The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is keeping the blues alive in the Quad Cities by bringing top-notch musicians to our area!

Tonight you don't' want to miss JP Soars & The Red Hots!

9/9/18 6:00 - 9:00 pm At Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tavern in Rock Island.

Tickets are ONLY: $10.00 for MVBS members/ $12.00 non-members
(membership applications available at the door)

JP Soars Winner of the 2009 International Blues Challenge, and also the winner of the 2009 Albert King Award for Best Guitarist, is coming to the Quad Cities with his band on their Southbound I-95 Tour.

And you DO NOT want to miss this show!

Florida based bluesman JP Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences. Soars says, "I love T-Bone Walker, Jesse May Hemphill, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhart, Muddy Waters, Johnny Guitar Watson, Guitar Slim, and Louis Jordan. But I also love Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath, and Slayer."

A gritty and expressive vocalist, Soars elicits signature tones from hollow-body guitars, plus a home-made two-string cigar box guitar for his incendiary slide guitar playing. All of which has helped earn him dates at blues festivals in Germany, Holland and shows in France, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Brazil, and Columbia as well road work throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For the past several years, Soars has been part of the Regional all-star blues band Southern Hospitality featuring Damon Fowler, Victor Wainright, plus Red Hot's drummer Chris Peet and Fowler's bassist Matt Walker , the Blind Pig recording artists earned a Blues Blast Award for "Best New Artists Debut Release" for their 2013 album Easy Livin', and have toured worldwide.

The Arkansas native, Soars toured the globe and recorded several records with some of the most extreme metal bands in the world before finding his home in the blues. It is these attributes that are giving Soars an instantaneously recognizable style. Go to jpsoars.com