This is the SpeakEZ Lounge debut of a true force in West Michigan’s blues scene. The Tomás Esparza Blues Band — led by renowned harmonica player and singer Tomas Esparza, who was born in Mexico City and has since performed on stages across the country — recently won a regional event and will compete in the International Blues Challenge hosted by The Blues Foundation in late January in Memphis. The band also is set to release a new album. As Esparza puts it, “I really think I was born to play the blues.”
Local Spins Wednesdays are presented by Local Spins, SpeakEZ Lounge, North Coast Guitar Company and WYCE, with Michigan beer specials on tap and free parking in the city lot kitty-corner from SpeakEZ on Monroe Avenue to the south, or in the Sixth Street Park lot to the north. Plenty of street parking, too.