Mick Martin’s Big Blues Band – Blues with horns!
July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$29 – $34
Doors 6:30, show 7 pm. Open seating, beer and wine available. $29 Advance / $34 Day of Show
Most people in Northern California and beyond probably know Mick Martin as the host/producer of “The Blues Party” on Capradio for 32 years and as the leader of Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers for over 40 years. An award-winning harmonica player and singer-songwriter, his accomplishments include over 20 CDs (four in Europe), recording the CD “Sum Serious Blues” with jazz organist Jimmy Smith and performing with him, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jon Faddis and other greats at Carnegie Hall’s “Blues in Jazz” event in 1994 and topping his 15-year association with guitar innovator Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat, the Chicago Blues Reunion) at West-Fest, the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. Mick has backed up Mick Taylor, Freddie King, Bo Diddley, Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Montrose, Jimmy Rogers and many others in concert. For Mick Martin’s Big Band, he has assembled a group of accomplished musicians with pedigrees as impressive as his own: Danny Sandoval (saxophone), Andrew Clayton Little (guitar), Mike Caselli (organ/piano), Aj Joyce (bass), David D. Johnson (trumpet/trombone) and Jim Caselli (drums). All of these men have played and recorded with a list of world-famous artists that can be considered the Who’s Who of the music business. According to Mick, “This is my dream band; a group of gifted musicians I have long admired and never thought I would be able to assemble into a band. And, man, do we have a great time when we play.” And so does the audience.
“Spoiler alert: it’s the horns. After decades of harp, guitar, bass and drums and sometimes organ and sax, Mick Martin’s band has become the Big Blues Band with horns, and it’s a rocking swaggering good time!” – Mike Farrace
“Great band, songs, killer musicians. David Johnson (trumpet) and Danny Sandoval (sax) are monsters! Pinkie Rideau has a voice bigger than life, and she knows how to use it. Andrew Little (guitar) has an excellent feel for how much or how little should be in each and every solo he does. Jim Caselli (drums) and AJ Joyce (bass) are an amazing tight rhythm section. Mike Caselli tickles the ivories in various styles that keep each tune fresh. Mick has a voice that seamlessly fits a variety of tempos, emotions, and styles. Love it!” – Rick Snyder, Sacramento Blues Society Blue Notes
“There are harmonica players who play music and musicians who play harmonica. Mick is in the latter category.” – Bill Champlin (Chicago, Sons of Champlin)
The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Voted Best Indie Theatre multiple times (KCRA A-List).