This San Francisco Blues Band was established in 2002 by the leader of the band, an East Bay harmonica player (since 1982). The band plays standard blues covers such as “Sweet Home Chicago” in addition to well-known dance tunes like “I’ll Take You There,” and “Feeling Allright.” In August 2005, the band opened for Tower of Power. They also played a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina at the Los Cabos Hilton in Baja California, Mexico.
San Francisco Blues Band credits
They have performed as a supporting act for the following headliners: ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Linda Rondstadt, Johnny Lang, Robin Trower, Velvet Revolver, Los Lonley Boys, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited. In March 2012, the band returned to Mexico to perform at the City of Peace Blues Festival in La Paz, Baja California Sur. During this tour, this San Francisco Blues Band performed at the legendary Hotel California in Todos Santos.
This band is a great party band, with a solid rhythm section, heartfelt lyrics, and interesting musical arrangements. You can tell they’re having a great time when they’re playing, and the crowd feeds off that energy. This San Francisco Blues Band is available for gigs at Bay Area nightclubs, parties and special occasions.
San Francisco Blues Band leader
The leader of the band began to play the harmonica in 1982 while traveling around the world on a cruise ship. In 1983, he was the proverbial “white kid from the suburbs” who went into the blues clubs in Oakland looking for an opportunity to play. He met Oakland-based harmonica player Birdlegg then and quickly became his protégé. Birdlegg’s lesson? “No matter what, always play with feeling.” He formed this San Francisco Blues Band in 2002 and has played at a number of Bay Area events like the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival , Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival and at many local blues clubs.