Get ready for a night of blues when the James Montgomery Band featuring Christine Ohlman and the Sax Attack Horns and The Jam Factory visit the Warner Theater on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m.!
A multi-talented musician, James Montgomery has been an iconic figure in blues music for over 40 years. He is an accomplished blues harpist, vocalist, frontman and bandleader, lending these talents to his own band, The James Montgomery Band, and countless sessions and tours over the years with artists like Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, BB King, Muddy Waters. , Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker and James Brown. He also hosted his own syndicated blues radio show, interviewed, and played the music of many blues and blues-rock luminaries.
Christine Ohlman’s heart has been in rock n’ roll since the time she could walk and talk. She is the longtime vocalist of the Saturday Night Live Band, whose latest CD, The Deep End, has been honored on five National Top Ten lists. Ohlman’s legendary voice and stage presence (she’s known as “The Beehive Queen” for her towering blonde hairdo) was recently showcased at the 2018 AMA conference in Nashville, during the 40th anniversary telecast of SNL (pulled onstage by Jimmy Fallon at the afterparty gig at the Plaza Hotel, she ripped off the roof with the B52s as backing vocals!), Carnegie Hall’s tribute to the Rolling Stones, and more.
The Jam Factory is a tribute to “authentic” rock and roll, rhythm and blues, with a touch of soul, funk and metal. It is not a tribute to any particular artist, style or genre of music. This is a well-produced, well-oiled, pro-level music machine. Players have performed individually from the East Coast to the West, from Maine to Florida, and some overseas. Since their debut in the summer of 2017, they have been on theater stages around CT with the line-up of the fabulous Jen Vailmont of Naugatuck with her powerful voice, Pete Regis on sax from Torrington, Pete Hurlbut on guitar from Winchester, Roy Scaturo on bass from Milford, Tony Talmich on drums from Colorado Springs and the mighty Hammond organist, Michael Kerish, originally Binghamton, NY, now Torrington. This band offers the real deal and is one you’ll want to revisit.
For tickets, visit warnertheatre.org or call the box office at 860-489-7180.