2018 Archives



May 22, 2018 Off To Sweden!

Bob Corritore brings a caravan of his favorite blues artists to Sweden: The Bobs Of The Blues (Margolin/Stroger/Corritore), Sugaray Rayford, and Diunna Greenleaf, plus the great rhythm section of Chuck Cotton and Tad Walters! The Monsteras Festival is glorious and we are excited to perform our blues in Sweden!

May 14, 2018 – Chico Chism Memorial & Dave Riley / Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band This Weekend at The Rhythm Room


May 8, 2018 – Recently Announced: Bob Corritore To Be Inducted Into The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame!

What an honor! Here is the press release with all the announced future inductees:
SCOTTSDALE — The Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (AMEHOF) announced future inductees during an event held Sunday, April 22, at Flicka’s Baja Cantina, 2003 N. Scottsdale Road.
“The performers, venues and others on this list have had a historic impact on Arizona’s music and entertainment scene, and we’re proud to recognize their contributions to the state’s cultural landscape,” said Mark Myers, AMEHOF’s president.
Alice Tatum — An accomplished jazz singer, Tatum has been a fixture of the Arizona music scene for 30 years.
Bob Corritore — As a blues man (harmonica player), broadcaster (“Those Lowdown Blues” on KJZZ, 91.5 FM) and club owner (The Rhythm Room), he has made his mark on the blues scene here for three decades.
Bob Meighan — Bob Meighan’s band “became a kind of house band” at the Celebrity Theatre in the 1970s, being a frequent opening act, as one member of the band put it. The group moved to Tucson and became a fixture there for years.
Bruce Connole — It’s hard to name a band that Bruce Connole was in that did not have an impact on the Arizona scene. From Billy Clone and the Same to the Jetzons to the Strand to the Suicide Kings, Connole has made an indelible mark.
Clarke Rigsby — An extraordinary music producer who has worked with the biggest names, including Paul McCartney and AMEHOF inductee Glen Campbell, among many, many others, Rigsby works out of his Tempest Recording studio right here in Arizona.
Compton Terrace — Named after Phoenix FM radio innovator Bill Compton, this music venue had a rich history of outdoor concerts, beginning in the late 1970s at Legend City, and then from 1985 till 2010 on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Owner Jess Nicks knew every blade of grass on the amphitheater’s infield, according to his daughter, Stevie.
Dave Pratt — Radio DJ Dave Pratt hosted the longest-running rock morning radio show ever by anyone anywhere, and he did it in Arizona on KUPD. The “Morning Mayor” also did an award- winning stint as a country music morning DJ on KMLE.
Dead Hot Workshop — These guys built their reputation on the 1990s Mill Avenue scene in Tempe, driven as much by lead singer Brent Babb’s lyrics as by their “sandblasted” rock sound.
Fender Musical Instrument Corporation — Since 1991, Fender has made its corporate home in Scottsdale. It’s the company that brought the world the Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars and the Jazz and Precision bass guitars. What else needs to be said?
George Benson — When he’s not on the road, the jazz guitarist (who made one of the biggest splashes of his career singing and vocalizing his guitar solo on his own classic version of the Drifters’ classic “On Broadway”) spends most of his time in his Paradise Valley home.
J. David Sloan — After knocking around with Willie and Waylon in the late 1960s, Sloan had given up on music as a career when he moved to Phoenix as a construction worker, but after a try-out gig at the prime country music club, Mr. Lucky’s, in 1972, he came back to the music — and construction’s loss was Arizona music’s gain.
Jon Iger — A songwriter and musician himself, Iger’s major gift to our community is the Arizona Songwriters Association, which he founded in 1977 and has nurtured ever since. The AGA holds songwriting and music business workshops and pitch sessions, among other events.
Long Wong’s — This small, defunct venue has long been considered the headquarters of the breakout “Mill Avenue scene” in the 1990s. The Gin Blossoms, Dead Hot Workshop, the Pistoleros, the Refreshments and many others played there.
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers — Two decades into a career launched in the “Mill Avenue scene” heyday, Roger Clyne is still a force. He and the Peacemakers released “Native Heart” last year, continue to tour and are planning this year’s Circus Mexicus festival in Rocky Point.
The Pistoleros — The Pistoleros are still storming the music scene like they did at Long Wong’s many years ago. They just celebrated their 25th anniversary with the album “Silver” on Fervor Records.
The Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, founded in 2002, is an all-volunteer nonprofit, dedicated to preserving and honoring the music and entertainment history of Arizona. AMEHOF’s activities include induction ceremonies, inductee selection and fundraising events to help pay the cost of creating, archiving and maintaining exhibits about our inductees and Arizona entertainment history. At present, AMEHOF is seeking a path to a permanent home for these exhibits as well as placing them in traveling displays at venues across Arizona. Visit amehof.org.



May 7, 2018 – Headed to Memphis for the BMAs!

It’s Blues Music Awards week! That means that the entire blues music industry will gather in Memphis to celebrate this amazing music! Thank you to the Blues Foundation for throwing this amazing party. Bob Corritore will be very busy during this week making a number of guest appearances with some of favorite musicians!
For more information on the Blues Foundation and the BMAs go to www.blues.org


May 4, 2018 – Bob Corritore’s New Release Out June 22 – Preorder Now!

Bob Corritore / Don’t Let The Devil Ride hits the streets on Friday, June 22nd, but you can preorder it now! You can pre-order downloads immediately and next week you will be able to preorder the physical CD through this link!
This album represents a career high for Bob, presenting highlights of 9 studio sessions recorded between 2014 and 2017. 12 killer tracks with amazing vocals, top shelf bands, and Bob’s heartfelt, soul-satisfying harmonica featured throughout! Guests include Alabama Mike, Sugaray Rayford, Oscar Wilson, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Willie Buck, George Bowman, Tail Dragger, Henry Gray, Junior Watson, Jimi “Primetime” Smith, Rockin’ Johnny, Illinois Slim, Mojo Mark, Big Jon Atkinson, Bob Welch, Fred Kaplan, Bob Stroger, and the Rhythm Room All-Stars. Here is the public debut of the album cover designed by legendary illustrator Vince Ray! The album release date is June 22 but you can preorder today by clicking here. Released on Southwest Musical Arts Foundation Records through the VizzTone Label Group.

April 30, 2018 – Performances This Saturday & Sunday at The Rhythm Room



April 26, 2018 – Jimi “Primetime” Smith / Bob Corritore Project This Saturday at The Rhythm Room


April 16, 2018 – Bob Margolin & Bob Corritore Performances In Springfield, Tulsa, Fayetteville This Week! 

04/20/18Springfield, MO – Springfield Music, appearing with Bob Margolin
04/21/18Tulsa, OK – Route 66 Harmonica Summit, appearing with Bob Margolin, with headliners Charlie McCoy, and Tim Gonzales and more
04/22/18Fayetteville, Arkansas – George’s Majestic Lounge, appearing with Bob Margolin
Route 66 Harmonica Club of Tulsa – 2018 Summit
Harmonica workshops starting at noon with free harmonicas and instruction for children 12 and under. Followed by workshops with Charlie McCoy, Tim Gonzalez, Bob Corritore and Bob Margolin.
Evening performances with Charlie McCoy, Tim Gonzalez, Bob Corritore, Bob Margolin, Johnny Sansone, David Berntson, Jimmy Markham and the Caretakers. Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM at VFW Post 577, 1109 East 6th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120


April 12, 2018 – Dave Riley & Bob Corritore Perform A Lobby Pre-show This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Dave Riley & Bob Corritore perform a lobby pre-show this FridaySaturday and Sunday before the Arizona Theater Company’s production of the play Low Down Dirty Blues at the Herberger Theatre at 222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Dave & Bob will appear as a duo acoustically before the Friday & Saturday shows and the Sunday matinee show. For more information on this play, and to purchase, tickets click here.

March 27, 2018 – John Primer & Bob Corritore Performing in Tucson & Phoenix This Weekend

Click the images below for more info and tickets!

March 22, 2018 – Dave Riley’s Birthday Bash This Saturday at The Rhythm Room


March 7, 2018 – Phoenix Blues Society Blues Blast Festival This Weekend

The Phoenix Blues Society presents its annual Blues Blast Festival this Saturday, March 10 at Margaret T. Hance Park from 11am to 6:30pm with The Andy T. Band with Alabama Mike and Little Charlie (plus a guest appearance on a few songs by Bob Corritore), Shari Puorto Band, Big Pete Pearson, Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns, Smokestack Lightning, Nina Curri & Dan Rutland.
The Rhythm Room will host a Pre-Party on Friday, March 9 with The Blasters and opening set by Mike Eldred Trio.
The Rhythm Room also hosts an After-Party/Celebrity Jam on Saturday, March 10 after the festival with free entry by showing your Blues Blast ticket stub. Host band Billy Watson & The Rocket 88s will perform as will Dave Riley and Bob Corritore and many of the artists who performed at the festival!
See you around this weekend!


February 28, 2018 – Benefit For Bill Tarsha Tomorrow at The Rhythm Room

Tomorrow night the Phoenix blues community comes together to help Bill Tarsha replace stolen equipment.
The benefit will take place Thursday, March 1 at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
The Rocket 88s will be the host band with JC and Mansaray Blue Pony as emcees. Appearing will be Johnny Tanner & The Aces, Cadillac Assembly Line, Gypsy Wild At Harp, Dave Riley & Bob Corritore, Jack Alves, Johnny Rapp, Walking Cane Mark, Smokestack Lightning, Mike Eldred, Nina Curri, Larry Polk & Tony DiGiovanni, Sistah’s Too, Geo Bowman, Johnny Rapp, Sammy Eubanks, Jim Robertson, Acme Blues Band, Country Soul Bob, Eric Ramsey, Bluesman Mike and many more!
Doors at 6pm, music at 6:30pm. $10 suggested minimum donation.


February 15, 2018 – Bob Appearing This Friday at The Rhythm Room with The Fremonts!

February 7, 2018 – Valentine’s Day Blues Celebration This Saturday at The Rhythm Room

January 30, 2018 – Kid Ramos & The 44s and Johnny Main’s Birthday Party This Friday at The Rhythm Room!

January 16, 2018 – Memphis This Week: IBC’s, Showcases, Classes!

Bob Corritore will appear with Bob Margolin at each of these showcases:


January 11, 2018 – Arizona Blues Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony & Fundraising Concert This Sunday at The Rhythm Room

January 4, 2018 – Rhythm Room House Rent Party & Elvis Birthday Celebration This Weekend at The Rhythm Room!