ON TOUR: Katy Guillen and The Girls

CLUB FOX BLUES JAM

ON TOUR: Katy Guillen and The Girls

Wed, March 28, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Club Fox

Redwood City, CA

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

Club Fox Blues Jam
Club Fox Blues Jam
The Club Fox Blues Jam is heaven on earth for Bay Area blues fans. Through the efforts of a passionate group of local musicians, the hospitality of the Club Fox and local sponsorship, the jam has become the most exciting event in the area's fertile blues scene - and it's attracting both national and international attention. Most importantly, the jam is the catalyst for bringing out more and more blues fans to hear live blues at its spontaneous best.

Every Wednesday from 7 PM to 11 PM, the beautiful historic Club Fox opens its doors to the jam hosted by the elite of Bay Area Blues - Kenny Neal, Steve Freund, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin, The Ford Blues Band, Volker Strifler, Andy Just, E. C. Scott, Terry Hanck, Kenny Blue Ray, Sonny Rhodes, Daniel Castro, RJ Mischo and Mark Hummel just to mention a few. What follows is a jam like no other. For a mere $5.00 cover charge, folks get to experience some of the finest blues artists, national artists on tour, local luminaries and talented amateurs mixing it up. For the musicians, it's an opportunity to play the blues with peers of unbelievable talent. For the fans in the 240 seat capacity crowd, it's an amazing show every week with new talent and the unpredictable excitement that only a blues jam can bring.

If the music were not enough, appearances at the jam provide an unparalleled promotional opportunity for artists with upcoming area gigs. The buzz following the jam in the highly active local blues community often results in sold-out shows for participating artists. If you are a touring blues performer, drop in and you'll not only get a chance to "cut heads" with the best but also get the word out about your upcoming gig. If you are a member of the blues entertainment media, you'll experience a jam session like no other .

We invite you to come to jam and be a part of this phenomenal event, unequaled since the hay days of LA and Chicago blues.

Join us for the music and be a part of Bay Area blues history.
Katy Guillen and the Girls
Katy Guillen and the Girls
Katy Guillen and The Girls may have deep roots in the blues, thanks to leader Guillen’s considerable skills and long history as a blues guitarist, but this trio—Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums)—brings a wide range of talents and tastes to the band’s sound. Guillen’s searing and lively licks, William’s heavy, driving drums, and Adams’s rock-solid bass create a dense sonic background for Guillen’s honest and powerful lyrics, delivered with soul and verve and complemented by Adams’s intense harmonies.

Guillen began participating in blues jams in the Kansas City area at age 14, and within a few years she was playing as a featured guest with local blues legends and seasoned veterans like John Paul’s Flying Circus, but she and The Girls don’t stop there. Their combined experiences playing in bands with genres ranging from baroque pop to Appalachian acoustic folk to classic rock ’n roll, as well as Guillen’s education in traditional Flamenco guitar, have added depth to their musical vocabulary and allowed them to shape a sound all their own. Influences span from timeless guitar god Jimi Hendrix to sweet songstress Patty Griffin, with nods to contemporaries such as Heartless Bastards. KG&G are as known for packing blues-and-BBQ roadhouses as well as they fill up a multi-bill alternative venue.

Proving that necessity is the mother of invention, Katy Guillen and The Girls formed in September of 2012 when seasoned guitarist Guillen found herself without her previous collaborator, Go-Go Ray (with whom she released LP “When I Get Away” in early 2012). She was offered an opportunity she simply couldn’t pass up—an opening slot for the Royal Southern Brotherhood at Kansas City’s legendary venue Knuckleheads, so Guillen recruited bassist Claire Adams and drummer Stephanie Williams to create a trio. Their chemistry onstage proved irresistible, and the band has been crafting their unique brand of bluesy roots-rock ever since.

After two years as a band, 2014 has been a big one for KG&G, who kicked the year off as finalists in the 2014 International Blues Challenge. Since then, they have played festivals in their native Kansas City (Boulevardia, Middle of the Map Fest), as well as fanning out to locales such as Des Moines, IA; Austin, TX; and Daytona, FL. As backing band for singer/songwriter Jenny Wood, KG&G opened for rock legend Joan Jett. Not content to stay domestic, they accepted an invitation to play the prestigious 35th Annual Montreal International Jazz Festival, will tour Sweden in November, and will participate in Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise in February 2015.

In the midst of a non-stop performance schedule, they released their first full-length album in September 2014. 90.9 The Bridge celebrated the release by featuring KG&G and their single “Don’t Get Bitter” in their Local 909 Series. Kansas City’s preeminent alternative weekly, The Pitch, awarded them with Best Emerging Artist at their 2014 Music Awards.

Katy Guillen and the Girls plan to continue writing, performing, and touring into 2015 and beyond. Their already sizable fanbase grows with every stop they make, allowing them to spread their infectious and original mix of classic American genres from the heartland of Kansas City to music lovers around the world.
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/