Opening for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, April 21 at The Rose in Pasadena, Sidney and the Detours (FB @sidneyandthedetours) will give you the summertime blues— so deep that you’ll never get out alive
Sidney Iverson, (BTW a chick), has been singing as her craft and art since her childhood in Tulsa. Today, her powerful alto can melt Milwaukee steel into Tupelo honey with just a few notes of the Willie Dixon classic, “I Can’t Quit You, Baby.”
With typical understatement, Sidney says, “Although this band is new, it just fell together because we are so familiar with one another.”
She’s not a shouter, but her well-honed pipes were destined for the blues and hot buttered soul. Although the band in its current formation is less than a year old, these veteran players got their musical groove on together a while back. They’ve jammed in various configurations for years, in venues around the world.
On the keyboards: Sidney’s husband, Emmy-nominated composer Scott Page-Pagter, an OC-born producer who has toured the world with name bands since his misspent youth, and served as a session player for many rock and blues notables.
Recipient of 2 Grammys, composer David May of Redondo Beach plays bass, with Brooklyn’s own Gerard Mulé on guitar, and San Franciscan Don Romine, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, on drums, to complete the tasty suite that packs massive and badass blues cred.
The Rose showcase will be a preview of more blues thangs to come from Sidney and the Detours, as well as a peep at what’s new from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who will release their 11th album in June. The new BBVD release on Savoy Records is called “Louie Louie Louie”, a swing, jazz and pop celebration of the music of Armstrong, Jordan and Prima.
Also on the bill: Sound of Ghosts. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Rose box office:888-645-5006 Paseo Colorado 245 East Green Street Pasadena CA 91101