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Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat dates!
Jim Suhler, Vince Converse and Buddy Whittington just recorded a collaborative CD to be titled "TEXAS SCRATCH" and it will be released in 2013. Vince is a dynamic guitarist/vocalist from Houston, Texas, Buddy Whittington played 12 years with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers adding guitar and vocals. More details to follow soon.
Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top graced us with a visit when we played the Big Easy in Houston, Texas Friday, April 1, 2011. He sat in on 'Deja Blue' and thrilled both the audience and the band. Thank you, Reverend Willy G
Friday, May 24 &
Saturday, May 25 - Riverfest Farmington, NM
Thursday, May 30 - 21st Saloon Omaha, NE
Friday, May 31 - Friday on Promenade Sioux City, IA
Saturday, June 1 - Trempealeau Hotel Festival Trempealeau, WI
Thursday, June 6 - The Forge Ben Wheeler, TX (Jim Suhler & Jason Elmore acoustic) 7 pm
Saturday, June 8 - The Big Easy Houston, TX
*September 2013 European show dates will be posted soon!
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DALLAS, TX - Blasting out Texas blues/rock for over seventeen years, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat announce the February 17, 2009, release of the band's new cd, 'TIJUANA BIBLE', which will be released in the U.S. on Underworld Records, distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution. Produced by Jim Suhler and Tom Hambridge, 'TIJUANA BIBLE' is powered by thirteen original songs, plus unique takes on Elvin Biahop's "Drunken Hearted Boy" (with Bishop as a special guest on slide guitar), Rory Gallagher's "I Could've Had Religion" and AC/DC's "Up To My Neck in You". Additional special guests include Joe Bonamassa on lead guitar ("Deep Water Lullaby") and Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) on backing vocals (Po' Lightnin').
"TIJUANA BIBLE' was recorded at Ocean Way Studios and 1808 Studios in Nasville, as well as Audio Dallas in Garland , Texas. The album takes it's title from the notorious "Tijuana Bible", an old time pornographic comic book, typically "starring" famous politicians, film stars and sports heroes of the day. "No one is really sure where they originated, but Tijuana, with it's creative approach to all things entertaining, is certainly a good place to guess", says Jim Suhler.
Along with Suhler on guitar and lead vocals, the band includes bassist Calrton Powell, keyboardist Shawn Phares and drummer Jimmy Morgan. Together, they've ben terrorizing clubs, theaters and festivals alike with their flamethrower brand of blues/rock. with a major side order of the Texas border mythology added to keep it spicy.
The same take-no-prisoners attitude has prevailed in Jim Suhler's playing as a guitarist with George Thorogood and the Destroyers, with whom he's recorded, toured and written songs for over nine years. Suhler has often been included in many of the "Top Ten Guitarists" lists featured in several music publications.
Several of the songs on "TIJUANA BIBLE" are also featured on the 2008 DVD release "REAL TIME: LIVE IN TEXAS", recorded at Dallas' Granada Theater, which also includes bonus tracks filmed at the Kwadendamme Blues Festival in the Netherlands and in the historic Deep Ellum section of Dallas.
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The brand new Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat DVD, "REAL TIME: LIVE IN TEXAS", will be available for sale at JS&MB gigs effective immediately.
The DVD was recorded live at Dallas' Granada Theater last year, and also features bonus footage from our performance at the 2007 Kwadendamme Blues Festival in the Netherlands, plus additional performance footage and surprise guests.