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Homemade Jamz Blues Band

Friday, July 25th - 7:30pm & 10pm - $24

Rife with powerful, puissant songs that lyrically and musically epitomize the blues, the Homemade Jamz Blues Band's "Pay Me No Mind" blends Chicago and Mississippi juke joint blues, copping the gritty slickness of the former and the dirty soul of the latter—never betraying its authors’ age.  The trio exudes nothing but confidence and attitude as they sing of betrayal, love, hard times and other bad things gone down as if they’ve lived a life rich in strife. They are, to be sure, a veritable blues explosion poised to make the big sound. 

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Earl Thomas

Saturday, July 26th • 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. 

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Brad Wilson Blues Band

Friday, August 1st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $20

A charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Brad Wilson is a California guitar slinger who plays rocked-up blues. Performing over 100 shows a year, Brad has earned his reputation as a smokin' hot blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them. His songwriting has a hard-charging Americana/Blues/Roots style, his guitar playing is contemporary blues, and he can rip on lead.

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Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band

Saturday, August 2nd • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24

In a time when American Idol-type vocal gymnastics too often pass for soul, Frank Bey is a perfect reminder of what soul singing is really all about: communication, warmth, and emotional sincerity. Bey’s voice is one of the small wonders of modern soul-blues…He’s found his dream band in seven Bay Area musicians led by tasteful, intelligent guitarist and producer Anthony Paule.

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Tony MacAlpine

Friday, August 8th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30

The name Tony MacAlpine is synonymous with modern musical virtuosity. Whether performing as a solo artist, band member, session player, touring hired-gun, or as a producer, Tony MacAlpine continues to prove that he truly is one of rock’s most amazing and versatile musicians. He incorporates classical, jazz and fusion influences into the hard rock/metal genre on both guitar and keyboards.

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Karen Lovely

Saturday, August 9th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24

Known for her passionate, driven performances and always backed by stellar musicians, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely's standout performances have garnered awards, critical acclaim and standing
ovations at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Karen was honored with the 2011 Blues Music Award nominations for Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist, Best Contemporary Blues Album, and Best Song.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute w/ Alan Iglesias & Crossfire

Thursday, August 15th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20

Friday, August 16th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22

Feeling a strong affinity for Stevie’s music and stage show, he felt that endeavoring to reproduce a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert as close as he possibly could just seemed to be the right thing to do. He considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to play such soulful music in the style of someone who played so much from his heart, and would love to think that in some small way, he and the band are helping to keep the legacy of Stevie and his music alive.

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