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How to get rid of the gross Monday moods? Maybe with a little cocktail and some painting!? Ever try it? There’s definitely nothing like a cool refreshing drink after a long Monday, am I right? Creating a beautiful painting with some friends just might be the trick to start your week off right.
When you hear the phrase, “young blues guitarist” does anyone come to mind? This blues artist is well known for his modern musical vanguard. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, casually throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll.
Shepherd says, “As an artist I feel it’s appropriate to make a record that feels right at that time, whether it’s a rock record or straight blues album, or something in between. Trying different things is how you evolve, as a musician and as a person. In the process of that, you figure out what works for you and what gets you inspired.” So get ready to come listen to a great variety of evolving music that has inspired Shepherd to the place he is now!
With a gritty attitude and edgy musicianship of Dishwalla’s Alt-Rock sound was enough for fans to crown Counting Blue Cars one of the most requested songs of the year in ’96! The track earned them a Billboard Award for “Best Rock Song” for 1996. Standing amongst rock royalty, the band shared the stage with No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, Cheap Trick, Blind Melon, Lenny Kravitz, and the Goo Goo Dolls, including a signature performance at the infamous Woodstock in 1998. Their songs are in movies like The Banger Sisters and in TV shows such as Smallville, The OC, and NCIS, Charmed and most recently in 2012, was written into the plot of How I Met Your Mother on CBS! (Love that show!!)
Nine days is an American rock band from Long Island, New York formed in 1994 by John Hampson and Brian Desveaux. They released three independent albums in the 1990s before their mainstream album, The Madding Crowd, released in 2000. The band scored a hit in the United States from the album The Madding Crowd, with the single “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)”, which reached numero uno!
Stroke 9 burst onto the millennial alt-rock radio scene with their #1 hit “Little Black Backpack,” from the platinum-selling “Nasty Little Thoughts.” Following several national and world tours, the band came back with the chart-topping album “Rip It Off,” featuring hit singles “Kick Some Ass” and “Do It Again.” Their music has been featured in several commercial ads, as well as in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” “Scrubs,” and other film and TV shows.
James Hunter has delivered a classic yet perpetually modern brand of rhythm and blues that captivated listeners across generations and earned him two Billboard Blues #1 hits, tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, performances on Leno, Letterman, and Conan, and critical raves everywhere from the NY Times to USA Today. Minute By Minute is the most recently released album that marks a pivotal movement in James Hunter’s career, not only because it arguably has his best writing, singing, and playing to date, but because it signals James’ return to the studio! This is also the first album credited to The James Hunter Six. James made this change in recognition of the collective talent and unstinting loyalty shown by his longtime cohorts and current band members Jason Wilson, Kyle Koehler, and Andrew Kingslow.
For Fans Of: Mose Allison, Bettye LaVette, Charles Bradley, Boz Scaggs, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The esteemed Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music enthusiasts, not only for his awesome longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them. A formidable harmonica player long before he recorded as a singer, McClinton’s career began in the late ’50s, yet it took him almost two decades to evolve into a bona fide solo artist. A critics’ darling and favorite of his peers, McClinton has won two Grammy awards to date and countless fans across the globe.
For Fans Of: John Hiatt, Robert Earl Keen, Bonnie Raitt
Honing a blend of folk and blues for about 50 years, Chris Smither is undeniably an American original. Releasing a series of timeless records since the early 1970s, Chris’ newest release, “Still On the Levee” is a career-spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates he calls The Motivators, Still On the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music masters.
Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a ‘one-man band to the bone.’ Chris melds the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature guitar sound. His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.
For Fans Of: Greg Brown, Peter Mulvey, John Gorka, Loudon Wainwright III, Kelly Joe Phelps
Taylor is a standup comedian and the recent second place holder from America’s Got Talent, and he is coming to Rams Head On Stage!! What the… HOW COOL! He started performing stand-up comedy when he was a senior in high school in Del Mar, California and now lives in Los Angeles and travels the globe telling jokes. Where else has he performed since the show you ask? “I’ve performed at the prestigious JUST For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada and I was the youngest comedian to ever perform on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I’ve also appeared on MTV’s TRL, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and I was a semi-finalist on the final season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing” says Williamson.
Who doesn’t like a fun Saturday night!? What better way to spend your weekend at a comedy show, with a comedian who is ACTUALLY funny! I hate when I go to a comedy club and think I am seeing someone hilarious, when really I can’t relate to their humor at all… well that’s not the case with this guy! Don’t believe me?
*This show is rated “PG13” and may contain adult language.
Grainger w. Pockets feat. Special Guest Meritxell
Friday, November 28 at 8pm
Gary Grainger began playing bass with his older brother, Gregory Grainger, who can be seen on the drums. In the late ‘70’s the pair joined Pockets, recording for Columbia Records, and toured extensively with a package headlined by Earth Wind and Fire!! He first attracted wide attention in the late ‘80’s, playing electric bass with John Scofield on tour and on several recording sessions including two late ‘80’s Gramavision albums, Blue Matter and Loud Jazz. After leaving Scofield he teamed up with the band’s drummer, Dennis Chambers, forming the funk band, Graffiti. In the late ‘90’s he began working with his brother in a fusion band, designed to display the highly empathetic nature of their musical relationship as well as Grainger’s composing skills.
For Fans Of: Pockets, Earth Wind & Fire, Side Effect, The Delfonics, The S.O.S. Band