We are very excited to announce that The Mike Reilly Band will be playing a special event in Orange County, the Love for Lino Benefit Show! This event is open to the public and is being held for the benefit of Lino Trujillo, who lost his leg in a recent train accident. The event will be held on Sunday, December 14th at 4pm, at Doheny Saloon in Capistrano Beach (34125 Doheny Park Rd. Capistrano Beach, CA 92624). Come rock out for a good cause!!!!:)
Mikey would like to thank The Harvest Moon Festival, everyone at Brewski’s and a big Thank you to brother B.J.Parker for making the tour come together. He also wish’s to thank Billy Watson, Paul Waroff, Lee Williams, George Manoukian, Stephen Campbell, Trey Diehl for doing a stellar job. Much more coming, Hang Tight! Keep it Rockin!
After quite the hiatus from formal show dates, Mikey is back on the road! This fall he will join long time friend and harmonica great, Billy Watson, for a journey to Ogden, Utah. The band will be performing at Brewski’s on Friday 9/19 and Saturday night 9/20. You can also catch them at the Ogden Harvest Festival on Saturday afternoon! Mikey’s been trying to pull this one together for a while and he’s bringing a whole new cast of characters with him! It’s gonna be ROCKIN!!
GOOD TIME PARTY BLUES!!!:)
Veteran blues-rocker Mike Reilly talks about Elvin Bishop, Allman Brothers, B.B., Hooker; and his Harley
B.B. King once said that playing the Blues was like having to be black twice. “Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed,” he concluded. The same can be said of Mike Reilly, who’s played with both B.B. King and Stevie Ray. Mike may not be black, but he knows the Blues, and he’s been playing them for a long time. Like Muddy Waters–another legend Mike’s shared the stage with–he’s still delivering ’cause he’s got a long memory.
Mike remembers growing up in Fullerton, California during the sixties and seventies. He remembers the night his father, Robert (guitarist who used to jam with Django Reinhardt), accidentally busting up his drum kit. To replace the drums, his dad bought his nine year-old son a trombone. Mike remembers his first Rock album–The Allman Brothers Band. And he remembers when, the following year, he bought an album that totally changed his life–Freddy King’s Getting Ready. Full Article.