Tom Rigney, the fiery, electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that generates enough heat and energy to ignite a dance floor or lift an audience to its feet. Now into his second decade as the leader of Flambeau, the flamboyant Rigney has leapt dramatically into the spotlight as a performer and as a composer. Flambeau showcases his passionate, virtuoso fiddling, his commanding, charismatic stage presence, his range and originality as a composer, and, of course, those notorious red boots!
Posted: May-25-2011
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One of the Bay Area's most formidable bands--a roots-powered sound which freely mingles Cajun influences with Neur Orleans R&8, jazz, traditional lrish music and rocK
— San Jose Mercury News
Posted: May-16-2011
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Tom's great new disc of Old Time Blues and Old Time Country Blues is finally out! This new blues CD, the long awaited sequel to "A Blue Thing" is an all acoustic collection of great songs, both original and traditional. Among the featured musicians are slide guitar great Roy Rogers, harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo, resonphonic guitar master Bob Brozman, boogie woogie piano queen Caroline Dahl, vocalist and bassist Steve Parks, and acoustic guitar/mandolinist Dix Bruce.

The repertoire includes blues classics like "Drivin' that Thing", "Shake Rattle and Roll", and the Fred MacDowell tune "It's a Blessing", as well as new Rigney originals like "Back Porch Blues" and "Happy Home".

The sound of the disc is warm and acoustic, with Tom's violin singing the blues alongside slide guitars, harmonicas, and acoustic guitars, with a cooking rhythm section on every track. Tom's singing is rich and expressive and adds to the organic sound of this brilliant new CD.

On August 29, 2009, "Back Porch Blues" hit the Number 1 spot on XM/Sirius Radio's Bluesville chart, "B.B. King's Top Bluesville Picks to Click"! After climbing the Top 15 chart for six weeks, the disc reach Number 1 in week seven. The two tracks that generated all the airplay are "Back Porch Blues" and "Rigo's Blues", both original pieces.

Posted: May-27-2011
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