Wednesday Night Live in the Lounge with Greg Rahn Band featuring special guest Nancy Wright
Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM| $10
Doors open 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM to 10PM
Greg Rahn is an American piano player, composer and producer. As an in-demand musician, he has performed with a diverse group of artists ranging from rock guitar legend Ronnie Montrose, blues guitar legends Chris Cain and Jimmy Johnson, and latin jazz artists Pete Escovedo and Ray Obiedo. Greg Rahn’s piano style is a silky smooth blend of jazz, blues and roots music. His compositions are dripping with honky-tonk, blues and blazing boogie-woogie influences from New Orleans pianists like Professor Longhair, Pete Johnson and Dr John.
Saxophonist Nancy Wright first appeared on the Bay Area music scene in 1984 with the critically acclaimed New Orleans Rhythm and Blues Band, Hot Links. Following a successful North American tour, Wright and Hot Links were tapped to perform with Swamp Boogie Queen Katie Webster, appearing on her Arhoolie Records release, “You Know That’s Right.” Wright and Webster also performed together at the Chicago Blues Festival and appear together on B.B. King’s album, “Blues Summit,” winner of the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
After relocating to San Francisco, Wright spent the next two decades touring North America, Europe, and Asia with such artists as Lonnie Mack, Elvin Bishop; Commander Cody; New Orleans legends Johnny Adams and Earl King; Joe Louis Walker; Maria Muldaur; and Greg “Fingers” Taylor (accompanied by Debbie Davie and Janiva Magnus, opening for Jimmy Buffet’s top-grossing summer amphitheatre Outpost Tour). Wright recorded with B.B. King, Katie Webster, Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, Little Charlie and the Nitecats, Mark Hummel and many others in the 80’s and early 90’s, and chose to stop touring in the mid-1990’s. During this period, she also performed with many top blues artists including Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Lowell Fulsom, Son Seals, and Ike Turner. “I have been blessed to play with and learn from so many wonderful musicians,” says Wright.
Tim Eschliman on bass – performed with Etta James and Commander Cody
Jeff Campitelli on drums – performed with Joe Satriani