The Bowery Ballroom
The Hatters

The Hatters

The Tangiers Blues Band

Wed, August 6, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Hatters
The Hatters
The Hatters (formerly Mad Hatters) have decided to do a reunion show, their first since they broke up in 1996, on Wednesday August 6th at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC after a thread blew up on Facebook forcing their hand! The Hatters, who formed at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1988, were signed to Atlantic Records and put out 3 albums: "Live Thunderchicken", "The Madcap Adventures of the Avocado Overlord", and "You Will Be You". The band was part of the same jam band circuit of the early 90s that spawned such successful acts as Blues Traveler and Spin Doctors out of NYC, which became the band's home. The NYC scene revolved around such venues as The Wetlands, Nightengales, and New Music Cafe and included many acts trying to follow in their footsteps such as The Hatters, God Street Wine, Milo Z, The Authority, The Other Half, and countless others.

With The Hatters comprised of drums, bass, keyboards, and two guitarrists, their sound was strongly influenced by The Allman Brothers and while the band definitely could jam, they also had songs which distinguished them from most bands in that scene! They had a sound that combined NYC funk and classic Southern rock. Although they had their moments and toured the country extensively in the early 90s, they never quite reached that pinnacle that some of their peers did and eventually broke up in 1996.
The Tangiers Blues Band
The Tangiers Blues Band
The Tangiers Blues Band was formed in 1998 after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music.

The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis player/guitarist John McEnroe.

The original line-up was formed after that with Chris (guitar), Dave Borla (drums), Danny (harmonica), Huey (lap steel), King (vox and guitar) adding their long time friends Dave Sellar (bass) from Darla Hood and Peter Levin (keys) who had played in various bands in New York City and currently tours with The Blind Boys of Alabama.

The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations. In addition, they have many “special guests” who will sit in with them for a night when they are around including G-Love, Phil Lesh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) and Chris’ father, Joseph Scianni. The line-up on the TBB studio recordings consists of Chris, Danny, Pete, King and Dave Sellars with Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) on lap and pedal steel guitars and Mo Roberts (Shemeka Copeland) on drums.

The recording was done in one day at Moon Palace Studios, mixed and produced by Tim Latham (Lou Reed, Tribe Called Quest) a long time friend of all the guys.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/