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Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 7:00 pm


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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,