Fathead at the Rhumba Room
Tom Zillich Surrey Now Thursday, April 15, 2010 Tickets went on sale this week for the Fathead blues dance/show, Saturday, May 1 at the Rhumba Room at South Surrey's Pacific Inn Hotel. Fathead has done the roots/blues trip since the early 1990s, earning awards and thousands of fans along the way. Georgia-raised John Mays is the man at the mic; word is, he once had a stint with none other than funk master James Brown, so he's the real deal. It's another gig staged by White Rock Blues Society, which marks its third anniversary that month. It was on May 16, 2007 when the society held its first concert; at the Camp Kwomais lodge on a Wednesday night, 50 people turned out to see the Back Porch Blues Band starring Harpdog Brown on harp and vocals, Jason Buie on guitar, Rodney Senft on drums and Jerry Burg on bass, with special guest vocalist Leanne Coleman. Since then, the society has staged 27 dances/shows in the area, at a variety of venues.