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Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Rank #5 US Sacramento, CA Blues / West Coast Swing


Label: Alligator Records

Bio: On You Asked For It—Live!, harmonica giant, songwriter, vocalist and Blues Music Award winner Rick Estrin, along with The Nightcats— jaw-dropping guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, singing drummer J. Hansen and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell (electric and acoustic bass, organ and Moog... See Full Bio

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You Asked For It--Live! 1st live CD from Rick & Cats. In stores 7/8 http://mailman.305spin.com/view/?cid=5&sid=6280&uid=130715&lid=5251


"These are serious musicians out to have a hotter than hot good time. It’s tough to stay in your seat when Estrin and his musical cohorts get cooking."
—  Chicago Sun-Times
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    You Asked For It...Live! Released on Jul 8, 2014


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    Jul 12

    Elk Grove, CA, US | 6:30pm
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    Elk Grove, CA, US
    Sat Jul 12 6:30pm
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    Jul 19

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Sat Jul 19 5:30pm


    Rick Estrin & the Nightcats (formerly known as Little Charlie & the Nightcats) are an American four-piece electric blues/ jazz combo, currently comprised of guitarist Kid Anderson, harmonicist/lead vocalist Rick Estrin, bassist Lorenzo Farrell and drummer J. Hansen. “Estrin has created some of the finest blues songs of any artist on the planet. His carefully wrought lyrics penetrate human weakness with the precision of a boxer, though more often than not, he chooses to leave you laughing after the blow’s been struck.” - Blues Revue According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Estrin “is an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant songwriter.” The award-winning musician, another critic said, “sounds like Little Walter playing and singing Leiber and Stoller.” Along with The Nightcats- jaw-dropping guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, singing drummer (who plays standing up) J. Hansen and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell (electric and acoustic bass, organ and piano), Rick Estrin serves up fresh, modern, and original blues injected with gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll. 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 band blazes their own innovative musical path while still remaining true to the blues.

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    Jul 26

    Redwood City, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Redwood City, CA, US
    Sat Jul 26 7:00pm
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    Jul 27

    Seaside, CA, US | 3:00pm

    Seaside, CA, US
    Sun Jul 27 3:00pm
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    Aug 2

    Oroville, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Oroville, CA, US
    Sat Aug 02 8:00pm
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