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Robben Ford

Wednesday

October 18

Doors

6:30 p

Show

7:30 p

Tickets

$30, $38, $45

Artist’s Website

robbenford.com

Guitar virtuoso and five-time Grammy nominee Robben Ford’s latest album, Into the Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts and shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and stunning playing.

Guitar Player Magazine claims it “explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history.”

Robben Ford has had a long and varied career in music, but there’s a feeling with Into the Sun that the process of writing and recording songs is as much a pleasure to him now as it was when he started.* 

Robben has recorded more than 35 albums under his own name and with various bands. There’s also his session and sideman work, which included hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Larry Carlton, Brad Paisley, Gregg Allman, Phil Lesh, and Rickie Lee Jones. Robben continues to tour heavily and teach master classes in the US and worldwide.

* sonicabuse.com

The Manhattan Transfer 45-Year Anniversary Tour

Sunday

November 12

Doors

7:00 p

Show

8:00 p

Tickets

$35, $50, $60

Artist’s Website

manhattantransfer.net

Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s greatest and most innovative vocal groups. Winners of ten Grammy Awards, with millions of records sold worldwide, this amazing quartet is building upon the extraordinary legacy created by founder Tim Hauser who organized the four-part harmony group on October 1, 1972 in New York City. Now consisting of Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor), Cheryl Bentyne (soprano), and newcomer Trist Curless (bass) who replaced Hauser following the latter’s passing on October 16, 2014, the group is proud to extend Hauser’s vision more than four decades later.

A blend of jazz and pop harmony with a largely unparalleled command of styles including vocalese (the singing of lyrics to tunes initially composed as instrumental works) made the Transfer — Bentyne, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Trist Curless — one of the most distinctive vocal groups of the past four decades.* 

* www.kentucky.com

Lee Ritenour

Friday

January 12, 2018

Doors

7:00 p

Show

8:00 p

Tickets

$25, $35, $45

Artist’s Website

leeritenour.com

Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s, Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock, and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty-year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin, 17 Grammy nominations, numerous #1 spots in guitar polls, and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic.

The depth of jazz has remained with me my whole life. I played a lot of different types of music. Most people probably call me a jazz player, but even when I was a studio player, I was a chameleon. I play anything. I love the power and intensity of the rock mixed in with the sophistication of the jazz.* 

Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Harvey Mason. The first Fourplay album spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

* www.washingtontimes.com

Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney with Flambeau Cajun Night!

Friday

January 26, 2018

Doors

7:00 p

Show

8:00 p

Tickets

$20, $30, $40

Artist’s Website

beausoleilmusic.com
tomrigney.com

Two of the finest roots music fiddle players on the planet — Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney — are joining forces for a series of live performances in Northern California and making a stop at Harris Center in Folsom! Backed by Rigney’s hot band, Flambeau, the show will feature material from their critically acclaimed CD, “Cajun Fandango.” The disc received a Best of Beat nomination as Best Cajun Album of 2016, and was named one of the fifty best Louisiana albums by Offbeat Magazine.

Following their 2016 collaboration — they made a stop in Folsom last November and blew the roof off the joint. They’re coming back for another night of spectacular interplay — it sold out last time; so be sure to get your tickets son! 

Michael Doucet has been the premier Cajun fiddle player of the past several decades. Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, he has led his band, Beausoleil, for more than forty years (winning two Grammys along the way) and has taken Cajun music out of Louisiana and put it on the stages of the world. He has preserved the music of his culture and expanded its horizons.

Tom Rigney has, over the past several decades, become one of the premier blues and roots music violinists in the world. After fifteen years at the helm of the Swamp Rock band The Sundogs, he put together his current band in 2000 — Tom Rigney and Flambeau, and has toured and recorded extensively ever since. His high-energy, virtuosic playing and his commanding stage presence are hallmarks of Rigney’s performing style.

Following their 2016 “Cajun Fandango” collaboration — they made a stop in Folsom last November and blew the roof off the joint. They’re coming back for another night of spectacular interplay — it sold out last time, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Larry Carlton with Quartet

Thursday

May 17, 2018

Doors

6:30 p

Show

7:30 p

Tickets

$25, $42, $50

Artist’s Website

mr335.tv

Combining his roots in blues and jazz with a crossover pop rock sensibility, Larry Carlton’s unmistakable sound is marked by his signature warm tone, bright melodies and soulful guitar solos.

the work of his hands speaks grace, passion and timeless knowledge. Listen, learn and be profoundly moved.* 

Four-time Grammy winner (19 nominations), “Titan of Tone” award recipient and legendary guitar great, Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific, and original guitarists in the industry. He sold out Harris Center on his last visit, so get your tickets early!

* Sting

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