncharted waters while wowing critics everywhere they play. Coming off of their self-titled release "The Shane Pruitt Band", the band has made friends and colleagues across the board with their soulful sound. Having shared the stage with such greats as Johnny Winter, Junior Brown, Chuck Raney, Victor Wooten, Papa Mali, the Neville Brothers and many, many more, Shane Pruitt is a name well known among the insiders of the southern music scene.
Check out their site for more info.
The Showroom is Located at:
149 S.Daniel Morgan Ave
Spartanburg SC 29306