Music on a Mission - Harvey Relief Benefit

Music on a Mission - Harvey Relief Benefit

Sun, September 24, 2017

Doors: 3:30 pm / Show: 4:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)

Club Fox

Redwood City, CA

$20 adv / $25 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Music on a Mission - Harvey Relief Benefit
Music on a Mission - Harvey Relief Benefit
Featuring music by Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Beaufunk, Paula Harris, Jimmy Goings, Darlene Coleman, Garth Webber, Marina Crouse, AgapeSoul, and a host of the best musicians in Northern California, all of them coming together to benefit Harvey Flood Victims.

This is your chance get to see this one-time-only unbelieveable gathering of the best musicians in the Bay Area AND help those who have lost everything to flooding!

100% of proceeds will go to Global Giving’s Harvey Relief fund
Chris Cain
Chris Cain
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother's Greek ancestry and his father's soulful black heritage.

Cain was raised on stories of his father’s childhood upbringing on Memphis’ Historic Beale Street and attended his first B.B King concert at the tender age of three. Blues music played continuously on the home stereo and family outings were often trips to concerts. Cain recalls, “I remember when I was a kid, my Dad would be mowing the lawn with the stereo blasting Muddy Waters. When I look back, that was pretty cool! There was always music playing at our house, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all the greats.”

At the age of eight, Cain taught himself to play guitar and began playing professionally before he was eighteen. Chris studied music at San Jose City College, and was soon teaching jazz improvisation on campus. Over the next twenty years, Cain would also master piano, bass guitar, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone. The combination of his blues upbringing and his jazz studies melded to form the searing guitar style that sets Chris Cain apart and has moved him to the top ranks of the blues music scene.

Cain’s debut recording, Late Night City Blues (Blue Rock’it Records-1987) garnered four W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations, including Guitarist of the Year.” Dan Forte of Guitar Player wrote, “An impressive debut album by a top notch guitarist.” Cain’s next two releases; “Cuttin Loose” (Blind Pig Records-1990) and “Can’t Buy a Break” (Blind Pig Records-1992) collected a long list of awards and accolades. In August of 1995 Blind Pig released “Somewhere Along the Way” his 4th compilation of his unique brand of original music sophisticated blues, funk, jazz and gospel.

In 2003 Patrick Ford produced Chris’s latest CD, “Hall Of Shame” (Blue Rock’it Records-2003). “...this is now the sixth Chris Cain solo release I have produced, not to mention his work with me on projects like the Ford Blues Bands’ “In Memory Of Michael Bloomfield” CD, and I continue to be in awe of his incredible talent. As a guitarist/singer, Chris has been praised by mentors like Albert King and peers like Robben Ford.”

Larry Nager (syndicated Scripts-Howard music critic) writes, “Nowadays most young blues players are Strat-wielding Stevie Ray Vaughan-a-bes. Not Chris Cain. With a voice that recalls B.B. King and a thick toned Gibson guitar sound reminiscent of Albert King, Cain is forging a unique style. With his own highly personalized songwriting, “Hall Of Shame” is a giant step in the development of one of the most compelling young bluesmen on today’s scene.”

Through his guitar mastery and remarkable songwriting ability, Chris Cain has established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. And as San Jose Mercury News music reviewer John Orr writes, “more than anyone else, anywhere, Chris Cain represents the future of the blues.”
Daniel Castro
Daniel Castro
Daniel Castro is a force on guitar. With his pure passionate sound reminiscent of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins, he is on the forefront of the Bay Area Blues Scene.

Arriving in the Bay Area only a short time ago with his trademark Fender Telecaster and backed by one of the hottest bands around, he has already gained quite a reputation as a Bluesman.

Born in 1954, Daniel started playing guitar at the age of 12, when his older sister gave him a $13 guitar and a stack of B.B. King albums. She taught him his first three chords and he's had the Blues Bug ever since.

His real Blues education came at the age of 15 when he began playing the Blues Scene in South Central L.A. There he was noticed by "Loud Mouth" Delmar Evans, who had been working with the Johnny Otis Show. Daniel cut his teeth backing up many of the great artists from the Johnny Otis Show, including Pee Wee Crayton, Little Ester Phillips, and Delmar Evans himself. They all took Daniel under their wings and he toured with many of them across the U.S. From there, Daniel began fronting his own Band, playing clubs from San Diego to L.A., always playing from his heart, and trying to live up to the integrity of the musicians who taught him how to play the Blues.

In 1989, Daniel began commuting to the Bay Area, playing a series of monthly venues. In 1995, he made the move permanently, putting together a band that literally burns up the stage. The Daniel Castro Band provides an incredible musical spirit and is an awesome vehicle for Daniel's guitar playing, leaving audiences in a cold sweat of amazement.

The Band is just as comfortable playing tough, raw Chicago Blues as they are playing a hard-driving-funky-rockin'-down-home-boogie. Continuously playing to a captivated audience and consistently bringing the house down, Daniel keeps his band soaring while always remaining true to his Blues roots. His style of Blues has taken him through tours of Japan and the U.S., including Chicago, New York, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Austin. He has shared the stage with John Mayall, Joe Lewis Walker, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, The Staple Singers, CJ Chenier, Long John Hunter, Tab Benoit, and many other great artists.

With the Daniel Castro Band you are guaranteed great Blues. The kind that gives you the uncontrollable urge to dance, as well as heart wrenching songs to move your soul.

Daniel Castro is a legend in the making.
Paula Harris
Paula Harris
“If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- and they were a blues band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” She delivers a mix of Impudent, Humorous, and Naughty Lyrical content in a Fusion of Blues, Funk and Jazz. Her band, the “Beasts of Blues” and her Horn section “Big Ass Brass” are world-class, and they put on a show that is as impressive as their sound.

Featured in the band are prolific horn players Mike Rinta, Tom Poole, & Tony Peebles, who have worked with acts such as Sly & the Family Stone, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Santana, Lenny Williams and MANY more. Also in the band is 17 year veteran drummer with Little Richard- Derrick Martin; Keyboardist from the James Brown Band- Simon Russell; long-time Bay Area Bass musicians and session players Terry Hiatt on guitar, and Joey Fabian on bass complete the Rhythm Section.

Paula Harris and the Beasts of Blues won the 2012 Battle of the Bands for the Golden Gate Blues Society and the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2012 Monterey Blues Festival’s Battle of the Bands, and finished in the top three worldwide in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge (after receiving standing ovations at all stages of the competition!). They are also nominated for a Blues Music Award and a Blues Blast Music Award as “best new Artist”, as well as for the “Sean Costello Rising Start Award” for 2013.

This group is being touted as one of the hottest most original bands to hit the blues scene in years.
Garth Webber
Garth Webber
What do Miles Davis, Gregg Allman, Bill Champlin, Lydia Pense/Cold Blood, Merl Saunders, John Lee Hooker, Mose Allison, Boz Scaggs and Kingfish all have in common?

Guitarist: GARTH WEBBER

Long recognized by his peers for his dynamic style and technical dexterity, Webber is perhaps most highly regarded for his signature guitar tone. A first call player in the Jazz, Blues, Funk and Rock arenas, this Berkeley based musician is always in demand. Equally comfortable sharing the stage with Miles Davis as he is with John Lee Hooker, Webber has the unusual distinction of playing with people who are reknown for one specific style.

On the international road, Garth has touredEurope and South America with Miles Davis; the good old U.S. with Bob Weir and Kingfish; and the West Coast with Gregg Allman, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Merl Saunders, and The Blue Meanies.

Webber has also released three internationally sold solo CD's and has a fourth on the way! He has played on commercails for Levi's Jeans, Mattel Toys, Sizzler, AM PM Mini Market and more.

When Garth isn't playing, he's busy in his fully professional 48-track recording studio producing CD's for Bay area bands.
Marina Crouse
Marina Crouse
Marina Crouse is ...

an emerging vocal talent in the San Francisco Bay Area blues and jazz scene. Her early classical training is evident in a powerful, riveting style that pays homage to the songs she loves while making them wholly her own.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MARINA CROUSE

" A new voice as strong as the best blues singers of the past as she sings with the intensity of a Koko Taylor, heartbreak of Etta James, raw emotion of Big Maybelle... Marina Crouse has all it takes to be the next top lady of the Blues. Marina is a bad bad Blues singing woman, so get ready, Marina's got the Blues."
~ Noel Hayes, DJ at KPOO 89.5FM

" Marina Crouse is long overdue her day in the sun. This big, delicious voice deserves to be heard! Really soulful."
~Danny Caron, guitarist and former musical director with Charles Brown

Mercury News Article by Paul Freeman. http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/22/marina-crouse-leaves-opera-behind-finds-a-home-in-the-blues/

Article in All About Jazz by Walter Atkins. https://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article_center.php?in_artist=Marina+Crouse+&in_album=&in_label=&in_author=&in_type=0&language=1&orderby=dt_pub

"What an amazing concert! Wonderful, powerful, sultry. I can't recall having being so woken up and dusted off by music like this in a long, long time!” ~Bob Hahn, Producer, The Loft
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/