On February 1st the Gold Dust Lounge made the long anticipated transition from its home in Union Square for 79 years to the new 2,700 square foot space at Fisherman's Wharf with all the pomp and circumstances befitting a treasured landmark of the Bay Area. The official ribbon cutting ceremony began when Bay Area native and veteran actor Stuart Whitman hopped aboard a covered wagon outside the original Powell Street watering hole and led a procession of revelers, including a four man Dixieland band to the new lounge.
Full Article: http://localmusicvibe.com/news/the-gold-dust-dixieland-band-celebrates-grand-reopening-style
The San Francisco Medicine Ball Band is known for their fun, eclectic brand of danceable Americana, Jazz and R&B hits well seasoned with the memorable, feel-good sounds of Classic Rock and New Orleans Soul. This is a brand of good time that’s clearly crafted, assembled by the hands of multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, founder and band leader David Sturdevant. If you haven't heard the Medicine Ball you've probably crossed paths with someone who has, both in the audience and on stage. Celebrated for an ever-changing line-up of top tier musicians from all over the world, the Medicine Ball takes their shows to new heights nightly without losing touch with the personal soul of a band that got its start playing for tips on the streets of San Francisco. One thing is certain, this band will have you out of your seats in no time, whether it's House Of The Rising Sun or Summertime in New Orleans, Ain’t Misbehavin’, After You’ve Gone. I Double Dare You to find another band that can get you sweatin’ set after set then cool you down for a slow dance with an R&B rhythm-made memorable.
Make your next event memorable with one of San Francisco's most exciting and versatile ensemble bands..The Medicine Ball.
As our loyal fans and friends already know, the Medicine Ball Band has a lot of different profiles and social network channels, from Facebook and Twitter to here (Reverbnation), Local Music Vibe, Gigmasters, Youtube, Myspace, Epresskitz and others - not to mention multiple profiles for our other groups, including Stafford & Sturdevant and Trio Davide - plus David Sturdevant & Friends. We hope there is an account using your favorite social network and if not - let us know! We thought it would be helpful to include links here to our main pages all in one place:
The Medicine Ball is a sure fire hit with all ages, attitudes and interests performing feel good music for great dancing, relaxing or just hanging out. David Sturdevant (also of Stafford & Sturdevant, Trio Davide) spins the turn style to unite musicians from near and far with the perfect blend of soulful vocalists and powerful instrumentalists personally chosen for each show and venue.