Kevin Coleman and The Flat Five perform legendary West Coast, Chicago, and Texas blues in this special Valentine's Day edition. Kevin and The Flat Five have been playing together for eight years in Honolulu, but their combined experience is well over 150 years! Their big influences include Little Walter, James Harman, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, William Clarke, Gary Primich, Los Lobos, Kim Wilson & the Fabulous T-Birds, Anson Funderberg, Sam Myers, Mike Bloomfield, Alex Shultz, Savoy Brown, and more.
Special guest: Rea Fox -- fabulous sultry and soulful blues and jazz singer
The Flat Five are:
Kevin Coleman: Best known as the "Born in Chicago Guy," even though he is from Hawaii.
Stan Mishina: Stan played with local rocker band, Teaser, and Signal.
Chip "Downtown Del" Hunt: has backed Kevin Coleman since 2010 on guitar, slide guitar, and bass. Performed with The Bones, The Prospectors, surf band Tiki Taboo, and The BlueStones.
Paul Gomes: "Mojo" has been a major part of our local music scene since the early 70s, and current drummer for Kevin Coleman and The Flat Five, Bluzilla, and The Trailer Park Romeos.
Ian "Lefty" Chames: Bassist for The Flat Five, and arguably the best blues bassist, in Hawaii. Ian is also a member of The Trailer Park Romeos, the rock band Wet, and leader of his own rock blues band, The Chames Gang.