Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & The B3 Band:
E-mail - B3Comm@aol.com
May 23 - Private Party - Apopka, Fl
May 24 - Sumter Landing - The Villages, Fl - 5-9 P.M.
May 29 - Cranes Roost Friday Night Live - Altamonte Springs, Fl - 8-10 P.M.
June 6 - Braised Onion - Ocala, Fl - SOLO - 6:30 P.M.
June 7 - Spanish Springs Square - The Villages, Fl - 5-9 P.M.
June 12 - 1884 Restaurant & Bar - Eustis, Fl - SOLO - 8 P.M. - 12 A.M.
June 13 - Lakeridge Winery - Clermont, Fl - 2 - 5 P.M.
June 20 - Braised Onion - Ocala, Fl - SOLO - 6:30 P.M.
June 28 - Brownwood Paddock Sq - Wildwood, Fl - 5-9 P.M.
July 11 - Braised Onion - Ocala, Fl - SOLO - 6:30 P.M.
July 12 - Brownwood Paddock Sq - Wildwood, Fl - 5-9 P.M.
July 17 - 1884 Restaurant & Bar - Eustis, Fl - SOLO - 8 P.M. - 12 A.M.
July 18 - Lakeridge Winery - Clermont, Fl - 1- 4 P.M.
July 19 - Spanish Springs - The Villages, Fl - 5-9 P.M
August 8 - Wildwood Millennium Comm Ctr - Wildwood, Fl - 7 P.M.
August 16 - Brownwood Paddock Sq - Wildwood, Fl - 5-9 P.M.
August 29 - Spanish Springs - The Villages, Fl - 5-9 P.M.
October 24 - Lake City Blues/Jazz Fest - Lake City, Fl - 3:45 - 4:45 P.M.
December 8 - Villages Jazz Society Event - The Villages, Fl - TBA
Bobby's current working/traveling band consist of three of the best musicians in Orlando; JImmy Seay (Bass), Jack Bumgarner (Keys), and David Bynes III (Drums)
Send Bobby an e-mail to inquire about his complete music schedule (group & solo) or just to say hello.
This is Beautiful Bobby's first CD. He gained many new blues fans from this 2002 "I'm Dialin 911" CD. (Check it out at www.cdbaby.com/bbb). All the songs on this CD are originals. He has a fan base in Florida and the tourists that visit from other countries are making more people around the world aware of this relatively new bluesman with the "sit back and let me entertain you" attitude.
His band currently works the Central Florida area appearing at clubs, festivals & private parties. Bobby plays, blues, soul and funk music. He does the vocals and guitar work.
Beautiful Bobby's other CDs include:, Travelin' Home, release date was January 1, 2005 and Yeah Baby-Chillin With The Blues, release date March 2011.
Bobby was one of the headliners on the November 2004 Riverwalk Blues Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and shared the stage with the likes of: Buddy Guy, Kenny Neal, Jimmy Thackery, Tab Benoit, Billy Branch, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, etc.
Performance Review: Riverwalk Blues Festival NOV' 2004:
As far as I am concerned, the next act I saw, a relative unknown outside the southeastern part of the country, was the festival's highlight. When the Blues world finally discovers Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, it will be a better world. Bobby's story is similar to that of Jody Williams. Like Jody, Bobby worked at a white-collar corporate job for many years. It was not until he retired from that environment that he was able to dedicate his full attention to the music. Well, let me tell you, he is catching up fast. Remember that you read it hear first when I tell you that Beautiful Bobby Blackmon is the next Buddy Guy. He's got it all going, the stage presence, the personality, the smile, and the talent. Damn can he play!
--PETER "BLEWZZMAN" LAURO is a contributing editor at BluesWax.
January 2005 - Bobby jammed on The Passenger Star Search segment of Warren Hill's Smooth Jazz Cruise and turned a lot of those fans onto the blues. They will never be the same.
CD - Review
Twelve Bar Rag
Suncoast Blues Society
March/April 2005 Issue
September - 2005 Review - Headliner for the Ft. Pierce Jazz/Blues Society "Street Party" - Ft. Pierce, Fl.....
"Following "THE SHAKERS", which was not an enviable task, was the events headliner - "BEAUTIFUL BOBBY BLACKMON". As BBB was taking the stage, it was pointed out to me by Vern Melvin, one of our band selection committee members, that "BOBBY had better have his A game with him having to follow that", as Vern referred to the hot set "THE SHAKERS" had just put on. As it turned out, "BEAUTIFUL BOBBY BLACKMON had his A+ game with him. BBB confidently took the stage and did what he always does - he tore the place up. His vocals were sharp, his guitar playing was blistering and his stage presence was energetic. BOBBY had the 500 or so people that were still present all on their feet and shaking in the street. Had BOBBY not put a 30 year white collar career ahead of his music, the two top names in the blues today may very well read like this... B.B. and B.B.B. Joining BOBBY on vocals and lead guitar were the rest of the "B3 BLUES BAND" - His longtime friend and band mate JACK BUMGARNER on piano, JOHN CHARCARA on bass, and JAMES "CADILLAC" CARDARELLI on drums".
As BEAUTIFUL BOBBY BLACKMON'S set, and the whole night came to an end, it was apparent that this end was also a beginning - the beginning of THE FT. PIERCE JAZZ AND BLUES SOCIETY.....
--PETER "BLEWZZMAN" LAURO is a contributing editor at BluesWax.
November - 2005 - Opening for Delta Moon - Gainesville Downtown Blues Festival, Gainesville, Fl
November - 2005 - Headliner - sharing the stage with James Peterson, Lucky Peterson, Shaun Rounds, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Sarasota Slim and Smokin Torps - Orlando 2nd Annual Blues Festival, Orlando, Fl
June - 2006 - Open for Buddy Guy - HOB, Orlando, Fl
July - 2006 - Headliner for Suncoast Blues Society
Sept - 2006 - Co-Headliner with Deborah Coleman for Ft. Pierce Jazz/Blues Society
February - 2007 - Headliner for Leesburg Mardi Gras
April - 2007 - WLOQ - Mall at Millenia - Headliner, Orlando,Fl
April - 2007 - Headliner for Leesburg Bikefest
May - 2007 - Pre-show for Jim Belushi - Hard Rock Cafe
August - 2007 - Headliner for Helen Stairs Concert - 600 attendees - Sanford, Fl
August - 2007 - Guest Artist - Hammnond B3s Blues vs Jazz Concert - 1000 attendees - St. Pete, Fl
January 2008 - First local blues band to appear at the new BB King's Club in Orlando, Fl
March 2008 - Great Atlantic Seafood Fest-Jax Beach, Fl
July 2008 - Cape Fear Blues Fest - Wilmington, NC
March 2008 - BB King's Club, Orlando, Fl, regular on Sunday & Monday or Tuesday nights
May 2010 - Open for BB King
March 2011 - CD Release - Yeah Baby-Chillin With The Blues
Reviews are appreciated. Customers have purchased this CD in these countries: China, Japan, Norway, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Poland, Sweden, Belguim, Switzerland, Finland, Spain and Ireland.