Event Details

Bourbon & Blues: Red's Blues w/ special guest guitarist, Jon Lawton (Sacramento & Oakland, CA )

Momo Sacramento Presents

Bourbon & Blues: Red's Blues w/ special guest guitarist, Jon Lawton (Sacramento & Oakland, CA )

Special Guest Guitarist Jon Lawton

Wed, July 25, 2018

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

$8.00 - $28.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Red's Blues
Red's Blues
“Beth & RW’s new CD You Knock Me Out is a collection of fine laid-back enjoyable blues. A joy to listen to. Some of my favorites are the ones they wrote...great musicians playing with them too!”

With this second release, You Knock Me Out, Red’s Blues has stepped up another notch into blues big league with the exemplary songwriting team of singer Beth Reid-Grigsby and her Blues Music Award-winning stand up (bass-playing and singing) husband RW Grigsby. Couple that with all their music friends joining in on the fun, and this new CD makes a very strong case for Northern California being the new torch-bearing center of the classic Chicago and Texas blues sound. Six stellar originals tell the couple’s individual and combined personal histories in an honest and cosmic way. Beth & RW’s love of the classic blues vibe pays off and yet, these songs could easily be covered by well-known singers in many roots music idioms. Nestled alongside their originals are songs by their mid-20th century heroes Jimmy Reed (lead track, “There’ll Be a Day”, “Ain’t That Loving You Baby”), Memphis Minnie (“Lookin’ the World Over”), Big Bill Broonzy (“Lonesome Road Blues”), jump blues brother-sister act, Buddy & Ella Johnson (“Why Don’t You Stop It”) and Memphis Slim (“Mother Earth.”)

Red’s Blues has a finger-poppin’ attitude—straight outta the afore-mentioned golden years when blues, R&B and swing all meshed together and dance floors every night were filled with snake hips and slow drags. Beth, with her sensual, southern voice and classy behind-the-beat phrasing is more a Julie London or Bobbie Gentry-styled singer: smoky with languid, sexy sophistication. She can swing too, just check out the big fun on “Why Don’t Ya Stop It.” This rich nightclub feel is missed on too many modern singers. The yearning confidentiality, the wise heart that Beth brings to her true-life stories reveal tales of youth seen through grown up reflection.

With Special Guest: John Cocuzzi has New Orleans flavor and East Coast class, playing with passion

and intensity on piano, vibes and drums, entertaining crowds nationwide and in Europe. Dynamic style. Diverse rhythms. Swingin' & burnin' jazz.

Jumpin' blues & boogie-woogie.Lush & sultry balladss."Versatility, virtuosity and passion. This is what you need to know about the music of John Cocuzzi."
Venue Information:
Momo Sacramento
2708 J Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816