Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - O'Toole's Pub - 902 Nuuanu Avenue, Downtown Honolulu.
He will be backed by a reunion of 3/4 of Third Degree (James Ronstadt - Harp, Vocals, James Ganeko - Drums and Milan Bertosa - Bass) Plus Bobby Ingano - Guitars. Do not miss this opportunity to catch some "REAL" Blues in Hawaii. Only $8 for Hawaii Public Radio and Hawaii Blues Society members, $10 for prospective members ;-)
Travis Haddix was born November 26, 1938 in Walnut, Mississippi, about thirty miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. His interest in music began at an early age, and, after seeing B.B. King perform at the WDIA Radio station in Memphis, young Haddix knew that the guitar was the musical instrument that he wanted to play.
The Haddix Family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Travis continued to refine his craft learning from his father Chalmus, and his older brother Alvie. In 1959 Travis moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he joined the D.L. Rocco band and later toured with Little Johnnie Taylor. In addition to writing his own material , Travis also writes for Artie "Blues Boy" White, Dicky Williams, Michael Burks and veteran Blues man Jimmy Dawkins.
Travis has received rave reviews from Living Blues Magizine, Real Blues, Blues Revue, Blues and Rhythm, and Big City Blues Magazines. Since 1992, Travis has toured Europe twice each year. Travis received four awards in 1999: Best Male Blues Artist, Best New Blues Artist, Blues Entertainer and Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year. In 1989 he founded Haddix Publishing Company and Wann-Sonn Records.
Travis's positive attitude is summarized by the remarks he uses to close each performance, "I am the best that I can be, and since no one else can be me, there's none better!"
Travis has released more than a dozen discs of mostly his own material and is a favorite on the European tour circuit, especially in Switzerland ;-) He has also performed at most of the major summer festivals and Blues clubs across America!
Do not miss this opportunity to catch some "REAL" Blues in Hawaii!