Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Biscuits & Blues Union Room
San Francisco, CA

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Biscuits & Blues Union Room
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Phone: (415) 292-2583
401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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ALABAMA MIKE: Michael A. Benjamin aka. Alabama Mike was born January 31, 1964 in Talladega Alabama. Influenced by the gospel singing of his father, he was encouraged along with his five siblings to begin singing in church at a very early age. He came to California in 1983 via a military hitch in the USN which landed him in the San Francisco Bay area. Several years down the road as he soaked up what he could learn from blues records and local blues acts, he started performing the blues professionally in 1999. His first record Day to Day officially broke him into the blues music scene in 2009. In 2010 he followed with a sophomore offering which is titled Tailor Made Blues. This release garnered five star reviews in all the major blues magazines and airplay worldwide. He has shared the stage with such blues greats as Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Steve Freund, Bobby Rush, Johnny Rawls, Filmore Slim, RJ Mischo, Dewayne Wiggins, Willie (Big Eyes Smith) and many others and has played several national festivals and concerts including the Poconos Blues Festival, Reno Blues Festival, among others. He has been awarded 2010 Blues New Artist Of The Year ~ Bay Area Blues Society, 2010 Nominee Blues Blast Magazine Beat New Artist Debut Recording, 2011 Nominee Blues Foundation ~ Blues Music Award Traditional Blues ~ Male Artist Of The Year. SCOT BRENTON: Multi-insturmentalist, producer, recording engineer and record label owner Scot Brenton has been working out of San Francisco since his move to the bay area in 1992. An original member of the Rusty Zinn Band, he has been fortunate to have worked with some of the blues greats, including members of The Muddy Waters Blues Band, Pinetop Perkins & Willie”Big Eyes” Smith. He has also backed numerous blues legends including Hubert Sumlin, Snooky Pryor and Nappy Brown, performing at festivals and clubs worldwide. After a two year stint with renowned guitarist Steve Freund, Scot moved to Europe were he pursued an interest in musi
Ticket Price: $15
Door Time:6pm
Show Time:10pm
Ages:All Ages

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