Suggestions for Week of 7/15-7/21

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week..

Monday July 15th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 AM Showtime…
The Pleasure Palace is a wonderful trio where Hammond Organ, Electric Guitar, and Drums make a crazy melange of greasy 70’s soul, sparkling teen beat favorites, once folks enter the palace, they never return the same…The band features the guitar wizardry of Ned Boynton, Lorenzo Farrell on Hammond organ and Rolf Wilkinson on Drums. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime…
Mike Olmos Presents The Sessions. Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his all star Sessions for a great night of jazz.. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is a high-voltage, crowd-pleasing big band born of the blues, with a sound defined by a searing, relentless horn section. Saxophonist/arranger Lorenz has assembled a musical cast of the highest standard, bringing some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most accomplished and adventurous jazz veterans together with some of the fertile San Francisco scene’s most promising up-and-coming players. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge…

Tuesday July 16th

The Pagan Idol 375 Bush St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime..
The Deep Basement Shakers specialize in primal, joint-rocking boogie, barrelhouse, blues and early R&B. Vintage, foot-stomping American roots music designed for good times. Let’s get down! N/C

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. Vibrason is another great band out of the Bay Area very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. Highly recommended $10 Cover Charge.

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences. On stage they create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now. Highly recommended!!!!! $26 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series features one of the Bay Areas great blues bands Greg Simmons Bad Influents performing at Ricon Center located at 121 Spear Street.

Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime.
Clyde The Blynd and His Trio will be performing his original compositions both old and new, plus songs from Don Cherry, Wayne Shorter and Augustus Pablo in this latest version of Clyde’s unique vision. N/C

Wednesday July 17th

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes..
Bay City Blues featuring Chris Cain is a 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. Hosted by the nationally recognized Chris Cain & his All-Star cast of Musicians, every week they invite a new special guest to accompany them on stage and present new, upcoming, & old talent from the blues world! Bay City Blues is our tribute and exploration into the Blues genre, it is a special event in which we all get to help, share, & “Preserve the Blues.” Highly recommended!! $22 Cover Charge.

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime..
Lulu & The Rent Party is one of my favorite bay Area bands. They play an eclectic selection of jazz, latin, and pop tunes. They are really fun. Highly recommended!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.
The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians..N/C.

Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime…
Eli and The Approach is a high energy acoustic act from San Francisco. Eli will captivate you with her soulful voice and personality while Chris, Dave and Charlie throw down a solid Rhythm. The Approach has been bringing audiences to their feet and singing along to unique versions of classic, modern and original tunes wherever they perform. Lots of special effects and surprises will make it a memorable evening. $12 Cover Charge..

The Pagan Idol 375 Bush St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime..
Swingatto is a swing and gypsy jazz band currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was originally founded in February 2014 in London, UK. The project currently features Joe Yamamoto on violin, Antonio Feula on guitar and Michael Price on double bass. The band’s repertoire included original gypsy jazz songs as well as Django Reinhardt covers and many other great tunes from the 1920s and 1930s.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..  
Josh Klipp and The Klipptones are another great jazz/swing/blues band who play the classics, or the remix. I love when they throw in some rockabilly and 50’s/60’s rock and roll in their set. Highly recommended!!!!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Midnight Moods are one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets. This is a wonderful classic jazz trio led the amazing Jacqueline Corona on vocals with Alex Farrell on bass and Julian Shipp on piano. Highly recommended!! N/C

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series features Rockabilly trio The Jukebox Charlies performing at 555 California Street; One of the Bay area’s best gypsy swing bands Gaucho performs at 101 California Street; Master guitarist Mitch Polzak and his great rockabilly band The Royal Deuces performs at Salesforce Park located at 435 Mission Street; One of the best upcoming bluegrass bands in the Bay Area Jubilee performs at 535 Market Street.

Thursday July 18th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime. Junk Parlor which is a musical adventure down a path paved with eastern European, gypsy crooner punk, vintage bellydance melodies and our own brand of moody, haunting originals. Leonard Cohen-esk vocals and poetry, acoustic gypsy jazz guitar, ripping violin, cajon, percussion, fretless electric bass, all come together to paint a fantastically edgy dream scape. Highly recommended!!!!!!

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. Sun Ra Arkestra:Space Is The Place..The enduring legacy of jazz visionary Sun Ra is celebrated by this ensemble made up of Arkestra veterans and a younger generation of exploratory musicians led by saxophonist Marshall Allen – a fixture of Sun Ra’s bands since 1958. Sun Ra created an entire universe of expression, integrating Ellington-influenced big band swing with free jazz, the blues, electronics, and African musical traditions. Highly recommended!!!!! $30/$50/$70 Cover Charge..

The Pagan Idol 375 Bush St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime..
The Nick Rossi Trio.. Nick is a great jazz guitarist. He plays standards, swing, and bebop as well as anyone in the Bay Area. Highly recommended!! N/C

Slims 333 11th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.
We Were Promised Jetpacks Scottish rock mainstays first emerged in 2009, with their exciting debut “These Four Walls”. The acclaimed post punk revival band are on their first huge headline tour in a number of years. This should be a great show.. Highly recommended!!! $27 Cover Charge..

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums is one of the fun bands in the Bay Area performing vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogies, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. Tonight they focus on giving you the beat to move your feet. Highly recommended!! No Cover Charge…

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:45 PM Showtime.. Featuring members of Tumbledown House and the John Brothers Piano Company, The Ramshackle Jazz Band pulls from a wide repertoire of original material, as well standards, groovy instrumentals, old reefer tunes, and occasional modern cover songs. Instrumentation generally includes clarinet, trumpet, stride piano, bluesy guitar, bass, and drums, and the band’s influences range from hard bop to soul to cumbia. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C..

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.
The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy, rock concert-like shows. The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Scott Padden (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina (violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin). Texas based Americana rockers Goodnight, Texas opens the show.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series features one of the Bay Area’s premier jazz ensembles the Gerald Beckett Quartet performing at 303 2nd Street; Oakland’s premier latin ensemble Roberto and Friends explores Latin America’s musical wealth with diverse instrumentation including Andean flutes, guitar, percussion, violin, and vocals will perform at 2nd and Stevenson Street; a really wonderful bluegrass/western swing ensemble The Vivants perform at Rincon Center located at 121 Spear Street.

Friday July 19th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime. The Scott Larson Quartet led by trombonist, have been making music in the Bay Area for more than 20 years. With this combined 60 years of musical experience playing as a trio they strive to play a wide range of material from original compositions to Jamaican music all the way down to hard swinging jazz. Highly recommended!!! No Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.
Sun Ra Arkestra: Space Is The Place..The enduring legacy of jazz visionary Sun Ra is celebrated by this ensemble made up of Arkestra veterans and a younger generation of exploratory musicians led by saxophonist Marshall Allen – a fixture of Sun Ra’s bands since 1958. Sun Ra created an entire universe of expression, integrating Ellington-influenced big band swing with free jazz, the blues, electronics, and African musical traditions. Highly recommended!!!!! $30/$50/$70 Cover Charge..

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.
The Blank Tapes is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, whose music is a mix of 50’s and 60’s inspired folk rock, surf, psych soul and pop. I really like his new album Candy which he is on tour promoting.. Opening the show is Killer Whale whose music is a mixture of folk rock, psychedelic electronica, with touches of surf rock and Caribbean. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime..
The 2019 Noise Pop Festival is presenting War Stories, a raucous evening of off-the cuff storytelling by some of the wildest, loudest and most influential punk rock, new wave and rock’n’roll icons. The line up is specially curated and presented by Pleasant Gehman and Theresa Kereakes — the duo behind the LA punk rock 70’s fanzine Lobotomy.. The lineup also features Peter Case of The Nerves & The Plimsouls, Jeff Drake of The Joneses, Chip Kinman of The Dils and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos. The event is moderated by Michelle Villegas Threadgould, Journalist/KQED, Contributor/CNN, New York Observer & author of the forthcoming book “Why Rage Against the Machine Matters”… Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime..
McKinley Moore is keeping the legacy of Otis Redding alive through his Otis Redding Legacy. McKinley’s style respectively recreates the magic of “The King Of Soul”, backed by his incredible 8 piece band.. This is going to be a great show.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes..
Kara Grainger‘s classic songwriting skills, smooth sultry vocals, and the ability to whip up a storm with a fiery slide guitar makes her a force to be recon with. Very few can boast this set of trump cards, but it just happens to be the hand dealt to this Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Kara exhibits an effortlessly seductive and modern take on roots, blues and soul music. Highly recommended!!!! $24 Cover Charge..

Royal Cuckoo 3202 Mission St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.. Lavay Smith sings at the hippest bar in San Francisco, accompanied by Danny Armstrong on trombone and Chris Siebert on the Hammond organ. You’ll love the vibe, the cocktails, and the world-class collection of vintage vinyl spinning for your listening pleasure. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.
Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. N/C

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime…Legendary American blues guitarist, singer, bandleader and record producer Steve Freund will be performing with his Big 3 group featuring Howell Devine‘s Pete Devine on drums & washboard and Joe Kyle on bass’.This is a show not to miss.. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge…

If you live near Santa Cruz check out

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz, CA 7:30 PM Showtime..Americana country blues and gospel singer/songwriter Amy Helm is on tour promoting her new album “This Too Shall Light”. I really like her band. Highly recommended!!!! $40 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series features Crying Uncle is one of the finest young acoustic bands anywhere, playing bluegrass and more with astounding instrumental skill and tight vocal harmonies performing at 425 Market Street.

Saturday July 20th

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 701 Mission Street San Francisco 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Showtime. After Brooklyn Raga Massive’s epic 2017 YBG Festival performance of Terry Riley’s groundbreaking minimalist masterwork “In C,” a genre-bending collaboration with Classical Revolution, the Brooklyn-based collective returns with a new groundbreaking project. Teaming up with Martha Redbone, the celebrated soul-steeped roots singer of Native American and African-American descent, BRM plunges into a charged cultural mashup combining Appalachian laments and blues hollers with classical Indian modes. Like BRM, Redbone is no stranger to audacious cultural combinations. Her latest album The Garden of Love-Songs of William Blake features her sumptuous voice singing Blake’s immortal words set to country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native American forms. Drawing on members of both ensembles, this unprecedented collaboration turns the Gardens into a fertile field for musical experimentation. Highly recommended N/C..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.
Sun Ra Arkestra: Space Is The Place..The enduring legacy of jazz visionary Sun Ra is celebrated by this ensemble made up of Arkestra veterans and a younger generation of exploratory musicians led by saxophonist Marshall Allen – a fixture of Sun Ra’s bands since 1958. Sun Ra created an entire universe of expression, integrating Ellington-influenced big band swing with free jazz, the blues, electronics, and African musical traditions. Highly recommended!!!!! $40/$60/$780 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Barrio Manouche is a great Bay Area ensemble performing a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s difficult to classify but instantly recognizable deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli,the gypsy soul of eastern europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane…

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never disappoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes…. When Texas born Sugaray Rayford takes the stage and starts to belt out a song you can feel the excitement in the room. Sugaray is a superb vocalist and entertainer and his dynamic voice is large just like the man. His old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass. 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. He also has a great band backing him.. Highly recommended!!!! $35 Cover Charge…

The Bootleggers Ball 544 Capp Street, San Francisco 9:00-Midnight Showtime.
The Hot Baked Goods are a band of young jazz musicians playing hot tunes of the 30’s. Most of the band members started as swing dancers, and became so infatuated with the music that they decided to make some themselves. I saw them at the Amnesia and this band really swings. $20 Cover Charge..

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
Brooklyn Raga Massive draws inspiration from Terry Riley, himself a practitioner of Indian classical music for some years, beginning with their performance and recording of Riley’s seminal composition “In C.” For this evening, BRM presents Indian classical music, original works inspired by the master, and a sneak peak at a new work in progress composed by Riley exclusively for BRM. The ensemble features Sameer Gupta on tabla & drumset, Neel Murgai on sitar, Arun Ramamurthy on violin, Trina Basu on violin, Pawan Benjamin on bansuri & saxophone, Michael Gam on bass, David Ellenbogen on guitar and Lauren Crump on percussion. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime..
The Winehouse Experience is an incredible live performance celebrating the musicianship and talent of Amy Winehouse.. Mia Karter Productions is proud to present a Tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, featuring her incredible original music and many of the classic hits she covered over the years. The Winehouse Experience is a celebration of the great icon’s unique style and artistry. We have taken her live show and brought it to her fans, complete with horn section, choreographed background singers and Amy’s individual flair. Enjoy all of her hits, from “Rehab” to “Me & Mr. Jones” and ” You Know I’m no Good.” Amy’s influences include many celebrated jazz and soul artists and she covered many classic tunes over the years, “It’s my Party”, “Cupid” and “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” are just a few of the famous tunes brought to the stage. This show has sold out venues across Southern California and fans and critics alike have expressed their approval. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge…

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:30 PM Showtime… Van Goat is a great ban mixing punk, swing, ragtime, southern jazz and surf. Harnessing the diverse DIY aesthetic of their native Oakland, Van Goat (featuring Aidan Ward, Ben Einstein, Derek Burle, Lindsay Alexis, and Taylor Moxon) is in the business of writing not only songs that you can dance to, but creating a musical experience wherein each successive song’s mottled riffs and bewildering charisma is pleasantly startling. Highly recommended!!!!! $14 Cover Charge..

If you live in the Northbay you may want to check out

Green Music Center 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park 7:30 PM Showtime.
Live From Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy, and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience. You’ll hear (and see!) music from Chris, the show band, and The Tallest Man on Earth; Gaby Moreno; plus Invisibilia‘s Lulu Miller; comedian correspondent Tom Papa; and much more. Highly recommended!!!!!$25 Cover Charge…

Sunday July 21st

The 82nd Annual Stern Grove Festival… The free summer outdoor Sunday music fest continues with one of the true architects of reggae Toots And The Maytals. Opening up the afternoon is the legendary Lee Fields and The Expressions one of soul music’s hardest working bands. The music starts at 2:00 PM and is located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd in San Francisco.

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime.
Sun Ra Arkestra:Space Is The Place.. The enduring legacy of jazz visionary Sun Ra is celebrated by this ensemble made up of Arkestra veterans and a younger generation of exploratory musicians led by saxophonist Marshall Allen – a fixture of Sun Ra’s bands since 1958. Sun Ra created an entire universe of expression, integrating Ellington-influenced big band swing with free jazz, the blues, electronics, and African musical traditions. Highly recommended!!!!! $30/$50/$70 Cover Charge..

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies.. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the Old Paul Saloon many years ago. N/C

Royal Cuckoo 3202 Mission St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime..Lavay Smith sings at the hippest bar in San Francisco, accompanied by Chris Siebert on the Hammond organ. You’ll love the vibe, the cocktails, and the world-class collection of vintage vinyl spinning for your listening pleasure. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay 4:30 PM Showtime.
Steve Turre is one of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist. Kickstarting his career with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Turre went on to work with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984. Steve will be performing with his quintet.. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$45 Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 4:00 PM Showtime..The Bogues is a San Francisco based 8-piece Pogues celebration band led by noted Bay Area musician and British Isles expat Paul Griffiths. Opening the show is Americana/folk country band Gayle Lynn and The Hired Hands. Highly recommended!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 3:00 PM Showtime… The incomporable renegade pianist Dred Scott is one the Bay Area’s moist innovative and eclectic pianist and multi-instrumentalists. Dred will be performing with his trio promoting his new album Dred Scott Rides Again.. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge…

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 4:00 PM Showtime. When Texas born
Sugaray Rayford takes the stage and starts to belt out a song you can feel the excitement in the room. Sugaray is a superb vocalist and entertainer and his dynamic voice is large just like the man. His old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass. 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. He also has a great band backing him.. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge…

If you live in the Northbay you may want to check out

Green Music Center 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park 7:30 PM Showtime. It’s Bluegrass Day featuring The Dawg Trio featuring virtuoso mandolinist David Grisman, Sam Grisman on bass & Danny Barnes on banjo. Also on the bill are the great bluegrass revelers The Steep Canyon Rangers. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Video Pick Of The Week..

Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul is the never-before-told story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica, Toots Hibbert. It features intimate new performances and interviews with Toots, rare archive from throughout his career, and interviews with contemporaries and well-known admirers including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Cliff, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Marcia Griffiths and Paolo Nutini. From his beginnings as a singer in a Jamaican church to the universally praised, this film tells the story of one of the true greats of music. Toots was the first to use the word Reggae on tape in his 1968 song ‘Do The Reggay’) and his music has across six decades defined, popularized and refined it, with hit after hit including ‘Pressure Drop’, ‘Sweet and Dandy’, ‘Monkey Man’, ‘Funky Kingston’, ‘Bam Bam’, ‘True Love Is Hard To Find’, ‘Do The Reggay’ and ‘Reggae Got Soul’. Island records founder Chris Blackwell says “The Maytals were unlike anything else… sensational, raw and dynamic”. Always instantly recognizable is Toots’ powerful, soulful voice which seems to speak viscerally to the listener, “one of the great musical gifts of our time”. His songs are at the same time stories of everyday life in Jamaica and postcards from another world. Highly recommended!!!!!

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