Phantom Blues Band with the Monophonics - July 20

Phantom Blues Band will join the Olathe Free Summer Concert Series on July 20

The Phantom Blues Band was formed as a studio band to backup Taj Mahal on his CD, ‘Dancin’ the Blues’. The association with Taj produced several more recordings including the Grammy winning ‘Senor Blues’ and ‘Shouting in Key’. Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band were recipients of the 2001 W.C Hand Award as Band of the Year.
Having spent many years as part of the Texas blues community, the members of the Phantom Blues Band backed and recorded with many blues greats including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush.
The Phantom Blues Band members are all in their own right successful session players, producers, arrangers, composers, songwriters and recording artists.

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Monophonics are described as Psychedelic Soul which mixes the characteristics of Soul with Psychedelic Rock. It came to prominence in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s, playing a major role in the development of Soul and Funk music.
Over the past seven years, they have staked their claim as one of California’s premier band’s. Raised amid the Bay Area’s rich musical culture, Monophonics has proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown which flourished during the birth of psychedelia.
Monophonics have completed their third album lacing the sounds of the late 60’s/early 70’s dark psych soul with fuzz guitars, analog tape echo and reverbs, vintage keyboards, hard-driving drums and bass, funky horns and gritty vocals, which is a sonic testimony to the evolution of this six-piece unit. As a mainstay of San Francisco the Monophonics have created a national buzz and fervent local following.

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The Monophonics will bring their unique sound to Olathe on July 20 at the Olathe Free Summer Concert Series