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Vancouver FanClub presents Rick Estrin & The Nightcats


Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Doors 7pm Show 8pm

 Sacramento-based blues masters Rick Estrin and The Nightcats (www.rickestrin.com) headline Vancouver FanClub on Sunday, December 8 in support of their latest Alligator Records release ONE WRONG TURN. The sleek looking foursome take great musical leaps, performing a mélange of Texas swing, blues and jazz, served up with a twist of rockabilly.

Estrin who took over at the helm following Little Charlie Baty's retirement, ranks among the very best harmonica players in the blues world. The former 30-year front man of Little Charlie and The Nightcats follows in the tradition of harmonica masters such as Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while simultaneously pushing that tradition forward.

Estrin's seasoned harp playing, streetwise vocals, razor-sharp lyrics, and hipster persona are supported by the ever-inventive and swinging Nightcats rhythm section comprised of Lorenzo Farrell (organ/acoustic and electric bass), J. Hansen (drums/vocals) and Kid Andersen (lead guitar), Norway's greatest contribution to American blues. Since the 2009 release of their celebrated Alligator Records debut TWISTED, the band has toured non-stop, honing their creative synergy to a razor's edge. Night after night, the foursome blazes their own innovative musical path, while still remaining true to the blues.

Winner of the 2013 Blues Music Award for INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR, Estrin's songs have been interpreted by renowned artists such as Little Milton, Rusty Zinn, Kid Ramos, and Mark Hummel. Three of his compositions have found their way onto Grammy-nominated albums including "Don't Put Your Hands On Me" (Koko Taylor's FORCE OF NATURE), "I'm Just Lucky That Way" (Robert Cray's SHAME + A SIN) and "Homely Girl" (John Hammond's TROUBLE NO MORE).

$20 advance*
$24 door

*Plus $3.75 service fee

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