Tower of Power get LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT in California
Tower of Power received a lifetime achievement award from the CALIFORNIA MUSIC ASSOCIATION (known as CAMA) on Sunday, June 6 at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, the lawn and plaza area in front of Oakland City Hall.
The California Music Awards used to be known as the Bammies (Bay Area Music) when BAM magazine was around, but they have continued the tradition of paying respect to California born or bred musicians.
Organized by CAMA, the awards honor top recordings and lifetime achievements. In addition CAMA provides an audience for community organizations that help individuals realize enriched lives through music.
Tower of Power received a lifetime achievement plus beat out En Vogue,
One Voice, Raphael Saadiq, and Soul Folk in the category of OUTSTANDING R&B album for their SONY Special Products' release "Havin' Fun" a retrospective album of popular songs the band had on SONY. Their A&R director Michael Caplan started his own label Or Music, and signed Tower of Power for a disc of current music, OAKLAND ZONE).
Tower of Power's singer Larry Braggs and the group's current/original drummer David Garibaldi claimed both prizes at Sunday's ceremony. KBLX (The Quiet Storm station) personality Victor Zaragoza gave the band their lifetime achievement awards. The band had an excellent time meeting with fans and the industry. Says Larry Braggs, "We did interviews, took pictures."
Tower of Power have a lot of tour dates in California over the next few months. Below are all their current scheduled dates.
Tower of Power's website is www.bumpcity.com
June 25th & 26th
Red Wing, MN
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Summerfest - Potowatomi Stage
Alameda County Fair
San Rafael, CA
Marin County Fair
Beaver Creek, CO
Vilar Center for the Arts
Lodo Music Festival - AT&T Mainstage
Cripple Creek, CO
Gold Rush Outdoor Palladium
Solano County Fair
The Mountain Winery
Los Angeles, CA
The Greek Theatre
Opening for Al Green
August 17th & 18th
San Mateo, CA
San Mateo County Fair Grandstand
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Ft. Wayne, IN
Niagra Falls, NY
Seneca Niagra Casino
Madera District Fair
Gold Country Fair
Desert Diamond Casino
Blue Water Resort & Casino- Outdoor
Los Angeles County Fairgrounds
Kern County Fair