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Rick Estrin & the Nightcats and Elektric Voodoo 2017 Fall Fest - Blues by the Bay
Presented By SLO Jazz Festival
Saturday, September 30th at 1:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 09/30/17 at 11:30am PST
GIO's on the Bay
1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93422
Morro Bay, CA 93422
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About Rick Estrin and the Nightcats:

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.”

For more than 30 years and nine albums, Rick fronted the band known as “Little Charlie & The NIghtcats”, featuring guitarist Charlie Baty’s one-of-a-kind guitar acrobatics. The band won international acclaim and toured the world repeatedly. They were nominated four times for the prestigious Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year. With Charlie’s retirement in 2008, Rick rededicated himself to his craft. Hansen and Farrell wanted to keep the band going. Estrin knew the only way to replace Baty’s crazed and unique guitar style was to find someone with an equally insane and individual approach, and he knew that would be a tall order to fill.

As luck would have it, Kid Andersen, who had been working with another harp legend, Charlie Musselwhite, became available. “Kid’s a fearless nut on the guitar,” says Estrin. “He’s really the only guy who could fit in with us.” 

Living Blues said, “Outstanding…most definitely twisted- in the finest sense of the word.” Blues Revue declared, “Rick Estrin & The Nightcats are one of modern blues’ most versatile and original bands.” Live, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats take their ever-growing legion of fans on a seriously fun and musically memorable twisted ride. 

As a testament to their talent, the audiences at their performances are always peppered with musicians wanting to glean a lick from these musical masters.



About Elektric Voodoo:

 Elektric Voodoo is a "World Beat Rock & Roll" band from southern California that blends classic afrobeat, latin, rock & roll, psych, jazz, blues and many other influences into it's own unique genre that tastefully straddles the line between modern and vintage.    

     The band started when Scott Tournet (founding member of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) started writing new material after leaving the Nocturnals.  "Musically I wanted to try something a little different than what I'd done before.  I wanted to make music with an undeniable rhythmic pulse but I really didn't want to make computer driven dance music as these past few years that seems to be much of what I hear."  To accomplish that, Tournet tapped into the rhythms of west Africa, Latin, and World music for inspiration.  What came out the other side though was not just a world music project.  

     Tournet's old band, The Nocturnals, had a quite a successful career which saw them write, record, and perform with The Allman Brothers, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Taj Mahal, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Bob Weir, and many more.  Through these experiences Tournet became schooled in song craft, soul, pop, blues, and classic rock & roll.  So when he began writing songs to go on top of these powerful world rhythms the influences from his past shone through.  What the listener is left with is a very unique sound that while immediately is very danceable, also offers innovation, song craft, and melody.  Elektric Voodoo is a band that can excite and exhaust a Saturday night audience while also engaging and challenging more focused listeners.  

     Rounding out this powerful 7 piece ensemble with Tournet (vocals, guitar, harmonica) is Matt Bozzone (drums/percussion), Ty Kiernan (congas, timbales, percussion), Travis Klien (tenor sax, keyboards, percussion), Brad Nash (baritone sax, percussion) Willie Fleming (trombone, vocals, percussion), and Luke Henning (bass)

-Elektric Voodoo's first self- titled came out in late fall of 2016 and has received incredibly positive critical reactions-

Glide Magazine "tastes of The Flaming Lips, Santana, Fela Kuti, Tame Impala and The Arcade Fire break through atop this soulful collection of songs that are birthed with unlimited potential."   


Coming from out of town? 

Items Not Allowed
Outside food & Drink, Cameras, Large Bags are not allowed. Please respect artist request that photos are only allowed by Fall Fest media team.
Additional Information
EARLY BIRD PRICING is AVAILABLE until 30 days prior to showtime for each show.

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1:00pm to 6:30pm
Doors open at 1:30pm

General Admission: $30.00
Gen Ad Member: $25.00
Reserved Table of 4: $260.00
MEMBER Reserved Table (4): $200.00
VET Ticket: $25.00
Student: $18.00

All Ages

GIO's on the Bay<br> 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93422<br> Morro Bay, 93422



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