Mon, November 19, 2018

Doors: 6:40 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Club Fox

Redwood City, CA

$20 adv / $25 day of show

This event is 21 and over

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.”
Chris Cain Through The Ages - Band Line Up
Chris Cain Through The Ages - Band Line Up
On this amazing Club Fox bill are the following bands: Chris Cain's first band, named after his dad, Walter Fields. the 1989 Chris Cain touring band, Pat Ford, Blue Monday, Ray Charles Project, Guitarsonists and the current Chris Cain band.

The lineup includes Chris Cain, Pat Ford, Dewayne Pate, David K. Mathews, Tyler Eng, Clifford Coulter, Danny Hull, Ron E. Beck, Tony Lindsay, Deszon Claiborne, Daniel Castro, Mike Schermer, Andy Just, Sammy Varela, Dave Serrano, Mark Whitney, Noel Catura, Steve Evans, Mick Mestek, Greg Rahn, Dave Serrano, Sky Garcia, Nancy Wright and possibly more surprises.

This is a once in a lifetime show of love and support from an incredible cast of musicians.

World class guitar phenomenon Chris Cain has never had the opportunity to celebrate his birthday, locally. He's always been on tour in Argentina, Australia or some other part of the world or somewhere in a distant town in California. This year, we're going to do it up big as we take a glimpse at the stages of Chris Cain's musical life; from a shy boy, playing alone in his bedroom to a humble artist, traveling across the world, performing for captivated audiences, enthralled by his unique sound.

Chris Cain has shared the stage with many incredibly talented musicians for nearly 40 years and those performances have created a unique bond of lasting brotherhood. Join us in this celebration of friendship, musicianship and exteme talent to honor our own legend from San Jose, California, Chris Cain.
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063