Deep Ellum Blues Fest  Featuring Texas Getlemen

Deep Ellum Blues Fest Featuring Texas Getlemen

Matt Tedder, Bnois King, Ten O'Clock, The Texas Gentlemen, Bobby Patterson, Sput sea right blues revue, Moses Turgemen

Friday, February 24, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

The Door

Dallas, TX

$20.00 - $40.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Matt Tedder
Matt Tedder was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. His age can easily be forgotten when listening to his music. Matt has often been called an old soul because of his distinct style of songwriting that some say is reminiscent of artist such as Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, and Tom Petty to name a few. From the early age of 10 Matt was called a guitar prodigy by local TV news stations and newspapers. By 14 he assembled a band and started playing locally and internationally when he was invited to play the Thunder Bay Blues Festival in Ontario, Canada in 2012. At 17 Matt moved move to Nashville to pursue a full time music career. Shortly after arrival he was chosen to represent Nashville in the 2014 IBCs (International Blues Challenge), a gathering of over 200 acts to compete where Matt made it to the finals (top 17) and played the historic Orpheum Theater. Since then Matt has been playing locally and writing songs with some of Nashville's best. Currently Matt has been writing songs for his debut album that is planned to be released this year. After years of honing his craft and drawing influence from The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, and Chris Whitley, the album will be a mixture of classic rock, soulful blues, and modern folk.
Bobby Patterson
DALLAS, Texas — Bobby Patterson's life in music has had many facets. Whether as a DJ in Texas, a producer for artists like Fontella Bass and Little Johnny Taylor, a writer whose work has been covered by everyone from Albert King to The Fabulous Thunderbirds to Golden Smog, or as a recording artist — Bobby always brings the soul.

According to critic Robert Wilonsky, writing in Patterson's hometown Dallas Morning News, "Bobby Patterson, whose body is 70 and whose voice still needs an I.D. to buy a drink, sounds today just like he did in the mid-1960s, when he was Dallas' No. 1 soul brother."

Omnivore Recordings will release Patterson's first new studio album in years, titled I Got More Soul! "Life and death are in the power of the tongue. On this new album I speak to the old and I speak to the young," says Patterson. "This new CD is the real deal. The longer you listen, the better you feel!"

Recorded in Austin, Texas, I Got More Soul!, well, simply has more soul than any release you'll hear this year. Filled with originals and a few choice covers — including Sly & the Family Stone's "Poet," originally released on 1971's There's a Riot Goin' On — I Got More Soul! channels the past and brings it blazing into the future.

One of the major buzz artists from the roots sector at SXSW 2014, Patterson is scheduled to appear at 
the Lincoln Center Out of Doors summer festival in August, on a bill with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires and many more.

Patterson was born in 1944 in Dallas. He recorded his first session in 1957 for Liberty Records for L.A., which was never released. Meanwhile, Dallas label Abnak Records (home of the Five Americans of "Western Union" fame) signed him to its Jetstar R&B label, for which he recorded, doubling as staff producer and promotion man. Among his hits were "T.C.B. or T.Y.A.," "She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You)," "How Do You Spell Love?" and "Don't Be So Mean."

When Abnak folded in the late '60s, Patterson recorded one indie album and then produced and promoted records by other artists including Fontella Bass, Chuck Jackson, Little Johnny Taylor and Albert King. King recorded "That's What the Blues Is All About," which Patterson co-wrote.

His song "She Don't Have To See You" even found its way into the unlikely hands of mid-'90s indie-rock "super-group" Golden Smog who included it in their 1995 album Down by the Old Mainstream. The vocalist was Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

Patterson was also known to Dallas/Fort Worth residents as a DJ on R&B radio station KKDA-AM until the station's switchover from urban to Korean language programming.

Producer Zach Ernst, the former Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears guitarist, has served as Patterson's band leader of late, and was quoted in the Dallas Morning News, "I've never seen an R&B show, a more real deal, old-school show, than just being on stage with Bobby, and I know the rest of the world needs to see that. All I wanted to do was set him up to be revered and witnessed by a much larger audience."

"This new CD is like Lone Ranger and Tonto, like Cisco and Pancho. I come to you in mono and stereo," says Patterson in summation. "If I'm lyin', James ain't Brown, Al ain't Green, and B.B. ain't King."
Venue Information:
The Door
2513 Main Street
Dallas, TX, 75226