Canned Heat To Play Tahoe Greater Area
Tahoe.com Staff, 11:00am, 5/30/2012Special to tahoe.com
Remember the song “Going up the country?” Of course you do. See Canned Heat, the blues band that played through the 60s, as they visit one of Lake Tahoe’s great areas.
Carson City Harley-Davidson and Renegade Productions present Canned Heat in concert on Friday, June 29 at Jethro’s Bar and Grill in Gardnerville on Friday, June 29. Show is at 8:30 and tickets are $25. Opening act, Bootleggers start at 8:30pm. Advance tickets available through jambasetickets.com or at the venue. Hotline for more info: 775-337-8344 or 775-265-2215.
Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Emerging in 1966, the band attained two worldwide hits, “On The Road Again” in 1968 and “Going Up The Country” in 1969. These were inspired interpretations of the late 1920s blues recordings by Floyd Jones and Henry Thomas.
Canned Heat gained international attention and secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and the headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Canned Heat’s unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced many aspiring guitarists and bands during the past four decades. Their Top-40 country-blues-rock songs, “On The Road Again,” “Let’s Work Together,” and “Going Up The Country,” became rock anthems throughout the world with the latter being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock. Their cover version of Wilbert Harrison’s “Let’s Work Together” was actually their biggest hit as it rose to #1 in 31 different countries around the world.
This group is completely able to play the finest solos and yet are a totally integrated group which functions best as a unit. Right from the start, Canned Heat has been at the forefront of popularizing blues music.
Now, having celebrated their 40th Anniversary with their WORLD BOOGIE TOUR, Canned Heat is still going strong. Anchored throughout by the steady hand of drummer/band leader Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra (a member since 1967) and reunited with longtime manager/producer, Skip Taylor, Canned Heat is well on track to carry the boogie-blues it made famous, well into the 21st century with reunion concerts throughout the world again featuring original Woodstock-era members Larry Taylor and Harvey Mandel.