San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
San Francisco’s top spot for blues, Biscuits and Blues, is excited to announce their live performances for late September and October. Known for the talent on their lineups and their intimate venue space, Biscuits & Blues is known nationwide as the best place to catch live blues music.
Before looking at October, there are great shows to close out September.
On Thursday September 26, the blues guitarist Tommy Odetto Group joins up with Biscuits and Blues for two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tommy Odetto picked up the guitar at 13 & was immediately obsessed. He turned into a musical beast, proving his worth with ripping solos and strong rhythmic melodies. Odetto eventually went on to be semi-finalist in the King of the Blues contest. His inspiration came from the likes of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few. Tickets for the show are $15.
On Friday September 27, the talented singer/songwriter Shane Dwight plays the stage of Biscuits and Blues for two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Shane Dwight is a talented musician and an impressive songwriter. Dwight’s guitar playing is as substantial as his songwriting. 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. Tickets for the show are $22.
On Saturday September 28, Earl Thomas & The Blues Ambassadors bless the stage of Biscuits and Blues for two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Blues Ambassadors are fast becoming a national sensation. People are talking about this slick bay area blues band, their dynamic stage show, and interesting cultural mix of African American, Middle Eastern, European, and Latino musicians. Their "last Saturday of the month" residency is the hot ticket in San Francisco, drawing regular SRO crowds of dedicated fans. Lead singer Earl Thomas sums up their success, "We just set a goal that within a year our show would be so popular that the only way to get in to see it was if you knew somebody!" Earl Thomas & The Blues Ambassadors is a show not to be missed! Tickets for the show are $24.
On Sunday September 29, Biscuits and Blues will be hosting the Golden Gate Blues Society IBC Regional Final starting at 5:30 p.m. The 2014 International Blues Challenge will be the 30th year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. The Blues Foundation will present the 30th International Blues Challenge January 21-25, 2014 in Memphis, TN. Biscuits and Blues will be hosting the Bay Area’s Golden Gate Blues Society Regional Final where the winner will represent the Bay Area in Memphis. Sure to be an exciting night of competitive blues with the best blues bands of the Bay Area. Tickets for the show are $20.
At Biscuits and Blues, they are excited to announce changes in their daily show times starting October 1, 2013. They are adjusting the show times to better fit guest's schedules. Their new changes for weekly show scheduling are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; show times will be at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday weekend shows will have the first show beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the second show at 10 p.m. Biscuits and Blues hope that these changes will make the guest experience more accommodating and help better fit the blues into their daily lives.
The October Line-up is amazing and has an upcoming assortment of talent.
On Friday, October 4, the world renowned Guitar Shorty takes the stage for two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. 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. What really sets Shorty apart is his absolutely unpredictable, off-the-wall guitar playing. He reaches for sounds, riffs and licks that other blues players wouldn't even think of.
Tickets for his show are $24.
On Saturday, October 5, Biscuits and Blues presents the talented Rick Estrin & The Nightcats for two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Estrin has created some of the finest blues songs of any artist on the planet. His carefully wrought lyrics penetrate human weakness with the precision of a boxer, though more often than not, he chooses to leave listeners laughing after the blow has been struck. Ticket for the groups show are $22.
On Thursday, October 10, the electrifying Chris Cain takes the stage for two shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 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. Tickets for his show are $20.
On Friday, October 11, the talented Kim Nalley plays Biscuits and Blues for two spectacular shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. In looks, Kim Nalley exudes the aura of a diva from a by-gone era. Vocally, she has pipes to burn, packing a 3-1/2 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad, yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. She has been compared to all the greats, but in the end, it’s Kim Nalley and no one else - an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality, effortlessly delivered, and a sense of humor to boot. Tickets for her show are $24.
On Saturday, October 12, Sugaray Rayford takes over the stage at Biscuits and Blues for two shows at 7:30 and 10 p.m. When Sugaray belts out a song, guests not only hear it, they feel it. The excitement in the room is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer. His dynamic voice is large just like the man. With his old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass can be heard. At 6-foot-5, he is a big man, but he moves with grace and energy. His fluid dance steps will remind guests of the Legendary James Brown. Tickets to his shows are $22.
On Thursday, October 17, the rip roaring Laurie Morvan Band play Biscuits and Blues for two stellar shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. So much more than just a wailing guitar slinger, Laurie is a charismatic performer whose stage presence is both powerful and inviting. Her songwriting has a fresh perspective, and her in-between-song banter alternates between inspirational and flat out hilarious. Audiences feel a genuine connection with her and she enjoys spending time with them after shows signing autographs, talking, and posing for photos. Tickets for her show are $15.
On Friday, October 18, the very talented and lovely Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers join Biscuits and Blues for two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940's and 1950's. 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! Tickets for her show are $20.
On Saturday, October 19, The Delta Wires join up with Biscuits and Blues for two fantastic shows at 7:30 p.m and 10 p.m. The Delta Wires is a big, high-energy harmonica and horns blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. They were Finalists in the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, T.N. The Delta Wires were inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame in December, 2012. Their blues style is unmatched and is a treat for all, as it's part of the California blues heritage. Tickets for the show are $20.
On Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24, the talented singer/songwriter JW Jones stops on through for two great shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. While keeping one foot firmly planted in the roots he came from, this Maple Blues Award winner believes that appealing to a younger audience is the most important way to ensure the evolution of blues-based music. Jones continues to win over audiences across the globe with his high-energy live performances. Tickets for his shows are $15.
On Friday, October 25, Biscuits and Blues is proud to present The Contino Band for two spectacular shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Contino is an eclectic roots music band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The talent and synergy of the five highly accomplished musicians create an awesome sound and show experience. With their unique mixture of influences and instrumentation, they have crafted a lively and distinctive mixture of blues, Americana, rockabilly, and zydeco. To see Contino is often like watching a train rolling at high speed down a mountain. It's frenetic, exhilarating, and guests might often wonder if it's about to run off the tracks - but it never does. The band's interaction with each other is almost instinctive; trading solos between each of the members, the band looks and sounds fluid, as if every song has taken on its own meaning. The only giveaway is when guests catch them laughing and grinning. These guys have almost as much fun playing as the audience does watching and listening. Tickets for this show are $20.
On Halloween, Thursday, October 31, the one and only RJ Mischo comes to the stage for two spectacular shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. RJ Mischo scoops up everyday life and personal experiences and funnels them through his harp and vocals, and what pours out is the hot-blooded passion, the playful humor and high voltage energy of the blues. RJ is a touring worldwide performing artist on Blues Festivals and clubs with his own Red Hot Blues bands! RJ Mischo brings a performance that is earth shattering and is not to be missed. Tickets for this special event are $15.
The entire lineup for late September and October can be found on the Biscuits and Blues website, http://www.biscuitsandblues.com/lineup.
Biscuits and Blues is also featuring new menu items. Start off the night with an appetizer like catfish fingers with jalapeno tartar sauce, all natural chicken wings or the Cajun fried calamari. Some of the new entrées include Catfish & Debris Poboys, & Shrimp n Grits. Complete the meal with a scrumptious blackberry peach cobbler or bread pudding.
To plan a fantastic night full of blues, a delicious meal and cocktails& to make ticket/dinner reservations please visit the Biscuits & Blues website: http://www.biscuitsandblues.com.
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Biscuits & Blues is a full restaurant, bar, and nightclub and one of the reasons why San Francisco is on the map for music lovers. Located at 401 Mason St. at Geary, they have been voted America’s #1 Blues nightclub by the Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society. It is San Francisco’s home to great live music in an intimate setting, where everyone gets a front row seat. Biscuits & Blues features savory award-winning Southern-style cuisine, California wines, micro-brews, and specialty cocktails – all at reasonable prices that please tourists and our loyal Bay Area clientele. Biscuits & Blues is also an event venue for parties. They can host everything from office parties to family reunions. For more information and current lineup, please visit their website.