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Wednesday NOV 22  7:00pm – TICKETS
Brad Colerick and friends w/ special guest 2 Ton Bridge

Blue Guitar host Brad Colerick along with four of the six members of the Tall Men Group plus special guest 2Ton Bridge. Our annual Thanksgiving eve celebration — always a great night!

Wednesday NOV 29  7:00pm
Salty Suites and Kylie Rothfield – TICKETS

The Salty Suites are an innovative, genre-bending, good time band consisting of Scott Gates on mandolin, Chelsea Williams on guitar, and Chuck Hailes on upright bass. They share vocal duties and their blend is magnificent. The chemistry and talent of this trio is really something to see! Kylie Rothfield‘s voice and talent is also something very special. It landed her on NBC’s hit TV show, The Voice, where she was chosen by Alicia Keys as her coach. Her performance of “Hound Dog” in the knockout rounds garnered much media attention and was called the “dark-horse breakout performance of the season.” There is no denying the timeless, raw sense of emotion in her voice and delivery.

Thursday NOV 30  7:30pm
Riner Scivally Quartet
(Isla Eckinger/Putter Smith/Kendall Kay)TICKETS

Riner Scivally returns to the Blue Guitar with a new configuration. His quartet will perform compelling arrangements of jazz standards and originals with some surprise guests sitting in. Riner is a long-time South Pas resident, He is noted for his warm tone and lyrical solos. He teaches guitar at Occidental and PCC and has worked with a variety of jazz artists including Larance Marable, Bobby Bradford, and Gary Foster. He will be joined by Isla Eckinger on trombone, from Basel, Switzerland (he also lives part of the year in South Pas.) Isla has worked with Chet Baker, Philly Joe Jones, and Mal Waldron, to name a few. Another South Pas legend joining Riner is bassist Putter Smith who performs regularly in LA, New York City, and Barcelona. He has worked with Alan Broadbent, Michael Kansan, and Jordi Rossy among many others. Drummer Kendall Kay is a native of Durban, South Africa. You may have caught him playing with the popular Blue Guitar band, Group 5. Kendall has worked with Alan Broadbent, Jack Jones, and Cecilia Coleman among others. This will be a great show you won’t want to miss!

Wednesday DEC 6  7:00pm – TICKETS
Aireene Espiritu and Alice Howe w/ special guest Freebo

San Francisco based Aireene Espiritu was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. as a young girl. She was heavily influenced listening to Alan Lomax’s field recordings from the South as well as the Filipino folk guitar fingerpicking of her uncles. Her music is filled with Latin and African rhythms underneath folk and bluegrass picking with hints of gospel. Boston songstress Alice Howe combines a soulful voice with finely crafted poetry. Her musical sensibility lies in ’60s folk and ’70s SoCal songwriters, with comparisons drawn to the pure, distilled sounds of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. She is a captivating performer who will be joined by legendary bassist, Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Stills & Nash, John Mayall, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Dr. John).

Thursday DEC 7  7:30pm
Frank Potenza Band w/ Adam Levy – TICKETS

Capri recording artist and educator Frank Potenza is a protege of the late, great Joe Pass and an active composer and performer with nine solo albums to his credit. In addition to his extensive recording experience he has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, George Van Eps, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Mose Allison, James Moody, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Brother Jack McDuff, and many others. Frank toured and recorded as a member of the Gene Harris Quartet from 1996 to 2000 and is a featured soloist on Alley Cats, Gene’s last recording for Concord Records. He is a full Professor and Chair of the Guitar Program at USC’s Flora L. Thornton School of Music. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Master of Arts degree from California State University Los Angeles. Sitting in with the band will be Blue Guitar favorite, Adam Levy.

Wednesday DEC 13  7:00pm – TICKETS
Ted Russell Kamp, Lauren Adams w/ Nick Kirgo + special guest Erik Stuckey

Ted Russell Kamp is an LA-based singer-songwriter, producer, and bassist. He travels the world performing songs from seven critically-acclaimed Americana albums. He is well known for his ability to step into bands and rock all genres of music. He spent decades holding down the bottom end for bands as diverse as Shooter Jennings and Wilson Phillips. He has played everywhere from honkytonks to major festivals and David Letterman appearances. South Florida native, Lauren Adams, is an exceptional songwriter in the Carol King/Eagles/Lucinda Williams vein — deep Americana roots and vivid storytelling. And she always delivers it beautifully with a group of tasteful, compassionate players including her producer and friend Nick Kirgo who will sit in with her. We’ll also hear a few tunes from special guest, Erik Stuckey.

 Thursday DEC 14  7:30pm – TICKETS
Mark Goldenberg Trio (Jay Bellerose, Jennifer Condos)

Mark Goldenberg played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 – 2010. He also played on records for a myriad of artists including, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton and yes, even William Shatner. More recently he toured with acclaimed pianist and actor, Hugh Laurie. As a songwriter and producer, his works have been recorded by Linda Rondstat, Chicago, Pointer Sisters, Natalie Imbruglia, Eels, Chris Botti, and Olivia Newton John, among others. He studied guitar with fingerstyle virtuoso Ted Greene, classical guitar with Richard Pick and Emre Saboncuoglo, piano and counterpoint with Abe Fraser. Mark creates music that is both evocative and reflective, appealing to guitarists and non guitarists alike. He’ll be joined by Blue Guitar favs, Jay Bellerose and Jennifer Condos.