Rosa King and the Looters
In 1999 The Looters brought Rosa King, Amsterdam's Queen of Funk and
Blues, to the US for her first ever tour of her home state of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Venues included were Savannah Blues, The 40 Watt in
Athens, Monkey Business in Hilton Head, and Atlanta's North Side Tavern.
Joseph Layden also performed with Rosa and her regular band Upside Down
at several large festivals in Europe and various venues in Amsterdam
during the months beforehand in preparation for the tour. Unfortunately,
Rosa King passed away directly after a performance to 80,000 people in
Italy a few months after the American tour. Her influence and
inspiration lives on through the music of The Looters, who continue to
perform many of her original songs. Rosa King, Amsterdam's Queen of Funk
and Blues: Official Site and Tribute Page!
Rosa King - vocals,
Joseph Layden - guitar
Eric Layden - bass
Dan Walker - keyboards, backing vox
Jeff Evans - percussion
Rosa King, Amsterdam's
Queen of Funk and Blues: Official Site and Tribute Page!
Tracks recorded at North Side Tavern 1999
Changed Your Mind
Sweet Home Chicago
Do What You Wanna Do