TONIGHT: HARLIS SWEETWATER

Harlis Sweetwater, as a singer /guitarist/ songwriter and frontman, has share the stage with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, Everlast, Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters), ZZ Top, Los Lobos and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.
He has been called “the best singer in any genre” by music critic Robert Kinsler, While SugarBuzz Magazine had this to say: “From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater,you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues.”
 The Bands new Record “Lights Goin’ Down” has made several appearances in iTunes Top 200 Best Selling Blues Albums and was highlighted in iTunes “New and Noteworthy” Blues Category alongside Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., and Buddy Guy.

TONIGHT: SWAMP ZEN

Swamp Zen combines the funk of James Brown, the song writing of Van Morrison, and the winding improvisation of the Grateful Dead to create their own brand of original dance music. They honor the jam band tradition by never playing a song the same way twice, but are consistent in their superb musicianship and in delivering a high-energy show that always brings people to the dance floor. Their  music is never boring as it moves seamlessly between styles including funk, jazz, Latin, country, techno, reggae, and more. Most importantly they have a blast on stage, and this contagious attitude is spread throughout the audience to make for a shared musical experience unlike any other.

TONIGHT: MOJO GREEN

People hear jam band and think of the Greatful Dead, Phish, Widespread, etc.. I can tell you that Mojo Green is none of these and all of these. Encompassing the jam band spirit, the band takes it into a new direction making the sound all their own.

TONIGHT: KB AND THE SLINGTONES WITH THE CALIFORNIOS

KB and The Slingtones have quickly become Sacramento area favorite traditional Rockabilly and Honky Tonk band. Not only does band front-woman Kim Camatti (aka KB) masterfully recreate legendary music artist and one of America’s greatest female vocalists Patsy Cline, she has a unique style at capturing and belting out classic favorites from Johnny Cash, Elvis, Janis Martin, Hank Sr., Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, and more. All of this takes place while her Slingtones give attention to every detail to recreate the sound of a bygone era. If a night of feel good music for the heart and soul and swing dancing is what you ordered, KB and The Slingtones have mastered the recipe.

 

TONIGHT: MARK SEXTON

From the depths of Reno, NV emerge Soul & Funk heavyweights The Mark Sexton Band. This band is the modern incarnation of Motown Soul mixed with a lethal dose of high-energy 70’s Funk that will make you want to move. Still in their 20’s this band has been crushing the West-coast tour circuit armed with expert songwriting, remarkable musicianship and a captivating live show! The Mark Sexton Band is currently touring with Listen Out and gearing up to release their new EP spring of 2013.

TONIGHT: KERI CARR BAND

Keri’s in tonight..  She’s been called diverse, powerful, and emotion-evoking.  Yea, ok, that’s all true.  To us she’s just cool-a#$ Keri.

TONIGHT: JEREMY NORRIS & THE DANGEROUS MOOD

Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood is a hard-working blues trio, professional and popular in and around Sacramento, the Gold Country foothills, and the Central Valley from California’s San Joaquin Valley Delta. Jeramy Norris on vocals and guitar, George Schuler on drums, and Chip Yeager on bass, have now joined forces to create a fresh and undiluted sound. The band’s objective is to preserve and further Americana Blues Music.

TONIGHT: DELTA CITY RAMBLERS

If Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and Earl Scruggs each had a child with Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt. Then those children ended up mating with Norah Jones, Ben Kweller, Chris Thile, and were cousins with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, you’d get close to what the Ramblers are like.  No, really.  Don’t VISUALIZE it, just THINK it. It works.

COMING UP: LUCKY 13 ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Wa..Whaat?  13 years?  4,745 days, my friends, that how many days our beloved Torch Club has been pumping out Midtown’s best live entertainment from this location.  Wow.  Dig up your friends, your memories that date waaaay back, and come on in for the Torch Club Lucky 13 Anniversary Celebration.  We’ve extended the Happy Hour Jam to include a bunch of favorites, hosted by Johnny Knox.  We’re throwin’ some comp dogs on the grill, drink specials and heck.. who knows who’ll show up? April 14 3-7PM

TONIGHT: BIG EARL AND THE CRYIN’ SHAME

Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame is an electric blues band from the Central Valley. They play Rockin’ Blues without losing the groove and feel real Blues lovers need. Big Earl and the boys really love playing and it shows, making fast friends out of first time listeners. This award winning band is coming to the Torch Club April 9th and you don’t want to miss it.

 

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