Alastair just got back from the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas. The Alastair Greene Band played 2 great shows and AG also served as the "guitar dude" for several pro-jams as well as the HART Fund benefit show on Wednesday before the official start of the event. The Pro-Jams were lead by sax-man Jimmy Carpenter. The back up band was called the Bender Brass Band and included monster players from all over the country and different parts of the Blues genre. Alastair backed up the legendary Bobby Rush on a couple different occasions. By the look of it, Bobby was pleased.
Here is a rundown of Alastair's Big Blues Bender schedule:Wednesday Sept 7th: Hart Benefit with the Bender Brass Band -
The Bender Bass Band is - HORNS Jimmy Carpenter, Mark Early and Doug Woolverton (Roomful of Blues), Randy Oxford, Deanna Bogart (sax and keyboards), DRUMS - Michael Leasure (Walter Trout Band), BASS - Russell Jackson (B.B. King Band), and GUITAR - Alastair Greene.
GUESTS - Bobby Rush, Brandon Santini, Annika Chambers, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Teresa James, Mike Zito
Thursday Sept 8th: Pro-Jam w Bender Brass
GUESTS - Bobby Rush, Anne Harris, Victor Wainwright, Annika Chambers
Friday Sept 9th: Lounge Stage 10pm - Alastair Greene Band with guests Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Anne Harris
Saturday Sept 10th: Pool Stage 11am - Alastair Greene Band
Saturday Sept 10th: Pro-Jam w Bender Brass
GUESTS - Deanna Bogart, Mike Zito
Sunday Sept 11th: Tab Benoit Swampland Jam
AG on guitar for 2 songs with Mr Sipp, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Terri Odabi, Leon Blue, and the Bender Brass