New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ All Indianz Promotions)
Sometimes in our quest to be cool we meet someone or stumble across something that makes us stop and realize the moment and how fortunate we are to be a part of something larger than ourselves. On our way to Rhyneland, we discovered one of the many wonders held within our own country, A Diamond in the Desert.
The "Diamond in the Desert" is in Laughlin, NV that's made a name for itself, yet undiscovered by so many. It is on the road less traveled by high rollers and party seekers heading into Vegas
on a quest all their own. Who would have ever dreamed a beach on the famous Colorado River with boating, jet skis and pina coladas complete with outdoor bands, and more? For those looking to roll the dice in a more private, relaxed atmosphere with a host of other amenities, this is the place to be.
The AVI Resort & Casino, Laughlin, NV, played host to award-nominated artist Ken Rhyne Saturday night, September
10, 2011. Originally scheduled to perform at the Beach Overlook, under threat of storms, the show was moved inside to a major conference room with state of the art sound. All show guests were treated to a 5-Star buffet complete with desserts created on-site at the AVI Casino & Resort Bakery and two sets of Blistering Blues/Blues Rock by Ken Rhyne & The Ken Rhyne Band from 7pm - 11pm.
The sound engineer provided surround sound so perfectly every guest in the room felt they were right on stage with the band. Guests danced throughout the show to a variety of Ken Rhyne songs from "These Bills Come Due", "Can't Let This Good Thing Slip Away", "Van Miller's Whiskey Bar", Scratch My Back" to his forthcoming new single "Limousine". The room was filled to near capacity throughout both sets and guests were seen lining up between sets to purchase Ken Rhyne CD's, inquire about show dates and when he would be back in the area. It was definitely a memorable night.
"The AVI Casino show was special. We were treated so well and made to feel at home. The stage and monitor/PA systems was perfect which allows us as musicians to feel free to express our voices and instruments from our heart and soul without distractions. Kenny Mohs and his sound crew were the best I have worked with over my 33 years of performing live. I look forward to future opportunities to work with them again and to play for the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and all the people of southern Nevada. I'm spoiled now, I want the sound I had there where ever I play now" - Ken Rhyne
Ken Rhyne plays Blues/Blistering Blues Rock/Southern Blues Rock & Roll the way our "Forefathers of Blues" intended it to be. From the juke joints and taverns in Memphis, New Orleans and the Delta Blues of Mississippi to the night clubs and casinos throughout the US and Canada, Ken Rhyne emerged as one of the most accomplished Blues/Blues Rock/Southern Rock & Roll artists of our time. His dedication to musical perfection is something he is well known for, unsurpassed by most and heard in every recording and live show. He is a multi-talented Blues/Blues Rock singer/songwriter and one of the top harmonica players in the world. The award-nominated album "Caught You White Handed" by Ken Rhyne is currently #25 on the "APD Blues Charts" for September
from the album along with two new, unreleased singles "Limousine" and "The Sun is Coming Up" is available through All Indianz AirPlay which is currently #4 on the "Top 50 APD Rock Albums Charts" for September
Originally from High Point, NC, Ken Rhyne is a member of the Iroquois band of Tuscarora Indians and is a nationally-recognized, award-winning designer with a talent for respectfully incorporating tribal culture into museums, cultural centers and other types of facilities around the world. He and his family currently reside in Atlanta, GA, where Rhyne is a Principal with Urban Design Group, an internationally recognized design firm where Ken is a noted interior designer and pivotal part of the firm's leadership team. Through his design, music and civic involvement, Rhyne has served as an advocate for Native American issues throughout his life. Ken Rhyne is also a member of the Pfeiffer University Baseball Hall of Fame and was a minor league player for the Washington Senators and Texas
Rangers. Urban Design Group offers architectural, interior design, planning and urban design services to its worldwide clientele from studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas, Texas. www.UrbanDesignGroup.com
The AVI Resort & Casino hosts several venues for live performances, a private beach nestled in a cove lined with palm trees along the banks of the mighty Colorado River, an 8-plex movie theatre and a very large casino with table games and over a 1,000 slot machines. The swimming pool at the resort itself features two waterfalls, a separate kiddie pool, Jacuzzi and Tiki Bar.The AVI Resort & Casino also features "Kids Quest", the nation's largest hourly child care provider offering tons of fun for children 6-weeks to 12-years old. Security is always important and Kids Quest has a sophisticated security system, including security monitors and limited access and entry. When it comes to children, AVI Casino feels the kids should be having as much fun as you are, in an atmosphere of learning, playing, and challenging their skills. In fact, one of Kids Quest's slogans is: "Are you having as much fun as your kids?"
The Mojave Resort Golf Club is a championship resort course with wide, friendly fairways and four sets of tees, allowing golfers to choose their own challenge. A terrain that combines native vegetation with wind-shaped sand dunes that provides the perfect setting to develop the premiere daily fee course in Southern Nevada. The strategically placed bunkers and undulating greens will provide a test to all that venture to the tournament tees, measuring 6,939 yards. At the end of the day be sure to relax in the spa with a massage before dinner at one of the on-site restaurants, the food court or room service for two.
For those who enjoy motorcycles and outdoor events, The AVI Resort & Casino hosts the annual "THUNDER on the RIVER" featuring RACE YOUR RIDE. For those who feel they have the baddest bike around, AVI says "Bring It, We've Got the Baddest Ride on the River" without question. During "THUNDER on the RIVER", the marketplace is filled with excitement playing host to over 70-vendors featuring something for everyone during the event. In addition to taking in the events you can explore famous Route 66 and many other historical places of interest. Music
shows, the Baddest Ride on the River, water sports, golfing and other activities will definitely keep you entertained. As an avid bike rider & previous promoter and spokesperson for Indian Motorcycles, Ken Rhyne looks forward to the possibility of returning to the AVI Resort & Casino for "THUNDER on the RIVER" in 2012. We hope to see you there too!! www.avicasino.com
Ranked as one of the "Top Nine Unsigned Bands in the World" / The International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN
FEATURED ON THE COVER of THE LAUGHLIN ENTERTAINER with well known, international acts Big & Rich, Gary Allan
and Gretchen Wilson
with a TWO PAGE INTERVIEW. Live Performance photo by Daniel
Rodriquez courtesy of AVI Resort & Casino.
We will forever remember playing the AVI.
Myra Chapman / Publicist