2000 lbs of blues formed by michael arguello aka "pink" (don't ask where the pink came from) playing early 40's style piano driven jump blues in the spirit of big joe turner, wynonie harris, amos milburn & louis Jordan are among the major influences of this band, being true to the music and at the same time creating new and interesting ways to present it to audiences, in hopes of keeping this great American music around for years to come. With a large and loyal following, 2000 lbs . . . has performed at countless major events & festivals, bringing down the house wherever they perform . . . 1999, 2001 & 2003 doheny blues festivals, 2002 doheny days music festival, long beach blues festival/beach fest., brea jazz festival, irvine lake blues festival, the vintage festival & many more. . . over the years, from show to show the cast of characters of 2000 lbs of blues changes slightly, always keeping the act fresh & cool, regular band members include... vocals by: michael arguello, performing for over 25 years, this charismatic blues shouter fondly known to friends as pink, has played many different styles of music from jazz to blues to early rockabilly to funk and even some punk, the founding member of 70's/80's off beat group the daddyo's, mr. pink is always on his game, being the consummate performer he has entertained many thousands of happy people through out his career, powerful vocals combined with a huge stage presences sets this singer apart from the pack . . .the fun never stops with a special cast of characters coming down and playing every week, a real who's who of great players, guitar hero's kid ramos (formally of the fabulous thunderbirds), henry carjhal from (rod piazza & mighty flyers), kirk fletcher from (the charlie musslewhite band), junior watson (guitar god) and harmonica greats, james harman, johnny dyer, lynwood slim, & robert lucas (formally of canned heat) all have come out to play with 2000 lbs . . . this always adds excitement and spontaneity to every performance. There's never a dull moment! ! !
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