Pat Travers Band
Wednesday, April 23rd - 8pm - $35
Toronto born Patrick Henry Travers had already delivered a tasty trio of releases before the formation of this formidable four-piece, and would go on to deliver classy melodic eighties rock before a blues period in the nineties, but it’s this famous foursome that set standards, kicked your ass, and made such a musical mark.
Matt Andersen - CD Release Show
Thursday, April 24th - 8pm - $20
ith over 2 million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.
Friday, April 25th - 7:30pm & 10pm - $20
It’s a rare joy to discover an artist whose music adds to, or at least enhances, the meaning of life. A rare joy, a relief, and also an underlying apprehension; what if you had never happened upon it? What if you had been just plain lazy about listening to it? The prestigious L.A. Music Awards have been dialed in to Peach from the
not-so-long-ago beginning, naming her Blues Artist of the Year in 2001. Noting the Anderson, Indiana native’s consistent quality as a musician and performer, this music industry arbiter of talent followed it up with an Award of Excellence in 2002.
Earl Thomas & the Blues Ambassadors
Saturday, April 26th - 7:30pm & 10pm - $24
Earl Thomas has geared up with his bandmates to deliver a powerhouse world-class blues show that his dedicated San Francisco fans and new listeners alike are sure to enjoy. He takes the moods of a song and sings them like poetry. He weaves words and music into a tapestry of many colors and his voice is pure joy. A voice of happiness, heartache, tenderness, and fiery passion. He is the "blues ambassador" and knows what the blues is all about. A twenty first century blues man!
Thursday, May 1st - 7:30pm & 9:30pm - $20
“… What can you say about Jackie Payne that hasn’t been said before? He has performed or recorded with just about everyone, but is probably most well known for his work with Johnny Otis. I have yet to hear a blues/r&b singer that puts more emotional intensity or feeling into his work than this man.” - Steve Hinrichsen, Blues Bytes
Mr. Sipp "The Missippi Blues Child"
Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd - 7:30pm & 10pm - $22
As the 2014 winner of the prestigious International Blues Challenge, Castro Coleman, AKA Mr. Sipp, AKA “The Mississippi Blues Child” has been recognized as one of the most dynamic and original modern Blues artists. The multitalented Mr. Sipp is a world-class performer at the height of his powers.
Harvey Mandel & The Snake Crew
Sunday, May 4th - 6:30 & 9 PM - $25 Donation
A pioneer of modern electric blues from Chicago, Harvey “The Snake” Mandel is considered by critics to be one of the best—"a hugely influential giant" and "the best known in pop guitar." Cited as a major influence by many of today's music superstars! Mandel was one of the first rock guitarists to employ the two-handed fretboard tapping technique. The King of Sustain—Mandel is recognized internationally as a major influence in music and technique. Numerous solo albums, joined Canned Heat at Woodstock, John Mayall and The Blues Breakers…recording with The Rolling Stones, "Black & Blue" album—cemented Mandel's legacy as a cult hero!
Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes
Friday, May 9th - 7:30pm & 10pm - $20
Kevin Selfe has been electrifying audiences nationwide since breaking into the blues scene in 2006. His growing stature as a captivating story teller and passionate performer are surpassed only by his deft mastery of blues guitar. Having relocated to Portland, OR, the Virginia native is now a leading light in the Pacific Northwest’s robust blues revival.
Paula Harris & the Beasts of the Blues
Saturday, May 10th - 7:30pm & 10pm - $22
“If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- and they were a blues band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” She delivers a mix of Impudent, Humorous, and Naughty Lyrical content in a Fusion of Blues, Funk and Jazz.