Oustomah Lodge # 16 International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF)
Harp player, Quique Gomez, brings his Chicago tinged blues from Spain with a little help from West Coast blues guitarists extraordinaire, Little Charlie Baty and Chris “Kid” Andersen to the go-to venue for blues in Nevada City, CA, the Nevada City Odd Fellows Lodge.
When: Saturday, September 15
Time: Doors 7 PM with music at 8 PM to 10:30
Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 225 ½ Broad Street Nevada City, CA
Tickets: $20 online and at Briar Patch
$25 at the door
Info: Ralph 530 265 3900 email@example.com
Quique Gomez is a Chicago style blues harmonica player having made the pilgrimage from his home in Madrid, Spain to the Windy City a few times. He has worked with Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, Taildragger, Eddie C Campbell, John Primer and other blues greats. His latest CD is “Dealin’ With The Blues”, a stroll through classic Chicago Blues on Sweet Records, recorded in Spain and mastered by Kid Anderson at Greaseland Studios. Quique is adept at both diatonic and chromatic harps and displays his mastery of the chromatic on the jazzy “Sugar Ray”. He also makes a run through some soul and Louisiana blues.
Little Charlie Baty has been stirring the West Coast blues pot for several decades. He formed Little Charlie and the Nightcats in 1976 while playing harmonica but soon switched to guitar after Rick Estrin joined him. The rest is history as the band is recognized as one of the finest blues acts around. Charlie left the Nightcats in 2008 and began to explore new musical ground. Currently he performs with his trio, Organ Grinder Swing, playing blues, jazz, and swing, bop.
Youngster, Chris “Kid” Andersen, was born in Norway and made his way to the US in 2001 and joined Terry Hanck’s band followed by a stint with the Charlie Musselwhite band. His mastery of many blues guitar styles helped him be selected to replace Charlie Baty in the Nightcats when Charlie left in 2008.
Chris’ guitar playing is dazzling to say the least, moving through sets of blues, rockabilly, jazz, doing imitations of T-Bone, BB King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Lightnin’ Hopkins and more. Additionally Anderson produces recordings and masters at his Greaseland Studios in San Jose.
He will be featured on bass for this show but who knows, won’t Quique cut him loose for one or two numbers?