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Shure Thing Band

bring their feel-good Countrified-Blues to the State Social House in West Hollywood, Sunday, June 11.


State Social House – Sunday, June 117pm to 12 Midnight

(For Live Sunday Soul – Presented by One More Entertainment)

   (West Hollywood, CA) –  Shure Thing Band perform at the State Social House, for Live Sunday Soul, presented by One More Entertainment,Sunday, June 11,. Showtime: 7pm to 12 Midnite. 8782 W. Sunset Blvd. Info: (310) 657-8100 or http://statesocialhouse.com/.

Shure Thing Band recently represented the great state of California at the huge three-day Country Meets Rock Festival in Lubbock Texas. 

About…Darrin Yarbrough and Shure Thing Band

“I take culture, apparel, and philosophy from the “Good Ole” American West, mix it with late ’60’s, early ’70’s, classic blues-based rock and roll, and arrive at the synthesis of the Shure Thing “Brand,” explains Yarbrough. “The “Brand” is a blend of C.C. Filson garments, Black Angus barbecue, the street smarts of a Harlem Smoothie, fast cars, women, and those (like Moses) that are “Mighty in Words and Deeds.”

At Country Meets Rock Festivals the Shure Thing Band lineup features Michael Rosen (drums/vocals), an extraordinary accomplished drummer, harmonica player, producer and songwriter who has played and worked with notables such as Dr. John, Fred Wesley, and Phil Upchurch; Howie Rich (composer/bassist/vocalist) who’s performed with The Platters, is the brainchild of “Saturday Night Bath,” (who educate and help disadvantaged youth by presenting educational concerts in Continuation High Schools and Juvenile Detention Centers throughout LA County), and has played for over 37,000 students since 1984. Harlan Spector (keyboards) has performed, toured and recorded with a Musical Who’s Who including Elvin Bishop, Buffalo Springfield, Buddy Miles, Redbone, Guitar Shorty, Dickie Betts, Tommy Castro, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Bobbie Blue Bland, and Coco Montoya. Harlan also teaches music at LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District). Darrin Yarbrough (lead guitar/vocals) fronts Shure Thing Band, plays in Saturday Night Bath, and together with Grammy-winning Chuck Vincent once assembled “Soul Revue, an all-star group of  Southern California-based musicians.

Shure Thing Band started with Yarbrough’s vision which revisits the late 60’s/early 70’s era of rock n roll and integrates modern technological advances with the “Old-School” musicology of Blues Masters like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, BB King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn; and rock icons, such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Page, Kurt Cobain, and John Squire. “I do not categorize musicians by terms, such as “good,” or “better,”, but rather as, synonymous, or juxtaposed, with my own feelings or interpretations,” says Yarbrough. “I want to revisit experiences stemming from the counter-cultural renaissance, and integrate the best of those times with the modern technological advances in musical recording, instrumentation, and sounds of today.”

Yarbrough – once offered a Music Publishing contract by the legendary Don Casale (who engineered Iron Butterfly’s Platinum record “Inna Gadda Davita) – is presently recording in West Hills, Calif. with noted former MCA Records producer Mark Keefer (Tiffany). The two men are friends and have worked together for over twenty-five years.

“Jesus Hear Me Crying” by Darrin Yarbrough




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