2018 Lineup / Blues

Alastair Greene Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Alastair Greene’s combination of blues, southern rock and jam band sensibilities have been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. Recently, he plunged into a full-time solo career, stepping down after seven years touring as the guitarist for rock legend, Alan Parsons.

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Alastair Greene Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Legally Blue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Legally Blue’s music is steeped in the vintage tradition of T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, the Allman Brothers, Gene Krupa and Jack McDuff, with a dose of Count Basie, Horace Silver and Billie Holiday.

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Legally Blue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Barbara Morrison Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Vocalist Barbara Morrison was voted one of the 50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists by NPR in 2010, an achievement she upholds with every performance. Her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues classics are backed by a masterful quintet, pairing Morrison’s astounding three-and-a-half octave range with tenor sax and a swinging rhythm section.

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Barbara Morrison Quintet

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage
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Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’roll.

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Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood With Fred Ross

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Bay Area music pioneers Lydia Pense & Cold Blood paved the way for the soulful, horn-driven sound of “East Bay Grease.” With a history of filling iconic San Francisco venues in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Cold Blood is back to captivate listeners with toe-tapping rhythms and Pense’s ageless vocals.

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Lydia Pense & Cold Blood With Fred Ross

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Evan Thomas Blues Revue

Sun, Aug 12 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Evan Thomas captures a down home essence, the foot stomping and head–nodding style, of the old Mississippi delta blues tone. It’s the grit, in his soulful voice and his crying guitar which sets him apart.

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Evan Thomas Blues Revue

Sun, Aug 12 @ Noon
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Maxx Cabello Jr.

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

South Bay native Maxx Cabello Jr. plays the guitar with high-octane energy that combines elements of blues, rock and his own musical vision. An accomplished singer and songwriter, Cabello’s music appeals to a diverse range of audiences with his honest lyricism and powerful vocals.

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Maxx Cabello Jr.

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage