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[M O N D A Y | September 26]

[T U E S D A Y | September 27]
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:30pm

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BAY AREA BLUES SOCIETY Caravan of All Stars @ Downtown Joes | The Bay Area Blues Society Caravan of All Stars is a powerhouse review put together to showcase some of the best blues and r’b musicians in the Bay Area. Put together by Ronnie Stewart of Vallejo, they have opened for and performed with such greats as Etta James, The Whispers, B.B. King, Booker T., Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, The O’Jays, Al Green, and Gladys Knight to name a few.
Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!

[W E D N E S D A Y | September 28]
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 8:00pm
JourneyDay @ Andaz | JourneyDay, is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Napa,California. He has won awards for best original song and performance through the West Coast songwriters association and has played at a wide variety of events in venues across the Bay Area. JourneyDay's show includes current hits from genres of music including pop, rock, blues, country and more! 


Contact:
ANDAZ NAPA
1450 First Street, Napa
707.687.1234
Cost: No Cover!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00pm

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All Jazzed Up! ~ Mike Greensill @ Silo's | Join us for an evening of music history, storytelling, and friendship with nationally acclaimed pianist Mike Greensill who brings his brand of up close and personal performances to the Silo's stage.

Immerse yourself in The Great American Songbook with classic tunes ranging from Gershwin to Fitzgerald and everything in between; and walk away with a swing in your step and a clearer insight into the history of American Songwriting. 

After graduating in 1972 from Leeds College of Music in England, Mike toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong for 4 years before finally settling into his adopted home, San Francisco, in 1977. Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show to the world, "West Coast Live" - more info at wcl.org. Mike can also be caught playing jazz with his trio in many a Bay Area saloon and jazz club.


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: No Cover!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30pm

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Tom Duarte @ Uva Trattoria | Jazz, Latin, Flamenco!

Duarte's musical style is firmly based in traditional Latin music, while referencing elements of funk and jazz fusion. His playing remains beautiful and communicative throughout, reflecting a true sense of the gypsy spirit. In his solo acoustic playing, as well as in his searing electric solos, he plays with a passion that equally captivates the listener.


Contact:
www.uvatrattoria.com
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:30pm

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GEORGE PRESENTS: KARAOKE WITH CLASS in the Tap Room @ Downtown Joe's | Karaoke with George from Karaoke with Class!

Unlike many other karaoke venues, this is more of a show atmosphere with you becoming a part of the show. Singers are asked to keep the show moving and pull their own weight because the show MUST GO ON ! This ain't your grandmother's karaoke.... We call it "Speed Karaoke" that excites the soul which helps us avoid the dreaded "dead air" between songs as much as humanly possible. Get up and sing with us or get out of the way because our guests come from far and wide to sing, dance, and party. More karaoke songs per hour than any other place on earth..

Here's some of what you can expect :

All MP3 Karaoke selections on computer for quick play. Over 100,000 songs and growing.....click here.. Names of the singers in the rotation are on the big screen for your convenience. Non-stop music and NO DEAD AIR. No Contests and less KJ talk... Great 600Watt Sound System with JBL speakers. Extensive Show Lighting and Special Effects. Wireless mics and vocal effects. No lude or unruly behavior allowed to protect our customers.


Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:15pm
Kerry Getz - solo @ Silo's | The comment you hear most often about Kerry Getz is that she has it all. As powerful solo artist who possesses an incredible song repertoire of strong cover material and original material, she has the ability to infuse both with a passion which can leave any audience screaming for more! With a voice that the Los Angeles Times says "hits with persuasive force or dances with nuanced delicacy", coupled with an extraordinary signature guitar style, a gift for songwriting that transcends words and music, and a warm and captivating stage presence, she is considered one of the most promising performers on the rise.


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: No Cover!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 8:00pm
Wednesday Night Live Pro Jam – A Celebration of Keys with Lady Bianca, Mitch Woods, Simon Russell, and Lorenzo Hawkins | Come experience the “New” Wednesday Night Live Pro Jam on September 28th at 8pm. A Celebration of Keys with Lady Bianca, Mitch Woods, Simon Russell, and Lorenzo Hawkins. This is our 2nd pro jam and we are featuring some of the best keyboard players in the bay area. You won’t want to miss this exciting night featuring Lady Bianca (Winner! Best Female Blues Artist 2016 ), Mitch Woods (Band leader of Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s), Simon Russell (R&B Songwriter & Vocalist), and Lorenzo Hawkins (WNL Band, Beaufunk and more). The Wednesday Night Live Band features Timm Walker on Bass, Lorenzo Hawkins on Keyboards, Wilson Brooks on Drums, and Charles Spikes on guitar. Start time is 8pm and Doors open at 7pm.


Contact:
Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
707.552.2400
Cost: Ticket Price: $15.00 General – College Student Discount – Empress Members: $5.00

[T H U R S D A Y | September 29]

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Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30pm
David Ranconi @ Uva Trattoria | Acoustic rock/blues/pop

The rolling hills of Napa Valley are pretty nice place to enjoy some acoustic music. That's what brought David Ronconi to wine country back in 2012. David was born in Mountain View, California in 1987 and grew up alongside the tech industries of the Silicon Valley. Music was a constant focus and he finally settled on the guitar when he was 16 years old. After recording his first EP in his bedroom, he headed off to UC Davis where he played his first gigs and found the passion for live performance. He played shows all over Northern California and recorded his second EP called ".023%" (2009), and then headed down to Los Angeles to test the waters of the entertainment capitol. After some success he was soon given the opportunity to follow his passion for wine to the great Napa Valley. He now passes the time playing concerts in beautiful vineyards around the valley and released his first full-length LP called "Wait For It…" (2015) available on iTunes and Google Play.

In his free time David also builds guitars and other acoustic instruments under the "Angelo Guitar Co." name, which he started in 2004. After an apprenticeship in San Jose, California with master builder Terry Scheffer, David continues building in Napa, CA.


Contact:
www.uvatrattoria.com
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: FREE
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Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00pm
Uncorked At Oxbow | Join Us and Uncork your talent! Local and visiting professional musicians & vocalists join us weekly to create a fun and festive evening of great award winning Ahnfeldt and Carducci Wines, and the best of popular and well known tunes. Guitars, keyboard, drums, mics on site or bring your own. Sign up to perform begins at 6pm. Come and get Uncorked With Us, "there's no place like Uncorked"!
Contact:
Uncorked at Oxbow
605 First Street, Napa
707.927.5864
Cost: No Cover! 21+
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Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:30pm

OTIS AND THE SMOKESTACKS @ Downtown Joe's | We are a Blues Band with a twist!!!
Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
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Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30pm
Sean Carscadden Live @ River Terrace Inn | Playing everything from Blues, Reggae, Hip Hop, Indie Folk, Country to New Orleans Funk.
Contact:
River Terrace Inn
1600 Soscol Avenue, Napa
707.320.9000
Cost: No Cover!
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Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:00am
Priest Ranch Wines: Brian Cline Duo performs at Priest Ranch's Thursday Night Live | #TNL16! Enjoy live music by the Brian Cline Duo and Wines by Priest Ranch on our outdoor patio. Brian Cline Duo music list ranges 13 hours of the best music from the last 50 years and focuses on styles they do best: Pop, Modern/Classic Rock, Funk. This week we are featuring the Syrah at our tasting room for the last Thursday Night Live. Come over and have a glass to celebrate the new release of our 2011 Syrah! The wine is offered as exclusive pricing for one night only!
Contact:
Priest Ranch Wines
6490 Washington Street, Yountville
707.944.8200
Cost: Complimentary Admission

Weekly Live Music...

  • Bluegrass Jam @ The Pizza Hut. Led by The CA Bluegrass association president Pat Calhoun, starts at 7
  • Thursday Night Drumming Circle with Art Cavagnaro at Napa Glass
  • Karaoke at Ana’s Cantina in St. Helena

[F R I D A Y | September 30]

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Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30pm

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C4INC @ Downtown Joe's | C4INC started rocking Northern California in 1997. This group of experienced musicians put together their own sound drawing on influences of Classic Rock, R & B, funk & country. The band writes their own music and covers music that they love to play. They are favorites at the Napa Chefs Market and the local SF Bay Area club scene. Venues the band has performed include the Oakland Raiders Fan Appreciation Day at the Napa Memorial Stadium, Infineon Raceway Festival of Fire, Laguna Seca Raceway, Far Niente Winery, Napa 4th of July Festival and the list goes on. The line up includes, Dan Fritz Guitar/Vocals, Chris Chesbrough Guitar/Vocals, /Rick Durocher Drums, Susan Chesbrough Bass/Vocals and Scott Meloney on keyboards. 


Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!
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Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:30pm

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Johnny Smith Live @ River Terrace Inn | Join us for our live music series on the patio over-looking the Napa River and featuring some of the area's top talent. Johnny’s maturity as a musician is realized as his sultry, soulful voice weaves throughout songs reminiscent of sophisticated blues melded with upbeat rock tempos.
 

Artist Johnny Smith was born in Long Beach California in 1962. He began his musical life at a very young age. Born into a musical family, Johnny’s mother nurtured his vocal talents while his uncle and aunt, well known music icons Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett, provided musical mentoring and advice. But it was a televised performance of Elvis playing “Hound Dog” that truly inspired the 9 year old Smith to pick up the guitar and pursue a life of performance and by the age of 10, he was regularly invited to perform on stage with local professional musicians. Johnny eventually relocated to San Francisco and formed Alias Smith, a roots/rock influenced band which took first prize in a regional Battle of the Bands competition. Alias Smith’s debut CD by the same name garnered much praise, and helped the band to secure an 18 date tour throughout Sweden and Finland as well as stage performances alongside such reputable artists as The Beach Boys, Starship, Maria Muldaur, and Roger McGuinn to name a few.

Wishing to further his musical vision, Mr. Smith became a solo artist and released the album “Just a Man”. Johnny’s maturity as a musician is realized as his sultry, soulful voice weaves throughout songs reminiscent of sophisticated blues melded with upbeat rock tempos. The hit “Love Is like a Rock” became #1 on radio request lines, and the song “Fortune Teller” received honourable mention in the Napa Valley Music Festival Song Writers Competition. Johnny has won best performer 3 of 3 times at the Northern California Songwriters Association competition, and is a regular on live television and radio broadcasts. Through all of his successes, Smith has never lost “touch” with his roots and still performs on the original Martin D-35 that he’s been playing since age 12.

Johnny's Aunt Bonnie Bramlett co-wrote and performs , along with Johnny's cousin Bekka Bramlett, on "Never Even Thought About It", track number 5 on the 2009 album "Gentlemen X".


Contact:
River Terrace Inn
1600 Soscol Avenue, Napa
Cost: No Cover!
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Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:30pm
The Gentlemen of Jazz @ Uva Trattoria | The Gentlemen of Jazz, acoustic bassist Tom Shader and pianist Ross Gualco, perform elegant renditions of the "Great American Songbook" (Gershwin, Porter, Ellington, Jobim, etc.). Their extensive knowledge of the genre allows them to honor virtually any request while their musical virtuosity allows them to interpret these great classics with excitement and sensitivity.


Contact:
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No cover
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Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00pm
Agape Soul @ Silo's | AgapéSoul is a Modern Soul band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by bassist/producer Darryl Anders, the band delivers a musical experience that is all about Love, Soul …and undeniably funky grooves, destined to stand the test of time.

Before stepping out as a bandleader, Anders built a reputation as a solid sideman with an impeccable sense of time, tone and a mile-deep pocket. His credits include gigs with funk and soul legends Tower of Power, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Booker T. Jones, as well as Grammy-winning songwriter Bonnie Hayes, and two-time Grammy-nominee Ledisi.

Believe in Love, AgapéSoul’s debut album, showcases Anders’ musical vision as a songwriter. The album’s seven original songs and two covers are deeply soulful, uniquely classic, and speak to “the place of love that’s in all of us.”

Gospel-tinged Don’t Say U Love Me, featuring vocalist Zoe Ellis, immediately connects you to a time when musicians played real instruments, songs had enduring melodies, and lyrics actually said something. Anders’ husky baritone and Vince Lars’ passionate sax-work on Time Cannot Erase place this sensual new classic high on the list of modern baby-making music. Indra Jones’ sultry vocals on the funky yet laid-back Tell Me Where It Hurts are just what the doctor ordered. Featured guest vocalist Martin Luther brings his celebrated soulful finesse to AgapéSoul’s cover of the Quincy Jones classic If I Ever Lose This Heaven— this is one song you will keep on repeat!

The truth is, if you’ve been missing real music, you'll love AgapéSoul. Besides being highly-skilled purveyors of soulful originals and definitive covers, AgapéSoul represents a movement that is at once innovative and deeply-rooted in a continuum; a new voice of music from the “True School.” Their goal is to bring something positive to listeners.

Anders has brought together a team of in-demand musicians whose reputations extend well beyond the SF Bay Area. The full album features musical contributions from Indra Jones (vocals), Zoe Ellis (vocals), Aaron Green (drums), Lynette Williams (keys), Errol Cooney (guitar), Jubu Smith (guitar), Vince Lars (sax), Mike Blankenship (keys), and Martin Luther McCoy (vocals). Explains Anders: “It is not about us, as people or as musicians. It’s about the songs. I’ve been blessed with an opportunity to share my music with the world, and it is my hope that AgapéSoul will inspire and encourage everyone who hears us.


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: Gen Admission $17-20

[S A T U R D A Y | October 1]

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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:30pm

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Juke Joint Band @ Uva Trattoria | Juke Joint is an experienced six-piece “horn” band playing Memphis Soul and R&B, a shimmering, sultry and funky style produced in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax and Hi Records in Memphis, Tennessee, featuring soulful vocals, dynamic horn lines, tasteful guitar, and a driving beat by the drums and bass. We flavor ours with some blues harp as well!

Juke Joint plays the music of James Brown, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Sam & Dave, Al Green, Cannonball Adderly, Horace Silver, Little Milton, Louis Jordan, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters and many, many more Soul, R&B, Blues and Jazz greats!


Contact:
www.uvatrattoria.com
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:00pm
8 Track Massacre @ Silo's | 8 Track Massacre formed in Sacramento around a common love for the music of the 1980's! With a setlist built on the music of Duran Duran, The Cure, The Cars, Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, etc! Get that hairspray and neon out and put on your dancing shoes!


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Cost: Gen Admission: $19-25
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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:30pm

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Weekend at Bernies @ Downtown Joes | Weekend at Bernie's is a classic and original rock / R&B / funk ensemble consisting of Steve Guerrero on drums, John Paul McLean on bass, Scott Steward on guitar/vocals/songwriting, Osi Scott on percussion and Adam Bernie on keys/vocals/songwriting. This high energy, danceable band are laying down familiar tunes from: Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers, Bad Company, Black Crowes, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Marvin Gaye & Santana just to name a few. These seasoned musicians are not to be missed as they jam the covers to a new level and present their own brand of funky rock.


Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!
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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00pm
The Blasters and opening band The Austin Mo Xperience @ The Historic Empress Theater | The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Fronted by Phil Alvin’s powerful vocals, the band follows through with spontaneity, power and grit that make their live performances into experiences not to be missed. Opening the night will be the Austin Mo Xperience that features a young 19 year old guitar player with influences of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa, Jimi Hendrix and many others.


Contact:
Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
707.552.2400
Cost: Ticket Price: $35.00 General – Empress Members: $30.00
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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:00pm
Rock Stars & Stripes @ The Lincoln Theatre | The American Rock Experience is a LIVE performance of the greatest American rock music of all time featuring former BOSTON vocalist/guitarist DAVID VICTOR. This video-enhanced live show with visuals by MTV and Emmy Award-Winning Director Jeff Clark takes audiences on a Rock 'n Roll Road Trip across America and honors the local heroes who have served our communities and the artists who created our soundtrack of freedom. ROCK STARS & STRIPES is a patriotic, immersive, full-throttle rock ‘n roll show the whole family can enjoy!

During the show, ROCK STARS & STRIPES will honor a Local Hero from the Napa/Yountville area. Nominate your "Hometown Hero" today at: www.rockstarsandstripesshow.com/nominate Three nominees will each win two free tickets to the show!

At each tour stop, ROCK STARS & STRIPES gives back to the community through our “Charity of the Evening” program. Our Charity of the Evening for this show is the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater’s Artist in Residence (AIR) programs, which feature school workshops, free concerts, artist visits and other programs. The Lincoln Theater’s artists in residence develop their artistic, teaching and professional skills as they teach and perform in our schools and community.


Contact:
Lincoln Theater
100 California Drive, Yountvcille
707.944.9900
Cost: $25.00 to $45.00

[S U N D A Y | October 2]

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Sunday, September 25, 2016, 6:30pm

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Duo Gadjo @ Uva Trattoria | New Orleans Jazz & French Cafe Music!

She was born in France. He was born in San Francisco. She listened to Piaf, Montant, and Trenet. He listened to Louis Armstrong and Muddy Waters. She is Isabelle Fontaine He is Jeff Magidson. Together they are known as Duo Gadjo. Their music celebrates the union of two cultures, largely inspired by the sounds of the 20's and 30's, when jazz was the thing and Paris was the place to be. They accompany themselves on guitars, revisiting the American songbook Gypsy style. They also pay tribute to the music of New Orleans featuring Jeff on slide guitar and Isabelle on Washboard. They perform as a duo, trio (add upright bass,) or a quartet (add violin, or accordeon). Jeff and Isabelle are members of the band The Hot Club Of San Francisco.


Contact:
www.uvatrattoria.com
Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
707.255.6645
Cost: No Cover!
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Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9:00pm

DJ Night w/ Aurelio @ Downtown Joe's Napa | Come get Down to Joe's and let your Hair swing!!!
Contact:
Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
707.258.2337
Cost: No Cover!
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Sunday, September 25, 2016, 8:00pm

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The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band @ Uptown Theatre | Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is celebrating his blues heritage with his new band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. As well as their own material, the band pays tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all-male blues band that started it all in 1967. Bringing together four stellar Blues and Rock musicians, Mick Fleetwood presents a live album which is as current as it is nostalgic.

At the front of the group is Rick Vito, veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist. Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green. “A lot of guys can play the licks but Rick has the tone and that’s so important in real blues,” says Mick Fleetwood. With Fleetwood anchoring the band on percussion, the “other half” of the rhythm section is Lenny Castellanos on bass. As Mick points out, “I’ve played with John McVie for 40 years, any bassist who plays with me has big shoes to fill.” Lenny does a great job filling those shoes while complimenting Mick’s unique and revered drum style. Mark Johnstone ties everything together on the keys and backup vocals, infusing a vibrant energy to the group. The band is led, of course, by the legendary Mick Fleetwood, providing a backbone with his unmistakable power-house percussion and persona. The band pays tribute to the Mac’s early days, when it drew heavily on American blues music and produced hits such as “Rattlesnake Shake,” “Albatross,” “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman” (which was later covered by Santana).

The group’s new album, BLUE AGAIN, was recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri in February of 2008 and sees Fleetwood teaming up with guitarist and lead vocalist Rick Vito, bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone. The immaculate recording gives the songs a vibrant, modern immediacy which transcends easy nostalgia. Says Mick: “Over my career I’ve been called a pop star and a rock star, yet in my inner heart, I will always be part bluesman. On my journey from blues to a life of rock ‘n’ roll, I’ve always remembered where I started.” BLUE AGAIN is both an original musical tour de force and a respectful tribute to Fleetwood Mac initiated by the sole member of the band to be in every incarnation from the beginning.

Opening for Mick Fleetwood Blues Band is local artist Jeffrey Halford.
Contact:
Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
707.259.0123
Cost: 65 - 105

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Sunday, September 25, 2016, 7:00pm
Addicts Comedy Tour featuring Kurtis Matthews and Mark Lundholm @ Historic Empress Theatre | The Addicts’ Comedy Tour is a new stand-up show about overcoming life challenges with laughter and strength. Drawing upon their shared friendship and experiences around often persistent addictions, nationally headlining and most in-demand recovery comedians Mark Lundholm and Kurtis Matthews finally tour together to share colorful stories about life, love, jail and rehab, and keep you laughing along the way. With over 50 years of stage experience and recovery between them, these seasoned performers have a lot to share and laugh about. Humor heals all wounds…eventually. Enjoy the deep laughs emanating from surviving life’s darkest moments in this funny, poignant stand up comedy show about the journey back to sanity. Don’t miss this amazing show!


Contact:
Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
707.552.2400
Cost: General Ticket Price: $25 – Newcomers $20 – Doors open at 6pm

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Sunday, September 25, 2016, 5:00pm

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Jeff Denson Quartet - CD Release! @ Silo's | CD Release celebration of Jeff Denson Quartet's "Concentric Circles"!


Contact:
Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
707.251.5833
Cost: [Gen Admission $20-25]

 

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Ani Difranco @ Uptown Theatre | As a singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace—and encouraging countless admirers to do the same—for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. All of which are featured in DiFranco’s new Righteous Babe release, Allergic To Water, where she also blends abstract imagery and deceptively understated melodies with personal reflections on her life in New Orleans where she is now raising her two children with her partner, producer Mike Napolitano.

“It's such a humbling, and grueling, thing to raise children,” DiFranco said. “And that makes playing music more precious and makes me more grateful. It’s a real balancing act, but it also has a balancing effect.”

DiFranco adds that becoming a mother has brought her closer to listeners who have followed her music since she began performing in New York City during the early 1990s. But widespread attention never prevented her from holding on to her integrity, and independence. A strong belief in human rights has run throughout her work, including when she played at numerous benefit concerts around the world. At a time when record labels still held an oversized influence, DiFranco stood ahead of the curve in launching her own Righteous Babe Records. The company has released more than 20 of her albums to date, ranging from the popular two-disc live album, Living In Clip (1997), to the expansive To The Teeth (1999), which included such guests as legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker and Prince. Journalist Sylvie Simmons wrote in the British music magazine MOJO in 1998, “Even if her overt politicism and her 200-shows-per-year tours with an acoustic guitar place her in the Woody Guthrie tradition, her music—which has boldly plundered funk or punk, hip hop, rock—doesn’t.”

Some stellar traditional New Orleans musicians and jazz players contributed to her 2012 disc, Which Side Are You On?, and the Crescent City also informsAllergic To Water, which is one of her most intimate and musically expansive recordings. This autumn, DiFranco will tour internationally behind Allergic To Water and the disc’s high-profile guests will accompany her stellar trio of bassist Todd Sickafoose and drummer Terence Higgins on several stops. Violinist Jenny Scheinman will open and sit in at some points. DiFranco has also marked other career milestones this past year. This summer she returned to the Winnipeg Folk Festival, where she received their prestigious Artistic Achievement award, coupled with her first ever honorary doctorate, which was given to her by the University of Winnipeg. She also marked the passing of one of her own mentors, Pete Seeger, through writing a moving essay about the man and his legacy in the Wall Street Journal.

“I think that my one grain of wisdom in my life, which serves me well, is that when I meet a great teacher, I follow them,” DiFranco said. “I invent excuses to be near them. Whether it’s Pete, Utah Phillips, or Sekou Sundiata, it’s made my life pretty great along the way.”


Contact:
Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
707.259.0123
Cost: $50 Age: 12+ (under 16 with an adult)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 8:00pm

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