BLUES FOR LIFE

I know, I know..  It looks and feels like July out there..  Wait.  What?  Blues for Life, already?  Yea.. No Kidding.  It’s that time again, the 6th Annual Blues for Life, and just like other years this one is Bigger, Badder and Better.  This lineup is complete with 12 bands covering multiple genres… ticket price includes a load of different pastas from the greatest local eateries …belly dancers…roller derby… and of corse various other entertainments that spring up unexpected over the corse of the day.  Yea!  It’s pretty safe to say, this’ll be the Hottest Blues for Life yet!  Tix HERE  Save some scratch and buy early, or–  toss the entire $30 at the door towards a great cause.

TONIGHT: BONE MACDONALD

‘Twas a last minute change in lineup that brings th’ magic that only Bone do this Wednesday eve.  Stop in tonight, bring some love, and damn if we’re not halfway to the weekend too.  Nice.

TONIGHT: IRA WALKER

Recently nominated for a Grammy as a producer, Ira Walker singer/songwriter is
a true example when Roots meets Soul. Ira has written and performed with a star
studded list of Music Icons. His vocal style and musicianship shows why this
“Artist”… is a guarantee for an evening of “Great Entertainment”!

Tonight: Laurie Morvan

Ms. Morvan lights the fire at the Torch tonight with some of the most electric skills in the business now. Don’t miss her, and get ready to grind..

“Fine melody, polished musicianship, and catchy vocal harmony…the piano, bass, and drums are watertight…Morvan’s guitar playing is what the excitement is all about…dazzling chops and fluid licks…” – Blues Revue

TONIGHT: SIMON FECK

What the feck?  Really?  For those in the know, this is a rare..  nay..  bizarre occurrence… likened by some to the landing of the mother ship and the simultaneous ending and beginning of time.        what?   yes..  anyway, out of the depths of wherever they’ve been, feck is in the house tonight.  As if… that isn’t enough music mayhem, the masterful Kevin Seconds joins the trio tonight. You don’t want to miss this.

TONIGHT: STEVE FREUND

Easily stated..  Steve Freund is the best of the Blues, and he’s bringing it to a rare appearance at the Torch Club.  Get here early, there will be no room to spare, guaranteed.

“Steve Freund shines every time he steps forward, playing with sizzling drive, taste, and real creativity.” –Pete Welding/ Downbeat

TONIGHT: YO’ MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is a six piece out of Asheville, NC that has an undeniable energy, using funk as a foundation to weave elements of hip-hop, reggae, ska and Latin soul all throughout, creating a musical entity entirely its own. Deeply rooted in Funk and fully committed to the ongoing evolution of the genre, the Booty Band has a sound that is unique yet has the power and soul to create lasting melodies and seismic rhythms. The band’s latest studio work is a remix album entitled “Re-Doin‘ It Hard” and features some of the band’s favorite DJ‘s including Agent 23 (GFE and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), DJ leSpam (Spam Allstars), and Lee “InstaFunk” Allen (Booty Band and Eymarel) adding their distinctive perspectives to select tracks from their new album.

TONIGHT: FUNK.DEFIED WITH HANS AND THE HOT MESS

Funk.defied is Sacramento’s newest hot funk-rock band, bringing the party to your weekend.  3 singers, awesome harmonies, and the bumpin’ drum and bass will only let you leave the dance floor to grab a drink.  There will be a few songs you know and a few you don’t, but they will all have the funk.stamp.  Come out and shake it!  You know you want to.

TONIGHT: MARK SEXTON BAND

Mark Sexton rolls into the Torch in the midst of a busy gig schedule, bringing with him an always authentic Soul-Reggae sound that fills the room and fills the heart.  Don’t miss this unlikely opportunity to see these guys, you’ll feel the thick sound as you come through the door, and it.. is.. good.

TONIGHT: THE GOLDEN CADILLACS

Hey..  Fact is we’re fast running short on warm Sunday Summer nights.  Don’t let this one pass you by..  Roll in tonight for the Golden Cadillacs.

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