Fri, May 17, 2019, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The name Mick Martin is synonymous with blues and blues rock all over the world, thanks to over 30 years as leader of the award-winning Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers, 16 years with Harvey Mandel’s Snake Crew and 28 years as host/producer of “Mick Martin’s Blues Party” on CapRadio in Sacramento, Reno, Stockton and worldwide via www.capradio.org/programs/mick-martins-blues-party.
He’s backed up Freddie King, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Johnson, jazz organist Jimmy Smith (at NYC’s Carnegie Hall), Mick Taylor, John Mayall, Tommy Castro, Nick Gravenites & The Chicago Blues Reunion, the Sons of Champlin, Savoy Brown and dozens of other world famous acts, including being a part of Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Blow-outs and Art Wood (brother of Ronnie of the Rolling Stones) and his all-star blues jam at the Eel Pie Club in London. He mentored harmonica prodigy Kyle Rowland, singer-guitarist Jackie Greene (The Black Crows, Phil Lesh & Friends, Trigger Hippy) and award-winning British singer-guitarist Matt Schofield, among others.
Bill Champlin said of Martin, “There are harmonica players who play music and musicians who play harmonica. Mick is a musician who plays harmonica.” Longtime friend Norton Buffalo called him, “A good friend and a great harmonica player.” Mick is in the Sacramento Music Award (SAMMIES) Hall of Fame, the Sacramento Blues Society Hall of Fame, received an award as “Best Blues DJ” from the Bay Area Blues Society and was voted as leader of the “Best Blues Band” six years in a row by Canada’s Real Blues magazine.
As Mick says, “Blues is the happiest music in the world and I’m a lucky guy to be able to play it and make people happy!”
8240 Old Redwood Hwy