This is the only Grammy winning exclusively Western band. In the vein of Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers, with comedy and entertainment to boot! They've been around for 30 years, see their extensive bio on the web site. They usually don't play venues as small (and intimate) as we are, so DON'T miss this show.
FRI 2/7 Ray Bonneville with Richie Lawrence - Blues, Americana.
SAT 2/15 Cripple Creek - Country, Southern rock.
SAT 3/15 Tempest - Celtic Rock - Leif's annual birthday bash with us!
SAT 4/25 Tom Rigney & Flambeau - Electrifying roots music fiddle.
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The Ray Charles Project - Award-winning artists play Ray's greatest hits!
Saturday January 11, 7 pm
$24 advance / $27 day of show
An amazing group of talent! In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging sextet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray's amazing songbook. They put on a great show last year. This is just some of the best music ever, and it's delivered flawlessly by this great band!
Tony Lindsay has 11 GRAMMY AWARDS on his mantel after spending two decades as lead singer of Santana, and has recorded with such artists as Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and Steve Winwood. He moved from Albany, New York to San Jose in 1980, worked at Guitar Center, and joined the Danny Hull Quintet, which later adopted the name Spang-a-Lang. His friend Chester Thompson invited him to audition for Santana, and overnight he went from playing small clubs to huge amphitheaters.
This year guitarist Kid Andersen of Rick Estrin & the Nightcats joins the band. Kid is an amazing guitarist, and it will be a real treat for him to perform in this show.
Glenn Walters sang lead for two sensational Bay Area bands, the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils and the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. The San Francisco Examiner called his voice "as warm, furry, and comforting as a mink coat. You just wanna wrap it around you." He has also previously toured and performed with the Doobie Brothers, Chuck Berry, Steely Dan, Savoy Brown, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter, The Pointer Sisters and Sammy Hagar.
Bassist DeWayne Pate graduated from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, moved north, and has since worked with an array of top Bay Area talents including Huey Lewis and the News, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, and Robben Ford. He's also a columnist for Bassics Magazine, and his instructional video, The Art of Tapping, his been widely popular. Reviewer Andrew Gilbert called his album Melting Pot "an impressive array of grooves."
Deszon Claiborne is the dynamic drummer for Clockwork and the Tammy Hall Trio, and Tony Lindsay's Soul Soldiers.
Rounding out this powerhouse performance is Dave Matthews on keyboards. Dave has worked with James Brown, Bonnie Rait, Idris Muhammad, George Benson, Nina Simone, and is the leader of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet.
Stranger Blues - Kid Andersen at Lil Lou's BBQ on June 4th, 2015
Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong - Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys
Saturday January 18, 7 pm
$20 advance / $23 day of show
Hold on to your seat and get ready for a rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song. A marvel of musical ingenuity, yodeling cowboy songster Sourdough Slim and string instrument wizard Robert Armstrong joyously rekindle the country blues, vintage jazz, cowboy classics and string band repertoire of pre-WWII America. Whether capturing the haunting refrain of a Jimmie Rodgers blue yodel or swinging out a hot novelty number, everyone gets caught up in the fun these two cut-ups have on stage. A fast-paced performance of music and comedy that showcases this duo's seasoned gift for connecting with their audiences. All dished up with a hearty dose of vaudevillian stagecraft making for a delightfully entertaining experience. Long time fans will remember them as founding members of two of California's favorite acoustic combo's, 8th Avenue String Band and R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders. Between them they share a provocative array of period instruments including: flat-top guitar, national steel, baritone and soprano ukulele, musical saw, accordion, six-string banjo and harmonica. Well traveled veterans of stages ranging from Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center to The National Cowboy Gathering, Strawberry Music Festival and Prairie Home Companion. These modern day vaudevillians capture a sound and moment in time that consistently delights fun loving music fans everywhere they perform.Make your newsletter a valuable source of information and advice and you will successfully position yourself as an expert.
Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong - Hesitation Blues
David Wilcox - brilliant guitar and stirring vocals by a master folk songwriter
Friday January 24, 8 pm
$25 advance / $29 day of show
"David Wilcox's ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen." - Rolling Stone
Wilcox is now 20 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.
Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records,
A "songwriter's songwriter," his songs have been covered by many artists, including k.d. lang. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow, and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit. In live performance, David loves making up a spontaneous song for an audience member in need. Anyone who has seen Wilcox perform more than once or twice has seen him concoct one of his "Musical Medicine" songs on the spot, full of lyrical artistry and musical inventiveness, like some kind of uncanny parlor trick.
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David Wilcox - We Make The Way By Walking (Official Video)
The Unauthorized Rolling Stones presents "Come Together" - music of The Beatles & The Rolling Stones
Saturday January 25, 7 pm
$24 advance /$28 day of show
No two bands have affected music more that the Beatles or the Stones. Each opposing force exemplifing universal clashing views making "COME TOGETHER" nothing less than a miracle! Never before has one band attempted to cover the two greatest catalogs in rock in one performance. The Unauthorized Rolling Stones have melded vast musical chakras into one wildly captivating and astonishing treat for any music palette. Come enjoy. COME TOGETHER.
The Atomic Beatles Live at the Downtown Theatre-Fairfield, CA
"BITCH" The Unauthorized Rolling Stones at Yoshi's Oakland
Love Is Gonna Find You - Bill and Tamara Champlin
Waiting on the Night - Ray Bonneville
Highway 46 by Tom Russell (from his new album)
The Cripple Creek band - "Comin' in Hot" (Original)
Yodeling Lessons: Tales from the Trail Starring Riders In the Sky, Part 1
Roy Rogers slide guitar virtuoso Razor's edge
2/1 Bill & Tamara Champlin - from Chicago and the Sons of Champlin
2/15 Cripple Creek - Southern rock, Country
2/7 Ray Bonneville - Slide groove acoustic blues
2/8 Tom Russell - album release - "October in Railroad Earth" - #1 Americana album upon release in March!
2/21 Tempest - Celtic rock - Lief's annual birthday bash!
2/29 Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings - blues slide guitar
3/7 Sugaray Rayford Band - Grammy nominated blues
3/14 Kevin Russell Salutes Clapton - Clapton tribute
3/25 Paul Thorn Band - Southern rock, Alt-country, Roots, Blues
4/25 Tom Rigney & Flambeau - Electrifying Roots music fiddle