Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Live music

Lubriphonic brings Chicago style to Ketchum

Express Staff Writer

Chicago’s Lubriphonic will play Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum on Thursday, June 24, at 10 p.m.

Funk, rock, blues and jazz are some of the main elements to the tight sounds of Chicago's Lubriphonic, but there's much more to hear.

Giles Corey, who plays guitar and is the lead vocalist of the band, said the group has a varied background in music, which separates them from most other bands.

"We formed from being part of other professional touring acts," Corey said. "We have been operating as a band for three years."

Other Lubriphonic band members include Richard King on drums, Pennal Johnson on bass, Garrick Patten on saxophone, Ron Haynes on trumpet and congas, Norman Palm on trombone and Andrew Toombs on keyboards. Collectively, they have recorded or performed with such legendary artists as Otis Rush, Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor.

Lubriphonic has opened for well-known touring acts including George Clinton, Derek Trucks, Jon Popper Project, Karl Denson, Panjea with Michael Kang, the Greyboy Allstars, Poi Dog Pondering, Freddy Jones Band and Buckwheat Zydeco.

"The band will merge many styles," Corey said. "It's like James Bond meets Led Zepplin. We try and mix it up with a lot of variety."

The band is working on a new album, "The Gig Is On," this September with Ivan Neville. They plan to do more festivals and play more dates around the country.

"The goal is to get the music out to as many people as possible," Corey said.

Whiskey's will also feature live music by the Mark Sexton Band on Friday, June 25, and FourStroke Bus on Saturday, June 26.

For a complete listing of music events in the valley, see the Music, Dance and Theater section of the Calendar on Page C5.

—Sabina Dana Plasse

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