East Syracuse For more than a decade-and-a-half, Los Blancos has reigned as the kings of the blues in Central New York, having won dozens of “Best Of” awards from various publications as well as a handful of Syracuse Area Music Awards.
At 10 p.m. Friday, March 22, the heralded roots-rock quartet will hold forth at the new the new Bull & Bear Roadhouse, 6402 Collamer Road, in East Syracuse. Admission is free; 437-BULL.
Located at the old Jalapenos location, the Roadhouse is decorated with barn wood culled from a Cincinnatus farm along with 14 high-definition TV sets. Its menu features entrees from Bangkok to Buffalo along with a wide variety of craft beers and small-batch bourbons. Owned by Mark Bullis, the new Roadhouse is affiliated with the Bull & Bear Pub, a mainstay in downtown Syracuse’s Hanover Square since 2002.
Los Blancos – guitarist Colin Aberdeen, accordionist Mark Nanni, drummer Mark Tiffault and bassist Steve Winston – perform a mongrel mix of American roots music including Delta blues, Memphis soul, rockin’ zydeco, outlaw country, funk and folk. The foursome will feature music from its nine CDs, including its most recent, “Just This Once.” The disc’s 10 tracks include Los Blancos originals such as “Get Along,” “Luck Today” and “Backbeat Rhythm;” casablancos.com.
On Saturday night, March 23, guitarist and songwriter Tim Herron will perform at the Bull & Bear Roadhouse.
On Sunday, March 24, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Los Blancos anchors the blues brunch at Empire Brewing Co., 120 Walton St., in downtown’s Armory Square; 475-BEER, or visit empirebrew.com.