My kind of band – Chicago’s Lubriphonic is
Lubriphonic, a Chicago band comprised of side players for high-profile bluesmen, has broken out in its own funky way.
The group makes its second appearance in a year and third overall Oct. 6 in the Crystal Bay Casino Red Room.
“We started out in the blues,” said guitarist Giles Corey. “We’re not a blues band but there are blues influences but there’s a lot of rock influences and there’s R& B influence and soul.”
After the release of a successful album, “The Gig is On,” Lubriphonic still has the work ethic of a blues band, touring the country and building reputations at selected night spots.
“(Sound engineer) Blake (Beeman) has done a great job of making it a venue where touring bands can go and you’ve got a built-in group of people who know this is the place to go to hear a show,” Corey said. “So people aren’t going there and playing slots and ignoring you. You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque environment.”
Lubriphonic’s members have played with the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Johnson, Koko Taylor and Otis Rush.
Next week: Otis Rush’s career ended when he suffered a stroke in 2004, shortly after he performed at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Lubriphonic’s Giles Corey performed with Rush at the Tahoe concert. In next week’s Lake Tahoe Action, read what Corey says about his time with the legendary bluesman.