A Night for the Blues with Kim Field and Whit Draper
Internationally celebrated harmonica player, guitarist and singer Kim Field began his musical career in New York City, where he worked with the Sting Rays, a group managed by Grammy winner Phil Schaap. Returning to his hometown of Seattle, he teamed up with Isaac Scott, appearing on two albums with the legendary guitarist. Field spent several years fronting the Slamhound Hunters, whose performances and recordings were strongly received in both Europe and the United States. In recent years, Field has performed and recorded steadily with his celebrated Seattle-based band, the Mighty Titans of Tone. During his long career Field has appeared on bills with such rhythm and blues legends as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gregg Allman, James Cotton, Otis Rush, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, the Righteous Brothers, Walter Horton, and Big Mama Thornton. He has appeared at the San Francisco Blues Festival, in New York Citys Central Park, at Portlands Waterfront Rhythm and Blues Festival, at the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, and at Seattles Bumbershoot Festival, where he was a featured performer seven years running. Fields songs have appeared in the soundtracks of two feature films, and he has been twice nominated for the Washington State Blues Society Hall of Fame.
Whit Drapers many years of experience playing traditional and contemporary blues and roots music have made him a quadruple threat as a guitarist, songwriter, arranger and vocalist. From 1989 to 1993 Whit played acoustic guitar, arranged, and wrote songs for Back Porch Blues, a national touring ensemble specializing in pre-war acoustic blues that won several Muddy Awards from the Cascade Blues Association, including Best New Act, Best Traditional Act, and Best Local Recording. In 1995 his song Ritzville from the album Back to Basics was featured in the film Lewis and Clark and George starring Rose McGowan. Draper also has written for, performed with, and recorded with such notable Portland-based acts as The Sterno Kings, Alan Alexander, Johnny Ward and the Sharkskin Revue, The Reverb Brothers, Bill Rhoades, Sheila Wilcoxson, Lauren Sheehan, The Strange Tones, Will Vintons Freewill Band, and Ed Neumann. Besides lending his considerable skills to The Perfect Gentlemen, Whit is a regular member of A.C. Porter and The Live Wires (winner of the 2011 Muddy Award for Best New Act) and the Sportin Lifers.
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