Friday July 31st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Saturday August 1st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Lurrie Bell is on a blues journey that started early, divined by fate, fueled by spiritual and secular forces, beaten and scarred by unfathomable tragedy and heartbreaking illness, finally finding redemption in the music that defines him. It’s the blues that is in Lurrie Bell’s soul, that’s for certain.
Wednesday, August 5th • 7:30pm *One Long Set* • $30
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio is his new and exciting incarnation of the Blues! Taking the big & elaborate signature Elvin Bishop sound we've all come to love and enjoy, he'll be bringing it down a notch to a humble and intimate show. The energy will be palpable, but still full throttle in a whole new way.
Friday, August 7th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.
Sunday, August 9th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Legendary guitarist/vocalist Guitar Shorty is a giant in the blues world. Credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Guitar Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings. Like a bare knuckled boxer, Shorty strikes with his blistering, physical guitar playing and his fierce vocals, connecting directly with body and soul.
Thursday, August 13th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Friday, August 14th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
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.
Saturday, August 15th • 9:30pm • $30
The Bay Area Allstars blues celebration will be an exceptional opportunity to catch some of the Bay areas top blues musicians all under one roof here at Biscuits and Blues. Expect to see a musical chairs of memorable performances from some of our favorite Biscuits and Blues Alumni backed by The Chris Cain Band as well as other notable musicians. The night will feature performances from Chris Cain & the Chris Cain Band, The Bey Paule Band, The Paula Harris Band, The Earl Thomas Band, Aki Kumar, Kyle Rowland, Jules Leyhe, John Garcia, George Bisharat, Terrie Odabi, Tia Carroll, and Mitch Woods.
Friday, August 21st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers bring an authentic soul, funk and R&B sound with a contemporary groove that is best experienced through their high-energy live performance. Hoyer’s honest lyrics, his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals and a top-notch band, including a blazing horn section, definitely make this group worth a listen.
Saturday, August 22nd • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
Paula is a classically trained vocalist. Influenced by the likes of Etta James, Diane Schuur, Gladys Knight, and Aretha Franklin- it was only natural for her to gravitate towards the genre’s of Blues, Jazz and Soul. While most vocalists who cross genres tend to choose songs that fall in the middle ground between them, Paula’s astonishing versatility allows her to sing the full spectrum of all three. This is the basis of her funky blues style.
Friday, August 28th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
Inspired from an early age by the old blues masters, Ray Goren delivers his own unique high energy blues/Rock that takes the listener through a musical and emotional journey. His soulful R&B infused vocals and soul piercing guitar work will make you lose yourself in the music and get away for a while from the daily toil --- exactly what blues was designed to do. While paying homage to the music of his Chicago-based idols such as Freddie King, Albert King and Luther Allison to name just a few, Ray's music has evolved, combining Chicago blues with the electrifying energy of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Hendrix, with unexpected creativity and modern rock elements.
Saturday, August 29th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
The Earl Thomas show is a celebration. He sings like a man who's seen everything, rasping out songs in a well trained voice of grit and flint and hard traveling and after nearly two decades in the music business, he is in peak form. The show he brings to his monthly Biscuits & Blues residency, capitalizes on all of his strengths - his voice, his experience, his natural charisma, and the fact that once on stage, he is the real deal. A torch bearer. A 21st century bluesman.