TONIGHT: ANDY FRASCO AND THE UN

Andy Frasco, a twenty four blues/jazz musician hailing from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, is nothing short of an enigma. In the last five years, Andy has trekked over 150,000 miles, performing over 1000 shows spanning 6 countries. Andy got his start touring the country with VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, raising money for Music Education in the Public Schools.

TONIGHT: HOWELL DEVINE

Howell Devine is the kind of blues you don’t hear anymore. The slide guitar work evokes the Mississippi Hill Country greats such as Fred McDowell and RL Burnside while the rhythm section breaks from the norm in blues, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than a simple backing section for a soloist. The resulting sound gives a new edge to the rural blues. They are the current winners of The Golden Gate Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge.

TONIGHT: STEVEN ROTH

With roots in the classics and an eye on innovation, Roth’s sound can best be described as a refreshing flavor of roots-rock/soul, filled with melody, mood, energy, and honesty.  Don’t miss him tonight.

TONIGHT: LARA PRICE

Lara Price has been playing the blues music scene for over a decade. She has toured internationally and has 5 CD’s under her belt. Her latest CD “Everything” received 4 out of 5 stars in Down Beat Magazine. Lara Price Blues Band returns to The Torch Club with guitar veteran Laura Chavez and an All-Star cast of musicians guaranteed to bring the house down!

TONIGHT: SOLSA

Ahhh.. Bring on the HEAT.  Solsa is one of Sac’s favorite party bands..  Come out tonight and get your sweat on.

TONIGHT: POLE CAT AND HUCKLE

Out of Bellingham, Washington Polecat seamlessly blends genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound.  With special guest Huckle, bringing hot footed jump blues with a roadhouse undercurrent.  This is a stellar twofer for an early weekend.

TONIGHT: KERI CARR

Keri joins us tonight at the Torch Club..  Long known as one of Sac’s favorites and a HOT hump-day break.  C’mon.. you know you want it.. Get in here and shake it.

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.

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