Linda Lexy’s Birthday Bash: Tino G. And Dumpster Machine / Jimmie Bones / Bobby Thompson & Revelator Hill / Rodney Henry

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am

Friday, April 21 / 8pm doors, 9pm music / $7
Tino G. And Dumpster Machine (Rock)
Jimmie Bones (Blues/Rock)
Bobby Thompson & Revelator Hill (Rock/Blues/Soul)
Rodney Henry (Country & rock and roll)

Tino G began his musical career playing drums with John Lee Hooker while in High School in Detroit. He adds an underground boogie-edge to his singer/songwriter vibe. Dumpster Machine is his new group: Detroit-based crew straight out of the Blues Jungle! Sticking it to the MAN with guitars and drums, like people used to do.

Jimmie Bones is the rootsy blues and soul influenced piano and organ player in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band. The two met while Kid Rock was recording “Early Mornin Stoned Pimp” at Detroit’s White Room Studio in 1995. Rock asked Bones to do some piano tracks while Bones was working as a member of Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise in the adjacent room to Rock. Rock and Bradley also shared a rehearsal space and Bones would show up early for his rehearsal and sit in on the last bit of Rock’s rehearsal. Rock suggested to Bones that he should do some live performances with him and the forming Twisted Brown Trucker Band when not touring with Bradley and Bones agreed, eventually becoming Rock’s full time keyboardist. Bones soon began contributing backing vocals and harmonica as well as co-writing credits with Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. Bones is featured heavily on the Uncle Kracker debut “Double Wide” on keyboards and backing vocals notably the backing vocals on the hit single “Follow Me”. Besides his touring and session work with Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker Jimmie Bones has recorded with Howling Diablos, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Seger, R. L. Burnside, Shannon Curfman, Kenny Brown, Dirty Americans, Stewart Francke, Beth Hart, and Dave Edwards to name just a few.

Bobby Thompson & Revelator Hill: Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world. He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker. After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011. A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’s songs portray “muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals.” With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician. Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015.

The Bobby Thompson Project is his latest collaboration with New Orleans groove master Jeff Mills and Mississippi bass extraordinaire Danny Infante. This trio is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.

Rodney Henry: They call him the Ramblin’ Pie Man, and he lives up to the name.

These days, Dangerously Delicious Pies founder Rodney Henry spends more time on the road than he does at home in Baltimore. Almost nine years after he opened his first pie shop, in Patterson Park, Henry has finally reached the point where he doesn’t have to be in the kitchen making pie crust every morning. He’s becoming the go-to pie expert, popping up on TV with Bobby Flay and Paula Deen, and on the Food Network’s “Chopped.” Last month, Henry flew out to Los Angeles to film a TV show that might make him a star in his own right (he can’t divulge details just yet).

Henry, 47, is also invading Washington, D.C. — in the past few months, he has opened Dangerously Delicious pie shops in Union Station, Chinatown and in the up-and-coming H Street corridor.

Of course, pie has always played second fiddle to Henry’s one true love: music. He only became a pie man in the first place to pay for his touring, both as a solo act and as the front man of the Glenmont Popes. After years of grinding it out on the club circuit as a blues man, he’s finally getting a foothold. Last year he recorded an EP with White Stripes producer Jim Diamond in Detroit, where he lived for a few months and still has an apartment and a pie shop. And he had such a great time at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin last year, he plans to return next month and host a Dangerously Delicious Pies showcase. This might just be his moment.

“I’m ready, man,” Henry said. “I’ve always wanted to be an entertainer. Whatever I have to do. I’m like a Pie Johnny Cash.”

[The Baltimore Sun]