This is the 3rd annual concert fundraiser for The Sacramento Blues Society Little Charlie Baty Memorial Music Scholarship.* Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, along with special guest, the great Texas guitar player Anson Funderburgh, once again honors their friend.
Sacramento’s own legendary Rick Estrin and the Nightcats travel the world, spreading the joy and power of their music. So in 2024, you only will get to see them maybe two times in Sacramento if you are lucky. They will have a new record out in 2024, so we hope we will be hearing some select new songs live ! MORE EXCITING GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Larger-than-life blues star Rick Estrin has piloted the wildly fun and musically fearless Rick Estrin & The Nightcats for the last fifteen years, touring the world and proving night after night why they have a shelf full of awards. The limitless combined talents of blues harmonica virtuoso and sly, soulful singer Estrin, guitar mastermind Kid Andersen, keyboard wizard Lorenzo Farrell and endlessly creative drummer Derrick “D’Mar” Martin take Estrin’s inventive, original songs to new and unexpected places. On stage, the band’s ability to deliver an unpredictable, no-holds-barred show is unmatched.
“Hugely entertaining, intelligently conceived and executed roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition. Estrin’s harp work is masterful.” –Living Blues
“Rick Estrin sings and writes songs like the brightest wiseguy in all of bluesland and blows harmonica as if he learned at the knee of Little Walter.” —DownBeat
*A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to SBS’ newly created Little Charlie Baty Memorial Music Scholarship. The endowment is created in honor of Charles “Little Charlie” Baty, master guitarist, and fearless blues musician.
This scholarship honors Charlie Baty’s commitment to the Blues in Schools program, and supports the Sacramento Blues Society’s commitment to continuing the education and preservation of Blues music.
It will support students in the School of Music within the College of Arts and Letters, California State University, Sacramento, California. https://www.sacblues.org/the-sacramento-blues-society-little-charlie-baty-memorial-music-scholarship.html
About the Sacramento Blues Society
The Sacramento Blues Society (SBS) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization formed to preserve and promote blues music as an art form.
The Sacramento Blues Society was founded in 1979 and is one of the oldest blues societies in California. In 2015, the SBS was awarded the prestigious “Keepin’ the Blues Alive” Award from The Blues Foundation, an international organization headquartered in Memphis. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the KBA Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to blues music. The KBAs are awarded by a select panel of blues professionals to those working actively to promote and document the music. The SBS promotes the local blues music scene, bringing internationally renowned artists to the region, and is an affiliated member of The Blues Foundation. More about us: https://www.sacblues.org/about-us.html