The Starlet Room presents

Blues & Bourbon: Mick Martin’s Big Blues Band

All Ages
Blues 423741673678270
Wednesday, February 01
Doors: 5:30pm // Show: 6:30pm
$25

$25 General Admission – $22 SBS Members
This Event is All Ages
All sales are final, please review before purchasing. No Refunds.

 
JUST ADDED: Special guest, Marcel Smith!
His debut solo album, Everybody Needs Love, marks the belated emergence of a commanding, massively talented soulful vocalist who’s been honing his skills on the gospel circuit for decades.
 

 

Sacramento blues legend/ harmonica-player/singer Mick Martin leads his horn-powered, original music group featuring Danny Sandoval (sax), Aj Joyce (bass), Andrew Little (guitar), Dave Johnson (trumpet/trombone), Mike Caselli (Hammond organ/piano)and Jim Caselli (drums). Music lovers in Northern California might know Mick Martin for his 30 years as the host/producer of “The Blues Party” on Capital Public Radio and the leader of Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers for over 40 years. As Bill Champlin has said, “There are harmonica players who play music and musicians who play harmonica. Mick is in the latter category.” In 2022, he released SURE CURE FOR THE BLUES, his dream-come-true debut album recorded live with his new big blues band.

An award-winning harmonica player and singer-songwriter who has toured the U.S., Canada, England, Italy and Belgium, Martin’s accomplishments include over 20 CDs (four in Europe), performing with jazz organist Jimmy Smith at Carnegie Hall’s “Blues in Jazz” event and topping his 17-year association as lead singer and harp player with guitar innovator Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat) at West-Fest, the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. Martin has also played behind Freddie King, Elvin Bishop, Bo Diddley, Mick Taylor, John Mayall, Tommy Castro, Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds and many others.

For the Mick Martin Big Blues Band, he has assembled a group of accomplished musicians with pedigrees as impressive as his own.All of these men have played and recorded with a list of world-famous artists. According to Martin, “This is my dream band; a group of gifted musicians I have long admired and never thought I would be able to assemble into a band. And, man, do we have a great time when we play.” So does the audience!