Wednesday, August 16th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
A commanding singer and keyboardist (piano, organ, and accordion) who delivers classic and original material with conviction and authenticity.Willis’ music is deeply rooted in traditional American forms: blues, boogie-woogie, country, rockabilly, gospel, zydeco.
Thursday, August 17th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Montoya is a self taught guitar slinger who plays with an emotional intensity few string benders possess. Playing left-handed and upside down like Albert King, Montoya learned his guitar techniques from his years with legendary bluesman Albert Collins.
Friday, August 18th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
Ronnie Baker Brooks has been climbing the blues world’s ladder all his life. He has toured with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor.
Saturday, August 19th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Ronnie Baker Brooks has been climbing the blues world’s ladder all his life. He has toured with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor.
Sunday, August 20th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements.
Tuesday, August 22nd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
With a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling as a blues Musician.
Opening Act: Travis Larson Band
Wednesday, August 23rd • 7pm $24 & 9:30pm $20
Long acclaimed as one of the world’s most creative and intense guitar and keyboard players, Mike Keneally’s talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequalled in rock music.
Thursday, August 24th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. "Echos of the blues like Freddie King, Buddy Guy ..Nick Schnebelen's world-class guitar playing leads the way." JS, Seatle PI
Friday, August 25th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $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.
Saturday, August 26th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Gaines received a W.C. Handy award and Living Blues "Comeback Artist of the Year" award in 1999. He has toured and recorded with blues greats like Chuck Willis and Ray Charles and did session work for Bobby "Blue" Bland and Junior Parker.
CD Release Show
Sunday, August 27th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for three years but three decades. Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”
Special Guest: Nancy Wright
Tuesday, August 29th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, August 30th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Sexy shack-shackin’ music - that's Howell Devine. They deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past.
Thursday, August 31st • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force. Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer. He is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound.
Friday, September 1st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. From sizzling slide guitar to nitty-gritty harp blowing to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues.
Saturday, September 2nd • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. From sizzling slide guitar to nitty-gritty harp blowing to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues.
Sunday, September 3rd • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Joe Louis Walker is a true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter. NPR Music has called Walker “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” and he is already being referred to within the blues world as a living legend.
Special Guest: Joey Delgado
Tuesday, September 5th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, September 6th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
"Too Slim (Tim Langford) is not only a master of slide guitar, But he's also a composer of the highest regard. A supremely talented performer and composer who ranks with the best that blues/rock has to offer." - Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes
Thursday, September 7th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Describing Daniel Castro as a blues artist doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. A highly accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a strong musical point of view grounded in the very best blues traditions is more like it.
Friday, September 8th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of todays top guitarists who's signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre.
Saturday, September 9th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of todays top guitarists who's signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre.
Sunday, September 10th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
The San Francisco-based Eddie Neon Band is working hard to expand their music’s reach to a diverse group of fans. They perform standards as well as E.N. originals. Eddie defines their music as “blues, R&B, funk with a Jazz edge.”
Special Guest: Rodger Fox, Nick Granville, & Erna Ferry
Tuesday, September 12th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, September 13th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Tia's constantly being compared to legendary female singers Tina Turner, Koko Taylor and Aretha. Sure her power and sassy style of story telling may be similar, but Tia Carroll has her own unique star power. Don't pass on America's hot new sweet heart Tia Carroll.
Thursday, September 14th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Brad Absher's musical expertise has been recognized widely throughout his career, referred to frequently in Tulsa as a “Guitar God.”
Friday, September 15th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Chris is a savant, a sorcerer of tone, a master at channeling the spirits and sounds of great musicians of our past, while remaining completely recognizable in his own sound.
Saturday, September 16th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Every night that award-winning harmonica player, singer and songwriter Rick Estrin and his cohorts The Nightcats perform live— wherever in the world that may be—a crowd of dancing, shouting, laughing and cheering people will be enjoying some of the best live music they’ve ever heard.
Sunday, September 17th • 7pm & 9pm • $24
Lionel Young is a high energy performer with a bent for the blues. Fans of the driven, classically trained Young, love his distinctive brand of blues on the electric violin.
Special Guest: David Landon
Tuesday, September 19th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, September 20th • *7:30pm Only* • $20
Opening Act: Eric Long
Guy Davis is known for his deft acoustic playing, his well-traveled voice and his literate, yet highly accessible songwriting.
Thursday, September 21st • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
One of the most versatile Musicians Singers and Entertainers on the music scene today. He travels the world singing and swinging Jazz standards with Big Bands. He also gallops the globe performing the songs that he sang while working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Coasters.
Friday, September 22nd • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
Phantom Blues Band is the two time Grammy Award winning group internationally known for their work as TaJ Mahal’s backup band. Together and separately, these six men have contributed to Blues and Rock and Roll musical history as session players and sidemen with scores of artists.
Saturday, September 23rd • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Phantom Blues Band is the two time Grammy Award winning group internationally known for their work as TaJ Mahal’s backup band. Together and separately, these six men have contributed to Blues and Rock and Roll musical history as session players and sidemen with scores of artists.
Sunday, September 24th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
An award-winning guitarist and composer, San Francisco based Lloyd Gregory is a well-established musician whose style is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately charismatic. Gregory effortlessly incorporates genres of African, reggae, Brazilian, R&B and smooth jazz into his performances.
Special Guest: Cathy Lemons & Phil Berkowitz
Tuesday, September 26th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, September 27th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
A blend of Mississippi, Chicago, and California style Blues. Often compared to The Blues Brothers and ZZ Top. Paul is a guitar showman with multiple moves, while Rich is a steady-as-a-rock rhythm man.
Thursday, September 28th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Terrie performs original blues straight from the soul. Her compelling arrangements create a contemporary sound that support Terrie's witty lyrics and compelling voice.
Friday, September 29th • 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.
Saturday, September 30th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $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.
with Tamara Tramell
Thursday, October 5th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $24
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 musician of unlimited enthusiasm and nearly unlimited potential having the time of his life and excelling at every stop along the way.
with Tamara Tramell
Friday, October 6th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
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 musician of unlimited enthusiasm and nearly unlimited potential having the time of his life and excelling at every stop along the way.
with Tamara Tramell
Saturday, October 7th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
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 musician of unlimited enthusiasm and nearly unlimited potential having the time of his life and excelling at every stop along the way.
with Tamara Tramell
Sunday, October 8th • 7pm & 9pm • $24
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 musician of unlimited enthusiasm and nearly unlimited potential having the time of his life and excelling at every stop along the way.
Thursday, October 19th• 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Reverend Shawn Amos is a Los Angeles-based, chart-topping bluesman ready to turn any venue into a 1960s’ Chicago blues club. His foot-stomping, harp-wailing performances, like tent revivals of yore, energize the faithful, and convert the wayward to the Rev’s message of booty-shakin’, deep joyful blues.
Friday, October 20th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
The Reverend Shawn Amos is a Los Angeles-based, chart-topping bluesman ready to turn any venue into a 1960s’ Chicago blues club. His foot-stomping, harp-wailing performances, like tent revivals of yore, energize the faithful, and convert the wayward to the Rev’s message of booty-shakin’, deep joyful blues.
Saturday, October 28th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
John Lee Hooker Jr. is the son of one of the greatest blues and Legendary music icons in the world, the late and the great John Lee Hooker. The younger Hooker's musical style is markedly modernized, featuring contemporary arrangements with a funky big horn sound with elements of funky Gospel with a James Brown feel, and some John Lee Hooker Sr. Boogie Beat.