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Big Daddy & Red Hot Java

  • 2050 Oak Street (on the campus of First Presbyterian Church) Sarasota, FL 34237 (map)

Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.

BIG DADDY & RED HOT JAVA’s ministry of Blues is a true celebration of the human condition. It’s a sizzling brew played somewhere between Big Daddy’s hometown of Chicago and his adopted musical home of New Orleans. The Chicago Tribune calls Big Daddy & Red Hot Java “a delicious concoction of caffeine infused Blues!” HOTBANDS.com says “Big Daddy & Red Hot Java is fronted by three hundred pounds of heavenly joy and backed by a tight as a gnat’s booty rhythm section.” World Blues Review exclaims “Big Daddy & Red Hot Java’s patented ministry of booty quakin’ soul shakin’ Blues pierces the very core of your soul, and then sends you into a wild voodoo dance.” WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Station broadcasts “Big Daddy & Red Hot Java cooks up a wonderful Blues based roux peppered with Soul, Funk, R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop.” Big Daddy & Red Hot Java is Randall “Big Daddy” Webster on lead vocals and guitar, Barry Stephenson on bass and backup vocals, Joël Johnson on lead guitar, Larry Wilson on drums and backup vocals. Says “Big Daddy,” “We dig playing Blues… it’s in our soul. And it’s our mission to spread this ministry of booty quakin’ soul shakin Blues around the world!” Big Daddy & Red Hot Java has opened for and/or shared the stage with B.B. King, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, The Doobie Brothers, Huey Lewis & The News, Kool & The Gang, and many others.

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