HEADLINERS

Coco Montoya

Saturday, October 18th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30

Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” The Boston Globe succinctly states that Montoya’s music is “hot, blistering soul.” From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya earned his status through years of hard work and constant touring.

JW Jones • Cd Release Party

Wednesday, October 22nd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $15

JW-Jones is a red hot young Canadian guitar slinger/singer“, says Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge. Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, referred to this Maple Blues Award winner as“one of this country’s top blues guitar stars.” Billboard called JW part of “a new wave of young talent moving onto Canada’s blues stage.

Dave Specter

Thursday, October 23rd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20

Friday, October 24th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22

Specter's guitar playing swings, bites and slides throughout, singing its heart out. Deeply satisfying, incendiary guitar playing, dramatically charged singing. Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. 

Fantastic Negrito

Sunday, October 26th • 7pm & 9pm • $20

In fact, the name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, and who lost it all. For anyone who ever felt like it was over yet hoped it wasn’t, this is your music; blues harnessed, forged in realness. 

Terrie Odabi - Halloween Night!

Friday, October 31st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $20

When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.

Sonny Rhodes

Saturday, November 1st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22

Sonny Rhodes (born Clarence Edward Smith, November 3, 1940, Smithville, Texas) is an American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. He has recorded over two hundred songs. "I'm what you call a self-proclaimed Disciple of the Blues!" said Rhodes about his years playing and singing for fans of blues around the world. He has been nominated fifteen times for the Blues Music Awards, and won the Instrumentalist-Other category in 2011.

B.B. & the Blues Shacks

Wednesday, November 5th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20

Die BB’s are masters of their instruments and make the audience feel the deep emotions that lie in the sound of hand-made R&B. Their music is fun and sweeps the listeners away. Meanwhile they have played more than 3000 gigs, won numerous awards and recorded twelve albums, one with a Grammy winner. They have received numerous honors and awards including „Best European Blues Band“. The album 'London Daye' was awarded with the German Record Critic’s Award.

SRV Tribute w/Alan Iglesias & Crossfire

Friday, November 7th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22

Anyone who was ever fortunate enough to experience Stevie and Double Trouble's driving blues-rock in concert will never forget the way they played together live. Playing blues rock since the 60's, Alan Iglesias draws from a wealth of SRV musical history and knowledge as well as his own life experience to faithfully reproduce the famed Texas "thundershuffle" and perform each show ever-mindful of the tremendous responsibility that he bears...to do his very best to bring back as much of the original experience as he possibly can, every time he takes the stage.

Mighty Mo Rodgers

Saturday, November 8th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22

Mighty Mo Rodgers Is A Remarkably Original Singer/Songwriter Who's Shaped His Life Experiences Into A Terrifically Eclectic And Immensely Deep Vision On His Blue Thumb Debut, Blues Is My Wailin' Wall. Whether On Paper, On Record, Or In Conversation, It's Rodgers' Meaningful Exploration And Expression Of Life Through Music That Makes The Trip Soul-Satisfying

Selwyn Birchwood •

"Don't Call No Ambulance" CD Release

Show

Friday, November 14th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22

Saturday, November 15th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22

Selwyn Birchwood, Florida’s rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap steel playing bundle of pure energy. He delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma made all the more impactful by his raw, unvarnished vocals. Birchwood plays high-octane blues—at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute—with true passion and honest emotion. With his band feeding off his drive and exuberance, the striking 6’3” 29-year-old with his trademark Afro roams the stage (often barefoot), ripping out memorable guitar licks with ease. His ability to win over an audience—any audience—is proven night after night on the bandstand.