TONIGHT: ISLAND OF BLACK AND WHITE

Two guitars, two voices and a lifetime of stories crammed into a couple years of experience create the perfect formula that makes up the Caribbean-drenched, edgy and folky sounds of Island of Black and White.

TONIGHT: WALKING SPANISH

Can’t really say it any better than this:  “…Nelson’s almost-British Isles romantic sensibility aligns with Americana instrumentation. Mix in his keening, Western United States savored articulation, and the band’s ability to give dramatic surge, this music raises the bar in Sacramento.” – Beatnik Studios & Swell Productions, Sacramento365

TONIGHT: MIGHTY MIKE SCHERMER

Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the Bay Area blues scene for over 20 years when he relocated to Austin TX in 2009 and joined the touring band of swamp-boogie piano legend Marcia Ball. He carved out a solid solo career, with four critically acclaimed CDs, an award winning single and thousands of performances at festivals and nightclubs the world over. He also became the “go to guy” sideman for such heavyweights as Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Angela Strehli, Bonnie Raitt, Howard Tate, Charlie Musselwhite, Sista Monica, Shana Morrison and many, many more. Oh yes…we may be judged by the company we keep, but when the spotlight shines a solo artist also must be able to bring the goods all on his own. Mighty Mike Schermer delivers on all fronts.

TONIGHT: PETER PETTY REVIEW

Peter Petty’s long history on the stage as actor, musician, and performer has established him as one of the premiere shows to be seen.  You may remember him as Elektra Recording Artist Papa’s Culture, and Columbia Record’s Cake.. and his gig now will not disappoint.

COMING UP: MIKE SCHERMER

In a rare occasion..  This Friday we welcome Mighty Mike at the Torch as part of his Home for the Holidays tour.  He fronts this gig..and I know he won’t stop till the place busts wide open, so get in here early and plan to stick awhile.

TONIGHT: DANIEL ELLSWORTH AND THE GREAT LAKES

Nashville indie-rock band, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes are here tonight as a part of a cross-country fall tour in support of their latest album, Civilized Man. The album, produced by Mark Nevers (Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo) was featured on AmazonMP3’s Best of the Year List. Recently, the band was named one of the 10 acts that “were something to write home about, acts you should check out, acts you should see live” after performing at CMJ in New York.

TONIGHT: JOHN NEMETH

After a furious stint of touring, John Nemeth returns to Calli and he’s at the Torch Tonight.  This is the guy that gets “that tone”, hits “that note”, and puts over a stellar performance every. single. time.    Don’t miss..  I’m not.

TONIGHT: SHANE DWIGHT

“A Music Sensation” (SF Chronicle) and “An Exceptional Talent” (Blues Review).  We know Shane Dwight as an all-time favorite at the Torch Club, and he’s in the house tonight.

TONIGHT: MERLE JAGGER

Guitar Hero meets Red Dirt Circuit. MERLE JAGGER is an instrumental Country trio blazing an all original innovative mix of amped up Bluegrass, Classic Country and Rock flirting with Jam Band experimental. Jump in tonight for an early weekend kick off.

TONIGHT: THE BUMPTET

The Bumptet is an explosive new project with deep roots in the West Coast jam scene. With an ear to the funk and groove masters of yesterday, and a desire to create new and daring instrumental landscapes, The Bumptet is equally at home with a packed dance floor as they are in a mellow jazz club. Come out and catch a show and “Let The Music Take Your Mind”.

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