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Hey folks,

Don't mean to swamp you with great shows, but here's one at The 360 Club,

326 Queen Street West @ Spadina, Toronto, Ontario, on Thursday, November

21st, 2002 -


Ripe Sounds presents -

OTEIL & THE PEACEMAKERS with guests Relax with Trudy

Thursday, November 21, 2002

10:00PM - Tickets $15


Oteil Burbridge is a "musician's musician," a bass guitar idol, and a

master of jamband-style funk, rock, blues, jazz, and everything in between.

He has worked with the likes of Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Count

Mbutu, Soulive, Kofi Burbridge, Victor Wooten, Matt Mundy, Page McConnell,

Chuck Leavell, Ricky Keller, Jeff Sipe, Russell Batiste, Steve Bailey, John

Scofield, Jim Roberts, Bass Extremes, Matt Wilcox, Mike Gallaher, J.D.

Blair, and has been a member of Vida Blue, Frogwings, Aquarium Rescue Unit,

Gov't Mule, and, of course, The Allman Brothers Band.

Burbridge first emerged as a founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit, a

group that recorded their first album in the early '90s and hit the road on

the H.O.R.D.E. tour with other like-minded bands. In 1997, he replaced

bassist Allen Woody in The Allman Brothers Band, and has remained in that

position to date. Burbridge has also contributed to recordings by Gregg

Allman, Victor Wooten, Gov't Mule, Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman of Phish,

and T. Lavitz of the Dixie Dregs.

Heralded as one of the finest bass players around, Oteil was featured in

Bass Player magazine in August 1993 and again as the cover story in August

1997. Burbridge played on the 1999 Stranger's Hand album with Howard Levy,

Jerry Goodman, and Steve Smith, and in 2000 he released his first solo CD,

an instrumental effort entitled Love of a Lifetime. He toured with his own

band, Oteil & The Peacemakers, in the fall of 2000.

Oteil & The Peacemaker's all-star line-up features Burbridge's original

crew of musicians that includes Paul Henson (vocals), Mark Kimbrell

(guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Jason Crosby (keyboard/violin), Kebbi

Williams (sax) and Burbridge on bass. Each individual member can boast an

impressive resume of colleagues from virtuoso Jason Crosby working

extensively with Susan Tedeschi, G. Love, Derek Trucks, Soulive, and Leo

Nocentelli of The Meters, to power jam mainstay Kebbi Williams whose

collaborations include P'taah, Cee-Lo, Russell Gunn, Backbone, and rap

supergroup the Dungeon Family.

The six-piece lineup is heavily funk-influenced but incorporate jazz

melodies through the keyboards and sax. The Peacemakers have incorporated

more lyrics into their music during their most recent recording sessions.

Oteil & The Peacemakers will be performing two sets at The 360 Club in

Toronto on Thursday, November 21st. Toronto natives Relax with Trudy will

hit the stage at 10PM to get the night started, followed by Oteil & The

Peacemakers. Doors @ 9:30PM, Tickets $15 @ Door.

For more information, visit www.oteilburbridge.com or www.the360.com

Media contact - Karen Hay, Talent Buyer, RIPE SOUNDS, kh@ca.inter.net

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I agree with iKE420 ... this is going to be a fabulous show!!! I wish I could go, but I'm supervising a Battle of the Bands being held at my high school ... I'll be having a much different musical experience than will be happening in Toronto at the 360. But if the Battle ends early, I'll definitely be heading to Toronto for the Oteil & The Peacemekers show.

Peace, Mark

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The show was killer! Oteil really is the man. And I got to shake hands with one of the best if not the best bass player alive today. I was really surprised that the turnout was not better than it was, but the people that were there were really enjoying it. I think Graham was the one who said "this is the best show I've ever seen at the 360." I have to agree [smile]

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I agree. The show was fantasic. I was a little bit scared when I first got there because the band wasn't doing anything for me. Thankfully it was just the opening band. Oteil was amazing. His guitarist is unbelievable. They were tight and they jammed it out beautifully. I recall seing Oteil glance at the guitarist several times and just shake his head at the shit he was playing. Nice to see that kind of respect within the band. The hand-shake and signed CD were just the icing on the cake. GREAT NIGHT!

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