The City of Des Moines will be rockin’ when the boys of ‘Left Hand Smoke‘ perform at the Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest (we’re Sponsors) on Saturday, Sept. 10th at Des Moines Beach Park!
Since the release of their self-titled debut, Seattle rockers Left Hand Smoke have continued to collect accolades beyond their years: opening for major acts like Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw, the North Mississippi Allstars, Sam Roberts; jamming with members of Pearl Jam; television licensing deals with prime time shows (ER) and cable channels (Discovery Channel); and most recently, the band was voted Seattle’s Best Pop/Rock Band of the Year by readers of the Seattle Weekly.
Since 2005, the band has been fronted by brothers Ben and Will Mish, guitarist Ronan O’Mahony and Andrew Cloutier on drums. Left Hand Smoke brews up a blend of neo-soul and rock that is influenced by music legends such as the Rolling Stones, Counting Crows, Van Morrison and James Brown, yet remains original and fresh.
Enjoy a day on the shores of Puget Sound, listening and dancing to some incredible blues music, while enjoying a variety of fine brews from local breweries. Opening acts will include Little Bill and the Bluenotes, Rod Cook & Toast and the Fabulous Roofshakers with Left Hand Smoke, as the headliner, performing from 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm. Tickets to the event are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit the Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest website.
Here’s a smattering of some reviews this band has received:
“…a furious romp of smokin’ grooves and burnin’ rhythm and blues as kicked out by a pack of hungry wolves bent on dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity. “
Seattle PI Seattle WA
“American band Left Hand Smoke deliver an earthy brand of rhythm and blues harking back to a time when R&B was about love lost in smokey bars and dancing on tables under the influence of a few too many shots of sour mash.”
Play Music London
“…a straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll killing machine. “
The Idaho Statesman
LHS “distinguish themselves through formidable musicianship and a controlled looseness…and they find a nice balance between structure, discipline, and playfulness. LHS are a band to keep an eye on.”
“The music is unique, combining funk, jazz, and rock, with a huge dose of soul on top. No matter what they were playing, it just oozed soul.”
“Listen to their three albums and it’s clear the band has plenty of punch right from the start.”
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
“Get What You Deserve” is another Mish-McDonald one-two punch; Mish’s roadhouse ivory-pounding and his brother’s rousing guitar makes for a shouter that could be a cover of an unreleased Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels tune.”
“Left Hand Smoke has earned a reputation for romping live shows and a loyal following in the college towns of the Northwest.”
Seattle P-I AP Wire
Here are some videos of the band in action to give you an idea of what to expect:
Here are the event details:
Tickets are $25 in advance (buy them online now here); $30 at the gate. Six tasting tokens included with the price of admission. Cash only at the event; credit cards will accepted on a limited basis.
This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend and no pets will be allowed inside the event. No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed. There will be plenty of free parking in the Des Moines Marina.
WHAT: 2011 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 10th from Noon – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Des Moines Beach Park.
COST: BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE – tickets are just $25 in advance; $30 at the gate. Six tasting tokens included with the price of admission. Cash only at the event; credit cards will accepted on a limited basis.
INFO: This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend and no pets will be allowed inside the event. No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed. There will be plenty of free parking in the Des Moines Marina.