Big Island Music Academy Benefit Concert Featuring Long Tall Deb and Colin John Coming July 18


Rocket and Rise announces a special benefit concert featuring internationally acclaimed, soul and blues artists Long Tall Deb and Colin John, backed by Luke Clebsch (Truth Musiq), Dave Ojeda and Noa Eads. The performance will include highlights from their latest album, Dragonfly, and will be held in the special event room at Laverne’s Sports Bar in Kona on July 18th at 7:00 pm.  Ticket info below.

“As Musicians, we want to see the youth be able to access music and be able to integrate the arts into their lives, said Scott Reagan of Rocket and Rise Productions. “These days it’s all too often we hear of budget cuts in schools and with the rising costs of living, even a lot of families can’t afford to nurture these talents in their children. Groups like the non-profit Big Island Music Academy make countless efforts to address that. And we are so grateful for dedicated people like them, and for the opportunity to help!”

The popular music duo Long Tall Deb and Colin John have had a full career playing with blues icons and playing at various Big Island venues. Colin John spent his youth in Memphis, Tennessee, where he played trumpet, electric bass, and then switched to guitar while soaking up classic Chicago blues and Memphis soul.

In 2009, Colin reconnected with his friend, Deb Landolt [aka Long Tall Deb], a powerhouse soul and roots singer from El Paso, Texas. Colin and Deb have been performing worldwide to enthusiastic audiences in the USA, Canada, France, England, India, and Nepal. They are currently signed to the roots label Vizztone Label Group, where they have released three records, including their latest, Dragonfly.

If You Go… Have A Good Show!

Event: A Night of Blues with Long Tall Deb and Colin John
Where: Laverne’s Sports Bar, 75-5819 Ali’i Drive, Kailua.
When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: Advance tickets are on sale now at for $20, or they can be purchased at the venue the night of the show.  Additionally, a portion of ticket proceeds will help support children’s music programs right here on the Big Island.

Connect with Long Tall Deb and Colin John on Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. Dragonflycan be purchased at the upcoming show.

Big Island Music Academy is on Facebook.

Featured image courtesy of Eventbrite.


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