North Central Florida Blues Society presents!

The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood / The Shakedown

Sun, Jan 19, 2020
Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:00pm
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The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood / The Shakedown featuring Michelle Banfield at High Dive SUNDAY January 19th!

North Central Florida Blues Society presents!

Sunday Jan 19th

The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood

The Shakedown featuring Michelle Banfield

Doors 6:30PM / Show 7PM

$15 – General Admission

$8 – NCFBS Members

$5 – Students & Vets (with photo I.D.)

The Reverend Shawn Amos is a Los Angeles-based chart-topping Bluesman, record producer, and renown digital marketing entrepreneur, ready to turn any venue into a 1960s Chicago Blues club. His foot stomping, harp-wailing performances, like tent revivals of yore, energize the faithful, and convert the wayward to the Rev’s message of booty-shakin’, deeply joyful Blues.

He has a new band with him: The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood is a deep roots collaboration between the Rev and some old friends: Drummer Brady Bale (Buddy & Julie Miller, Indigo Girls), Bassist Christopher Thomas (Norah Jones, Macy Gray), and longtime Rev guitarist Chris “Doctor” Roberts. Amos has gathered together his band the Brotherhood, creating a sense of home in his rootlessness. Blade, Thomas, and Roberts provide not only musical, but also spiritual and emotional support for embracing new territory, artistically and otherwise.

The High Dive show will be his only Florida club date this year.

Amos came up in 1970s Los Angeles, at the feet of musical legends like Marvin Gaye and Quincy Jones, as well as all manner of Hollywood street folk. The son of music agent-turned entrepreneur, Wally “Famous” Amos, and R&B nightclub singer, Shirlee May, Shawn found music early, and has worked within it his entire adult life. His rich career as a producer includes overseeing new music and retrospectives from R&B and Blues legends Solomon Burke, John Lee Hooker, and Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and scores of other legacy acts. This Reverend doesn’t preach chastity but genuine love and lust that makes the world whole.

“Being a blues singer means having a journey of pain and loss,” says Shawn Amos. “But the music itself is all about joy, about finding your way out of the darkness.”

No Depression magazine said “This band is gritty at times and also takes us back to stompin’ grooves that are reminiscent of that R&B that was made famous by the legendary Muscle Shoals bands. Yet at other times the pulsing boogie they produce won’t let a fanny remain quiet and still in its chair.”

The Shakedown is easily one of the region’s fastest growing bands and Michelle Banfield is a very dynamic and beloved performer, which makes them a perfect fit for this show!


• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

• NO SMOKING inside the venue.

• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!

• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door.

• All ticket sales are Non-Refundable unless the show is cancelled.