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Friday, July 3rd • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. 
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Saturday, July 4th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $20
Keeping the tradition alive and sticking with the roots, The Kyle Rowland Blues Band dishes out a sauté of boisterous Chicago and swampy Texas blues with a pinch of West Coast swing. Danceable and listenable this show will have you wanting more with your toes tapping into the next morning. His playing excudes genuineness- as if he pains over each blues note from his harmonica, and deeply feels each lyric in his songbook
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Friday, July 10th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
Equal parts blue-eyed soul and red-hot guitar.  Native-Texan Hadden Sayers and his band are masters of their instruments but its Hadden's passionate songwriting, which twists roots rock, blues, and soul music into something completely fresh, is what sets them apart from the pack. The Soul-Blues Guitar Slinger provides the perfect blend of raw underground Blues and passionate showmanship. 
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Saturday, July 11th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
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.
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Sunday, July 12th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Lazer Lloyd, who many call “Israel’s King of the Blues”, is a blues, rock, and folk guitarist and singer/songwriter who has spread love of the blues across Israel. The Washington Post recently noted, “One of the most popular blues singers and guitarists in Israel is Lazer Lloyd.
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Friday, July 17th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Rick Estrin, who holds the 2013 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist–Harmonica, is, according to theSan Francisco Chronicle, “an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant songwriter.” He ranks among the very best harp players, singers and songwriters in the blues world. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs.
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Saturday, July 18th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940's and 1950's. Lavay's last album received a prestigious 4 & 1/2 Star review in Downbeat magazine. For quotes and reviews from critics like Bob Blumenthal, Don Heckman, Phil Elwood and Frank-John Hadley.
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Friday, July 24th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
The DELTA WIRES is a big, high-energy harmonica and horns blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area.  They were Finalistsout 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". The DELTA WIRES were inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame in December, 2012. 
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Saturday, July 25th • 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Saturday, August 15th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
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.
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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.
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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.


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