HEADLINERS
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. 

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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.  
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Thursday, September 3rd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $24
Friday & Saturday, September 4th & 5th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Sunday, September 6th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Lucky Peterson is an American musician that plays contempory blues, fusing soul, R&B, Gospel, and Rock and Roll. Chicago’s Reader raved, "His musicianship is unassailable…a combination of sleek-handed dexterity and imagination…a happy marriage of blues authenticity and foot-pleasing danceability. This is a young musician of unlimited enthusiasm and nearly unlimited potential having the time of his life and excelling at every stop along the way."
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Friday, September 11th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
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. The band is a meeting of elite jazz and blues musicians including 11-time GRAMMY® Award winner and Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, noted Bay Area guitarist Chris Cain & soul filled vocals from Glenn Walters. A talent-packed rhythm section will back them, including Hammond B-3 player Dave Mathews, bassist DeWayne Pate and drummer Deszon Claiborne.
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Saturday, September 12th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
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.  Hailing from Los Angeles Cafe R&B features the raging female vocalist "Roach" and the blazing lead guitar of Byl Carruthers. They have a large cult following in the US and Europe. They have released 3 Critically acclaimed Albums, and their fourth disc: “American Music” was released in May 2013. 
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Wednesday, September 16th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Founding members Massey, Bowers and Winters have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. Then in early 2012, the long-time trio was joined by Saylors, from Indianapolis, IN, who brought an added depth to the TSB LIVE sound. Although the band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences, absorbing everything from Psychedelia to Americana, from Jazz to 50’s Rock n’ Roll Music.
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Friday, September 18th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
 Simply put, Joe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. The New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.”
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Saturday, September 19th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
 Simply put, Joe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. The New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.”
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Friday, September 25th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24

Lavay Smith & her all-star 7-piece little big band pay tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner! Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940's and 1950's. They are one of the top swingin’ Jazz and Blues bands in the world.

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"Blues in Good Hands" CD Release Show
Wednesday, September 30th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Music lovers are in for a real treat Wed. Sept 30 when triple threat guitarist, singer and songwriter Mighty Mike Schermer brings his all-star band and his latest batch of original tunes to Biscuits and Blues for an exclusive Bay Area CD release party. Schermer's stinging Telecaster guitar sound is reminiscent of his hero Albert Collins, but like all modern blues greats it also incorporates elements of T-Bone Walker and the three Kings; B.B., Albert and Freddie. His voice has been described as "Levon Helm with a touch of Ray Charles" while his songs bring in elements of R&B, Soul, Rock and Roll and even a touch of reggae
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Friday, October 2nd • 7:00pm • $20
Saturday, October 3rd • 7:00pm • $20
Sunday, October 4th • 7:00 & 9:00pm • $20
Mixture of Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk. With blues being the stronghold. Recently, Dexter was cast in the James Brown movie and has been signed to Deep Rush Records by Bobby Rush. Dexter's music and entertaining stage presence is sure to leave you enlighten, delighted and excited. 
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Friday, October 2nd • 9:30pm • $40
Saturday, October 3rd • 9:30pm • $40
Walter Trout’s backstory is a page-turner you won’t want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints as gunslinger in bands from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to Canned Heat, and the solo career that’s still blazing a quarter-century later.
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Friday, October 9th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
Saturday, October 10th •7:30pm & 10pm • $22
From his Manhattan roots and his Indiana and Chicago musical upbringing, Tad has caught the attention of the music world with his seven Blues Music Award nominations (the Grammys of blues music) and his many recordings, including the song “Rained All Night” which was nominated for Blues Song of the Year at the 2011 Blues Music Awards. He’s a veteran of countless national and international tours, including many of the most important international blues festivals. 
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Thursday, October 15th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Friday, October 16th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
“Thick Blues dripping over the edge of Rock” is what JPBlues has been described as. This Indie Blues band captures an old sound with a contemporary style. “I Will Not Go Quietly” CD was a very familiar name on the Roots Music Report Radio Charts hitting for a total of 28 weeks straight and at #4. The level heightened even more with the band’s follow up CD, “Make Room at the Table” released in Sept 2013. 
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Saturday, October 17th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
“I’m always moving forward, going outside of my wheelhouse, listening to new music and incorporating new ideas,” says award-winning guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tommy Castro. “The contemporary blues scene is full of fresh, new sounds It’s an exciting time.” Castro is famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances. With his turbo-charged new Alligator Records album, The Devil You Know, Castro strips his music down to its raw essence as he rockets into the next phase of his storied career.
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Thursday, October 22nd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $24
Friday, October 23rd • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Saturday, October 24th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Jimmy Johnson is one of Chicago's most passionate blues singers and original guitarists, making him one of the area's top drawing bluesmen. Locally, Johnson is rated the equal of such acclaimed Chicago bluesmen as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Lonnie Brooks and Son Seals. 
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Thursday, October 29th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
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.
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