Event Details

Bourbon & Blues: The Tropicali Flames (Sacramento, CA)

Momo Sacramento Presents

Bourbon & Blues: The Tropicali Flames (Sacramento, CA)

Wed, November 21, 2018

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

$8 Admission - $28 Admission + Flight

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Tropicali Flames
The Tropicali Flames
The latest band to burst forth upon the Sacramento region’s roots music landscape, the Tropicali Flames deliver a sonic jambalaya with an enthusiasm at once expressive and joyous. 1940s jump blues merges with doo-wop harmonies and early soul to create a swing-based mid-century aesthetic flavored with touches of New Orleans jazz and Caribbean rhythms. Their rendition of “Night Train” is a dream from the Vegas grind circuit while their “Peanut Vendor” is pure 1950s Havana. Conjuring up gin joints and gravel roads, their fiery sounds are delivered with a nuance and authenticity only to be found among players who have lived and breathed these forms for decades.

The Tropicali Flames all-star cast is captained by upright bassist and vocalist Zack Sapunor (Wayne Hancock, Jim Cullum Jazz Band) with a sizzling rhythm section featuring guitarist Chris Wilkinson, a direct import from the U.K. roots/rockabilly circuit and rounded out by ace drummer Derek McDonald of the Alcatraz Islanders and the Shellac Brothers podcast. Floating over the top is the explosive tenor saxophone of Danny Sandoval (Sista Monica, Rene Solís), an indisputable force of nature who plays with a power and dexterity equaled only by the very greatest to have studied the craft.

With a catalogue of classics expertly mined from dusty record bins as well as a growing repertoire of inspired original tunes (“Moonshine”, “Big Love”), the Tropicali Flames are here and, from the looks of it, take no prisoners.
Venue Information:
Momo Sacramento
2708 J Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816