Friday, February 24th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
Saturday, February 25th • 7:00pm & 9:30pm • $30
Special Black History Month Celebration Show.
Award-winning storyteller, shaman and musical visionary Otis Taylor’s live performances are like fireworks – kaleidoscopic, riveting, explosive and wildly entertaining. Now thrilling audiences at sold-out clubs and festivals around the world as he tours behind his new album Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, this legendary stage presence is bringing those qualities to new heights. Chicago-based singer-songwriter and fiddle player Anne Harris has been crafting her unique sound for over ten years and “continues to raise the bar on a soulful blend of folk, pop, and roots rock on record, while her deft instrumental abilities continue to resonate in concert.” [Illinois Entertainer]
Thursday, March 2nd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Friday, March 3rd • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
A first-class singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Keller has earned the respect of the torchbearers of blues and soul music. Now, with a coveted 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) Nomination for Best Soul/Blues Album of the Year (for his CD Soul Changes), he is poised to take his music even further.Dave Keller is one of the finest blues and soul men of his generation. About.com recently said that “Dave Keller is gonna be huge!” and it’s starting to seem that way.
Saturday, March 4th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
They are considered one of the most exciting live acts in the Blues genre, and beyond. The Cafe R&B sound is firmly rooted in electric Blues, but theirs is a tapestry of Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B, and Americana. "Imagine Etta James riding a Harley out of an active volcano, and you'll have some vague inkling as to the vocal power emanating from 'Roach', the front woman of L.A. blues and groove unit Cafe R&B. But don't take our word for it; the group has earned raves from the likes of Ike Turner and Buddy Guy, who've seen a few blues acts in their day... Roach has found the perfect musical counterpoint in the scorching leads of Byl Carruthers, and the ultra -phat organ and piano work of Harry Cohen." -HITS Magazine
Friday March 10th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Saturday March 11th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
When Sugaray belts out a song, you not only hear it, you feel it. The excitement in the room is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer. His dynamic voice is large just like the man. With his old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass can be heard. At 6’5” he is a big man, but he moves with grace and energy. His fluid dance steps will remind you of the Legendary James Brown. Rayford was nominated in December of 2015 for four separate 2016 Blues Music Awards for Contemporary Blues Album and Contemporary Blues Male Artist as well as Best Song and B.B. King Entertainer.
Friday March 17th • 7:30pm & 10:00pm • $22
The Delta Wires is a big, high-energy harmonica and horns blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. They were Finalists out of 100 band representatives from blues societies all over the world, in the Blues Foundation's 2008 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis TN, and were voted "Best Band" Oakland/East Bay in Oakland Magazine's annual readers' poll, and also by the East Bay Express. The Delta Wires were inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame in December, 2012.
Saturday March 18th • 8:45pm & 10:45pm • $24
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother's Greek ancestry and his father's soulful black heritage. Through his guitar mastery and remarkable songwriting ability, Chris Cain has established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. And as San Jose Mercury News music reviewer John Orr writes, “more than anyone else, anywhere, Chris Cain represents the future of the blues.”