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Bourbon & Blues: Peter Petty w/ His 4 Piece Mercen-Aires!

Momo Sacramento Presents

Bourbon & Blues: Peter Petty w/ His 4 Piece Mercen-Aires!

Wed, October 3, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Peter Petty w/ His 4 Piece Mercen-Aires!
Peter Petty  w/ His 4 Piece Mercen-Aires!
A very special night with Peter singing his favorite saloon songs. "One for My Baby," "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart," I Can't Wait to Get Off Work and See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue, "Guess Who I Saw Today," "You Can Have Him (I Don't Want Him)," and "I, Who Have Nothing" are just a few of the late night gems that will go so well with those bourbon flights.

"Well I got a bad liver and broken heart, yeah,
I drunk me a river since you tore me apart
And I don't have a drinking problem, 'cept when I can't get a drink
And I wish you'd a-known her, we were quite a pair,
She was sharp as a razor and soft as a prayer...." -Tom Waits

The 2018 recipient of the Sacramento Area Music Award in the category of "Best Live Performer," Peter Petty is a band leader who tests (and coins) the adage “There are no small rooms.” Known as Da Man wit' da Flop and charged with the singular mission of reinterpreting music that scintillates, syncopates, (and sometimes even educates), Mr. Petty swings out with the frenetic elegance of a Tasmanian devil in a tuxedo, leading some of the finest stewards of traditional jazz in the Sacramento area in the jumpin'est, jivin'ist, great-gosh-alive-inist Swing experience available today!
He piggybacks on the colossal, still-reverberating shoulders of such giants of the genre as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Cab Calloway and Joe Williams. Then he leaps over to stomp on, and ride the coat-tails of indisputable legends like Ray Charles, Louis Prima, Roy Orbison, Shirley Bassey, Tom Waits, and David Bowie, singing every note of his 3 2/3 octave range with inexhaustible power and captivating control. Throwing out novelized lyrics, and a steadily growing repertoire of original tunes, it’s an infectious, eclectic, electric, acoustic mash-up that not only connects the dots between seemingly disparate musical genres, and artists, but does it with an originally adventurous and unpredictably hilarious theatricality that entertains the “swell” out of audiences of all ages.
Venue Information:
Momo Sacramento
2708 J Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816