Wednesday Night Live in the Lounge – Red’s Blues Band
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM| $10
Doors open 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM to 10PM
Happy Hour 6:30pm to 7:30pm
General Admission: $10
Red’s Blues has a finger-poppin’ attitude—straight outta the golden years when blues, R&B and swing all meshed together and dance floors every night were filled with snake hips and slow drags. Beth, with her sensual, southern voice and classy behind-the-beat phrasing is more a Julie London or Bobbie Gentry-styled singer: smoky with languid, sexy sophistication. She can swing too, just check out the big fun on “Why Don’t Ya Stop It.” This rich nightclub feel is missed on too many modern singers. The yearning confidentiality, the wise heart that Beth brings to her true-life stories reveal tales of youth seen through grown up reflection.
“RW, who has not lost his hometown Rome, Georgia, accent has this quality also. Upright bass never had a better companion—it’s no wonder that RW has anchored the doghouse rhythm for Mark Hummel’s legendary Harmonica Blowouts for ten years. Together, Beth & RW have a rare and beautiful combination of poetry, humor and groove in their music. What other couple in more recent music memory had this? Could they be the blues Sonny & Cher? Johnny & June? Whether up-tempo or ballad, this makes for a great live show —part juke joint, part nightclub. They are uptown and lowdown.”
— Mindy Giles, Swell Productions
Dave Earl is our guitar and harmonica player, and Tim Wilbur is our drummer. Dave is from San Francisco, having run a successful recording studio there for 30 years, and has many albums of his own to his credit. He now lives in Grass Valley, CA. Tim Wilbur has an extensive resume, has been playing in the Sacramento area for over 20 years, although he played the Oakland scene prior to that. He is a member of the Sacramento Blues Society’s Blues Hall of Fame. We all sing. We have two CDs, Red’s Blues and You Knock Me Out, the latter being released in December 2017.