Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 7:00 pm
Kal David and Lauri Bono
Rhinestones Revisited with Almost Ancient
The Fabulous Rhinestones were an R&B-based band formed
in 1971 by ex-Illinois Speed Press guitarist/singer Kal David
and ex-Electric Flag (and Bob Dylan, Al Kooper, and Miles
Davis) bassist Harvey Brooks. They moved to Woodstock, NY,
where they played with some of their own fellow Chicago
bluesmen, including Paul Butterfield, and were signed by
producer Michael Lang -- the co-producer of the Woodstock
festival -- to his own Just Sunshine label. The group cut three
LPs over the next three years, all of which received critical
raves without selling in huge numbers -- they also got
considerable exposure playing on the same bill with the
Allman Brothers, Stevie Wonder, and the Doobie Brothers,
but their most visible gig was probably playing a 1971
antiwar rally in New York with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
They split up in the mid-'70s and David later played with Etta
James, Al Kooper, and Johnny Rivers.
Kal David and Lauri Bono:
To say that Kal David is just a great Blues guitarist would be a shame,
although he is that, indeed. Other Blues guitarists don’t come close
to his wide range of styles, the colors on his palette. Kal David is a
fine and experienced guitarist who can bring you to your knees with
his soulfulness, but don’t miss his depth. Kal David is a singer. A true
vocalist, a professional with way above vocal chops. His gritty, yet
polished vocals take you on an emotion filled ride. The world is about
to wake up to a true living legend of music.
Miss Lauri Bono, music partner of Kal David for many years, is a fully
featured member of the band. She is an amazing and dynamic female
vocalist. With Lauri, less is always more. Miss Bono sings in a way
that she can sound like soft velvet or turn on the gravel and guts and
then pull you right back into another soft passage. It a gift that she
has chosen to share with Kal David as they travel the globe making
records, playing concerts and major VIP events.
There is something so special about the chemistry between these two
artists. Although each can stand alone, they are a team. They work
synergistically for the greater good of the performance or the complete record. There is no comparing who is better than the other, they
exist because of and for each other......Perfect Harmony!!
–Bruce Maier, DamnGoodTunes.com