Date(s) - 07/13/2019
8:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Live at the Blue Door
A Very special Show !!
Such an awesome show at a great listening room!! It’s worth the
Troy Nahumko hit the road early, at the age of 17 he was already touring with the Louisiana-based Zydeco outfit Major Handy and the Zydeco Wolf Couchon and hasn’t stopped since. At 18 he had already shared stages with the likes of the late great Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy. At the age of 20 he was picked up by New York City’s Little Mike and the Tornadoes and it was with this band that he crisscrossed not only the continent, but the pond enough times to memorize most of the interstates and intercontinental flight routes. He recorded two albums with the band and often backed old friends of Mike’s like ex-Muddy Walter’s band mates Pinetop Perkins and Paul Osher. Even though, 20 years later, he now calls Spain his home, musically he still follows those highways he learned so well on the left side of the Atlantic.
Chicago Blues by Little Mike
Queens native Little Mike grew up on the very competitive New York City music scene. He started playing harp at age 14 and took up piano two years later. His first brush with the blues came while hearing John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall and later listening to a Paul Butterfield record. After that Little Mike couldn’t get enough. If a blues show was in New York City, Mike was there, especially when the Chicago players came to town. His favorite was Muddy Waters. “I used to go and see Muddy anytime he was within 150 miles of New York,” he said. “He is easily the biggest influence on the band and my playing. And if it’s not Muddy himself then it’s the great guys he always picked to play with him, like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spann on the piano or Little Walter and James Cotton on harp.”