ON TOUR FROM NEW ORLEANS: Keith Stone w/RED GRAVY

Club Fox Blues Jam

ON TOUR FROM NEW ORLEANS: Keith Stone w/RED GRAVY

Wed, August 14, 2019

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.
Keith Stone with Red Gravy
Keith Stone with Red Gravy
When Keith Stone started Red Gravy, the cast of characters changed from night to night. That’s the joke about New Orleans musicians: “There’s only one band in the whole town, but it has five thousand members.” In a city where everyone hustles to maintain a busy schedule, you better have a good phone list when a gig comes up, because availability is King.

It was one particular short tour in Florida that Keith assembled a group of premier sidemen; Eddie Christmas on drums, Tom Worrell on keys, and Kennan Shaw on bass. Playing as a unit for the first time, that night on the beach front stage in Pensacola, it was evident to all four that something special was happening. Everyone’s ears were just a little bigger, the grooves a little deeper, and it was a whole lot of fun. That weekend was really the birth of a BAND.

Before they could shake the sand out of their shorts, Keith Stone with Red Gravy had won the New Orleans Blues Society’s local International Blues Challenge, and suddenly, there was work to do, writing new material for the big competition in Memphis. The initial idea of the band, to blend Straight Blues with New Orleans R&B remained the guiding light, following in the giant footsteps of Earl King, Professor Longhair and many others.

IT’S ABOUT GREED, REALLY

When you put together a group of talented, veteran sidemen, and tell them they can do whatever they want, it’s the Keys to the Candy Store. Musicians who know how to make the front man look good suddenly want to make EVERYBODY look good, themselves included. Dynamics are wider. Grooves are deeper. And the musical conversation becomes a Poetry Slam within a Tennessee Williams play.

HONOR THESE MONUMENTS

This is New Orleans. Musically, that means something. Representing New Orleans at the International Blues Challenge was a distinct honor for the band, and as big as those shoes were to try to fill, Red Gravy was up to the task. At writing and arranging sessions, names like Dr. John, Fess, and Earl King become guideposts that everyone understands. When you respect the journey, those “Footsteps of the Giants” become less of a bother than the potholes in an Uptown street.

Kennan Shaw, Bass and Vocals
Tom Worrell, Keys and Vocals
Eddie Christmas, Drums
Keith Stone, Guitar, Lead Vocals

Keith Stone with Red Gravy come by their Blues the same way Keith’s Sicilian mama cooked up her beloved sauce; by simmering it in New Orleans spices and spirit.

Come n’ get it.
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/