Rick Estrin and The Nightcats are coming to the Riverwood Inn on the Avenue of the Giants on Saturday, March 16.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle Rick Estrin, "is an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant songwriter."
The award-winning musician, another critic said, "sounds like Little Walter playing and singing Leiber and Stoller." Along with Estrin, jaw-dropping guitarist Chris "Kid" Andersen, singing drummer (who plays standing up), J. Hansen and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell (electric and acoustic bass, organ and piano) serve up fresh and modern original blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse rock ‘n' roll.
Since the 2009 release of their celebrated Alligator Records debut, Twisted, the band has toured non-stop, honing their creative synergy to a razor's edge. Night after night, the band blazes their own innovative musical path while still remaining true to the blues. The results of all of this natural chemistry can be heard on their irresistible new album, One Wrong Turn.
Rick Estrin ranks among the very best harp players, singers and songwriters in the blues world. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while at the same time pushing that tradition forward. The Associated Press calls his harp playing "endlessly impressive."
Now, with One Wrong Turn, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats continue to reinvent, redefine and revolutionize modern blues. Constantly pushing each other to new heights, Estrin, and bandmates Kid Andersen, J. Hansen and Lorenzo Farrell are blazing a trail for all to follow.
"We're more inspired to push the envelope," says Estrin, "to take more chances." With One Wrong Turn, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats have clearly turned in the right direction.
For more information go to www.rickestrin.com
Music begins at 9 p.m. with a $15 cover charge for the music.