Guitars for Vets Benefit

The Bank and Blues Club

October 25, 2019 7:00 pm 701 Main Street, Daytona Beach, Florida

The Daytona Beach Blues Society is holding a fund-raiser event to help support the local chapter of the “Guitars for Vets” program at the Port Orange Veterans Administration.

This event features two excellent, “get on your feet” blues bands from central Florida; Sugar & Spice Revue, and Joe Caruso.  The evening will also include a silent auction, 50/50 and food provided by local businesses.  Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for the “Guitars for Vets” program such as guitars, gig bags, cases, music stands, strings, capos and straps.  This therapeutic program has proven very successful to date, and our Society desires to “keep the music rolling”.   “Guitars for Vets” offers veterans a guitar, weekly lessons and a monthly group session that provides a positive, communal atmosphere to socialize and play music with peers who share similar interests.

Sugar and Spice Revue

Sugar and Spice Revue is an exciting musical experience and ultimate party band from Tampa, Florida. Sisters Myra “Sugar” Glover and Velma “Spice” Glover front the band with powerful, gospel-tinged, blues drenched vocals. Since their 2nd place win in the finals at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, Sugar and Spice have been Bluesin’, Rockin’, and Funkin’ it up on some of the hottest Festivals and Stages in the Tampa Bay/Orlando Area.

Joe Survival Caruso

A survivor from tours of duty in Vietnam to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Joe has been singing and playing the blues professionally since he was fifteen years old.  Growing up in a musical family in New Orleans, he has been exposed to the best – he opened for Etta James, Hank Ballard Ernie K-Doe & Aaron Neville, leading to a career of world-wide touring with a variety of music genres.  Influenced by Ray Charles, Freddie King, Guitar Slim, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Bobby Bland to name a few, Joe Caruso created his own unique sound that he continues to share today.  The Big Easy native is backed by Wayne A. Pollack on bass guitar and vocals, Kenneth Dillard on drums and “Bootsy” Taylor on lead vocals.  Joe’s understated tones feature a swirl of influences, including his deep New Orleans roots, delta blues, boogie-woogie, jazz, rhythm & blues, and rock.  The throwback sound is very refreshing and there’s no sitting still when you hear this music.

Doors open at 6:00, show starts at 7:00.

Online ticket sales have ended.  Any available seats will be available at the door.