ASO Presents is proud to welcome Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:00PM. The southern California-based contemporary swing group will perform a variety of swing and jazz selections. The pit area will be a dance floor for the evening.
Tickets [$35.00, $30.00 & $25.00 reserved] went on sale Friday, July 20 at 10:00 AM. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 and the Woodruff Arts Center box office. Visit: www.deltaclassicchastain.com for further information.
About Big Bad Voodoo Daddy:
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's eighth studio album, HOW BIG CAN YOU GET? A TRIBUTE TO CAB CALLOWAY, captures the essence of an American icon in a rowdy celebration of musicianship, mischief, genius, street smarts, and fun. It’s also possibly the timeliest and most welcome album of the year -- bringing a much-needed high-voltage jolt of winning, feel-good energy to a country slogging through tough times that may be getting tougher…exactly the way that Calloway’s music did in the Depression-era America of his own youth. Longtime fans of “America’s favorite little big band” will immediately recognize the album as a milestone in Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s multi platinum-selling sixteen-year career. “Making the album was one of our biggest musical moments,” says lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Scotty Morris, who co-founded Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD) with drummer Kurt Sodergren in southern California. “Delving into Cab’s songs made us all realize how relevant they were to our time, and working on someone else’s music inside out caused a growth and depth in my work as a songwriter, arranger, and producer.” How Big Can You Get is not only an illuminating revival of Cab Calloway’s songbook: the making of the album was also the revelation of a lifetime for the band as a whole, whose ensemble playing, arranging and interpretive powers were honed to an all-time high by the excellence of Calloway's songs. Trumpeter Glen “The Kid” Marhevka recalls being captivated by Calloway onstage as a seventh-grader: “I was 11 years old, and I was blown away; he had so much energy and so many great musicians. This album concept seemed a perfect fit for us, because of Cab’s visuals, performances and intense energy. As soon as we rehearsed and played these songs live, it was musically challenging and refreshing to all of us.”