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