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Biscuits & Blues
At Geary Street 401 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102
415-292-2583
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$15 minimum purchase.
Biscuits & Blues dining Mar 31 2014 star this tip starred
Nita B.
The weather was cold outside and warm on the inside.. I wore some dress jeans with over the knee boots & a nice sweater. My friends wore a dressy dress & pumps. I went by the tip on here. The person stated it would be cold inside. It was not. The person also stated the place was very casual. it was not. I am use to wearing a dress when I go out and I should have. PS: dress for yourself, is best!.
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attended Aug 25 2013

Wonderful venue... Easy walk from Bart...great show, Roberta was so fun and incredibly talented!

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attended Jan 31 2014

Nice venue... great music... and low price. What more did I need?

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attended Apr 12 2014

Show was 100% music good hot stuff
The wait staff was efficient and nice
Drinks were hearty
We froze out side from 9 til 9:45
Show listed as 9:30 show was "on time" just after10
We begged for inside access at 9:40
This place needs outside heaters...continued

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August 24 & 28, 2014: John Garcia Band
As a professional singer and guitarist for the last 35 years, John has performed with John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Johny Winters, Paul Simon and Huey Lewis. Bo Diddley once stated John as “one hell of an entertainer.” As a blues guitarist, there are few his equal. Instrumental virtuosity coupled with a unique vocal style are his trademarks.

August 29, 2014: Franco Paletta & the Stingers
Since breaking into the Portland Blues scene in the Mid-80’s, Franco Paletta has become one of the mainstays of the city’s blues fans. His dynamic harp style and unique vocals has made him one of Portland’s favorite blues personalities. As good as his harp playing is, Franco’s strong vocals are what thrills the listeners. He has a unique vocal style that let’s you know that you are listening to a true bluesman.

August 31, 2014: Kevin Russell
Moving to Hollywood to follow his dream, Kevin formed the now classic rock band 707. Scoring a couple of rock radio classics such as “I Could Be Good For You” and “Megaforce”, 707 toured playing arenas throughout the 80’s. Later in the 80’s Kevin joined forces with Billy Kreutzman and Brent Midland (Grateful Dead) to form Kokomo. Kevin and Clarence Clemons “The Big Man” became good pals in the Bay Area. They put a touring band named The Red Bank Rockers together and hit the road, playing to sold out crowds across the U.S. Their shows would often feature special guests such as Joe Walsh, Ringo, Bruce “The Boss”, Jackson Browne, Jon Bon Jovi and more.

September 3-5, 2014: Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
Shawn Holt, the son of the late legendary blues master, Magic Slim, takes over his band The Teardrops. Their high energy, hard-driving sound is still alive and well with Shawn, whose booming vocal presence is more than a little reminiscent of his father’s, and his guitar playing, while similar to Slim’s, exhibits a broader mix of classic and contemporary influences. Combining a couple of his Dad’s songs and other songs associated with him with five of his own originals, Shawn shows himself more than capable of leading the Teardrops into a new era.

September 6, 2014: The Kirby Sewell Band
The Kirby Sewell Band is a high-energy, soul-slinging R&B band with a modern twist. Known for their passionate live performances of what they call Alternative Blues, the monster five-piece posse creates melodic heart pulling stories from the depths of an old soul, while breathing new musical life into the genre. 2012 marked the release of their 2nd album, Bought Myself A Hammer. The album is diverse and pays homage to traditional blues and its influence on North American popular music.

September 7, 2014: Wayne Sharp & the Sharpshooters Band
Wayne Sharp was born in the Louisiana bayous, south of New Orleans, in the small town of Houma. His love of music starts with his mother. “She had an incredible ear and could play anything that she heard or imagined.” It was an older sister, Dianna, who first put his hands on the keys. He grew up listening to the grooves and melodies that were coming out of New Orleans, a great melting pot of styles in the creole tradition. Wayne’s playing a Hammond B3, Key B duo, and piano. Writing new songs, collaborating, arranging, and his voice quality has matured and sounds better than ever!

September 10, 2014: Kyle Rowland Blues Band
One could almost say that Kyle has been playing the harmonica since birth; when he was just a baby, his father put a harmonica in his crib, which Kyle used his harmonica as a pacifier and teething ring. Kyle’s first memories of playing the harmonica are when he would sit next to his father and listen to him play the harmonica for fun. When Kyle was 9 years old, his father heard harmonica music coming from the front yard. He was amazed to find Kyle playing the Blues. Later that very year, Kyle was sitting in front of a stage during the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee listening to “Mick Martin and The Blues Rockers”. Kyle quietly began to play along on his harmonica and when Mick heard Kyle playing he asked him to join the band onstage. This was the beginning of Kyle’s career in the Blues. Kyle’s band is comprised of seasoned veterans with more than 30 years of musical experience each.

September 11, 2014: Dennis Jones Band
Dennis Jones, fronting bands since the late 1990s, uses his Stratocaster like a stun gun built with high amps. His urgency is far more credible than that of the general lot of guitar pyromaniacs because there seems to be a lot of heart and soul behind his every phrase. His vocals are just as peppery and believable. Jones’ compositions don’t pull any punches about his disdain for texting, two-timing women and self-righteous Blue Staters.

September 12, 2014: The Delta Wires
The Delta Wires are a big, high-energy harmonica and horns blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. They were Finalists out of 100 band representatives from blues societies all over the world, in the Blues Foundation’s 2008 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis TN, and were voted “Best Band” Oakland/East Bay in Oakland Magazine’s annual readers’ poll, and also by the East Bay Express. The Delta Wires were inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame in December, 2012.

September 13, 2014: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
Every night that award-winning harmonica player, singer and songwriter Rick Estrin and his cohorts The Nightcats perform live— wherever in the world that may be—a crowd of dancing, shouting, laughing and cheering people will be enjoying some of the best live music they’ve ever heard.

September 14, 2014: Jules Leyhe
At 23 years of age, Jules Leyhe already has nearly a decade of guitar-playing experience under his belt, including a degree in Guitar Performance from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Jules picked up his first guitar when he was just 13-years-old, inspired by the movie School of Rock, which focuses on a group of elementary school kids who start their own rock band. Jules has been in roughly half a dozen bands over the past nine years, with a preference for those with a blues or rock edge.

September 17, 2014: Drew Zingg
Drew Zingg was lead guitarist and musical director of Steely Dan for their reunion tour in 1993 and continued in that capacity through 1995. During this period he toured with the band throughout the United States, performing at such venues as Madison Square Garden in New York, the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and the Shoreline Amphitheater in San Francisco, as well as stadiums across the country. A sampling of these appearances were recorded and released as the Giant Records release, “Steely Dan; Alive in America.” His tenure with the band also included a tour throughout Japan in 1994. Drew’s guitar work is featured on the Donald Fagen Box Set, “The Nightfly Trilogy.”

September 18, 2014: Howell Devine
Sexy shack-shackin’ music — that’s Howell Devine, the massively talented NorCal trio (& 2013 IBC finalists) who became the first blues band Arhoolie Records signed in 27 years! Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard, temple block) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated ragtime to create a rollickin’ present day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist.

September 19, 2014: Paula Harris
Paula Harris delivers a mix of Impudent, humorous, and naughty lyrical content in a fusion of blues, funk and jazz. Her band, the “Beasts of Blues” and her Horn section “Big Ass Brass” are world-class and they put on a show that is as impressive as their sound. Featured in the band are Prolific horn player Mike Rinta, Tom Poole, & Tony Peebles who have worked with acts such as Sly & the Family Stone, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Santana, Lenny Williams and more.

September 20, 2014: Chris Cain
Chris Cain’s jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother’s Greek ancestry and his father’s soulful black heritage.

September 21, 2014: Cole Fonseca
ole Fonseca is the real deal. Fonseca was involved in a automobile collision that ejected him out of the back windsheild at an excessive speed leaving him paralysis of the left arm in 2005. After this tragedy Fonseca still pursued a career in music by developing his own sound on the electric harmonica by his tone and his brutal attack on the instrument. Using a 5-watt amp with a 10 inch speaker cranked all the way up. Also he gets away with using a wah wah pedal which you can hear on his tune “Spirit in the Dark” a song he had done tipping the hat to the Blind Boys of Alabama. Coles latest Album “The Phoenix Jubilee” had raised alot of eyebrows with its diversity and it big powerful sound. Most of that album is featured on the playlist below. Fonseca also acheived something that nobody ever expected. Playing slide guitar with one hand like a pro with two hands. You can hear the rough copy of the song “Rattlesnake” Fonsecas phrasing and tone are nothing shot of world class. Listen and enjoy this Bluesmans testimony. The man that was kicked down and got up swinging and knocking out giants such as death itself

September 24, 2014: The Kinsey Report
The Kinsey Report is back in the groove. Indiana’s first family of the Blues, forged in the “Steel City,” also known as Gary, has returned to the studio after a 14 year hiatus to record Standing (I’ll Be), a four song EP of contemporary and traditional blues, gospel and funk and it rocks!

September 25, 2014: Lisa Mann
Powerhouse bassist and front woman Lisa Mann hails from the blues-steeped city of Portland, OR. She and her aptly named “Really Good Band” have been mainstys of the Northwest music scene for several years, and have graced the stage at some of the finest blues events, such as the Waterfront Blues Festival, Bronze Blues & Brews, Untapped Blues Festival, Sunbanks and more.

September 26, 2014: Shane Dwight
Critical accolades have followed Shane Dwight wherever he has gone. The San Francisco Chronicle called him “a music sensation,” Andrew Gilbert of the San Jose Mercury News said of Dwight: “Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force … Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer… he is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound.”

September 27, 2014: Eden Brent
Eden Brent’s piano playing and singing style ranges from a melancholic whisper to a full-blown juke joint holler. She’s simultaneously confident and confiding, ably blending an earthy meld of jazz, blues, soul, and pop as she huskily invites listeners into her lazy, lush world.

September 28, 2014: Joice Walton
Although Joice Walton is known as a jazz and blues artist to fans in the U.S. and Europe, her music really defies categorization. On her acclaimed debut CD, 1994’s Downsville Girl, and even more so on the forthcoming follow-up album called Texas Heat, the San Jose, California-based vocalist puts together blues, soul, jazz, rock and pop strains of American vernacular music in a seamless, multihued fabric. Like her friend (the late) Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, who contributes his guitar and viola prowess to two tracks of her new album, Walton prefers to simply call what she does “American Music”.

September 30, 2014: Popa Chubby
An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.

October 3-4, 2014: Syl Johnson
A rollicking vocalist and gifted harmonica player, Syl Johnson has forged a career in both blues and soul. The brother of bassist Mac Thompson and guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson sang and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold, and Junior Wells in the ‘50s before recording with Jimmy Reed for Vee-Jay in 1959. He made his solo debut that same year with Federal. Johnson toured with Howlin’ Wolf from late 1959 until 1962, when Willie Mitchell signed him to Hi Records. He clicked with the dance/novelty cut “Come on Sock It to Me” and crackling message track “Is It Because I’m Black?” He had his biggest hit with “Take Me to the River” in 1975, reaching No. 7 on the R&B charts. He reappeared on a collaboration with his brother Jimmy in the summer of 2002, humorously titled Two Johnsons Are Better Than One.

October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014: Bay City Blues
The Bay City Blues is a weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre. Hosted by the nationally recognized Chris Cain & his All-Star cast of Musicians, every week they invite a new special guest to accompany them on stage and present new, upcoming, & old talent from the blues world! The Bay City Blues is our honorarium and exploration into the Blues genre, it is a special event in which we all get to help, share, & “Preserve the Blues."

October 9, 2014: The Daniel Castro Band
Describing Daniel Castro as a blues artist doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. A highly accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a strong musical point of view grounded in the very best blues traditions is more like it. Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements. Daniel has always played with seasoned musicians, but with his newest incarnation, featuring Johnny Yu on bass and vocals and David Perper on drums and vocals, The Daniel Castro Band raises the bar and is truly a force to be reckoned with.

October 10, 2014: Lee Rocker
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts. Since then, he’s enjoyed a successful solo career and guest starred in the hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.

October 12, 2014: Eddie Neon
Eddie Neon describes himself as a “self-taught S.F. boy, cooked by local blues trends. Even after so many years of playing, I am still committed to honing my path and skills at guitar.” The San Francisco-based Eddie Neon Band is working hard to expand their music’s reach to a diverse group of fans. They perform standards as well as E.N. originals. Eddie defines their music as “blues, R&B, funk with a jazz edge.”

October 15, 2014: Howell Devine
Sexy shack-shackin’ music — that’s Howell Devine, the massively talented NorCal trio (& 2013 IBC finalists) who became the first blues band Arhoolie Records signed in 27 years! Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard, temple block) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated ragtime to create a rollickin’ present day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist.

October 16, 2014: Alvon Johnson
2005 Guitar Player of the Year, Former vocalist with the Rock and Roll Hall of fame group The Coasters, Regional winner of the Guitar Centers “King of the Blues” national contest in 2006 and 2007, his CD The Blues Grew Up was nominated for Outstanding Blues Album 2004 and voted top ten CD in Japan in 2005. His latest CD Guitars and Cars was voted in top ten CDs of 2008 by the prestigious Blues magazine Real Blues.

October 18, 2014: Coco Montoya
Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” The Boston Globe succinctly states that Montoya’s music is “hot, blistering soul.” From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya earned his status through years of hard work and constant touring.

October 19, 2014: Brad Wilson Blues Band
Brad Wilson is a California guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues and is a charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Performing over 100 shows a year, Brad has become known as a smokin’ hot Blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them. His songwriting has a hard-charging Americana/Blues/Roots style. His guitar playing is contemporary blues and he can rip on lead. Brad’s live show is presented with spirit and class.

October 22, 2014: JW Jones
Canadian singer/guitarist JW Jones tours constantly, and is known for his high-energy show that keeps getting hotter! Guitar World Magazine featured a CD called Guitar Masters Vol. 2 that put Jones alongside guitar stars B.B. King, Jimmy Page and Carlos Santana among others, which led him to an endorsement deal with Gibson guitars.

October 24, 2014: Dave Specter
Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with performances in Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Holland, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg, Mexico and Canada.

October 25, 2014: Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas has geared up to deliver a powerhouse world class blues show that his dedicated San Francisco fans and new listeners alike are sure to enjoy. Since launching his career in 1991 with the release of Blue…Not Blues, Earl Thomas has been recognized the world over for his contributions to the blues. Having made his European debut in 1992 at Switzerland’s renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, he has, in the two decades since, built a solid international following. His refined sound, both in the studio and on the road, has made him one of the most recognized and respected blues artists working today.

October 29, 2014: John Garcia Band
As a professional singer and guitarist for the last 35 years, John has performed with John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Johny Winters, Paul Simon and Huey Lewis. Bo Diddley once stated John as “one hell of an entertainer.” As a blues guitarist, there are few his equal. Instrumental virtuosity coupled with a unique vocal style are his trademarks.

October 31, 2014: Terrie Odabi
Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.

November 5, 2014: Fat Tuesday Band
The FTB presents the funky vibe of New Orleans’ best music from groups like The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Rebirth Brass Band, Satchmo, and Professor Longhair. It’s the great sound of the Big Easy served with a West Coast flair! Some of San Francisco’s best players will transport you to the French Quarter where the second-line never stops.
The Fat Tuesday Band features bandleader Ed Ivey (Vocals/Trumpet), Edna Love (Vocals/Percussion), Sean Leahy (Guitar), Damon Hope (Drums), Dan Herrera (Trumpet), Edgar San Gabriel (Bass), Randy Craig (Piano) and Dave Bullers (Sax). The Fat Tuesday Band also features a series of exciting guest musicians including; New Orleans piano man Nelson Lunding, saxophonist Martin Fierro, guitarist Byron Rynes and others.

November 13, 2014: RJ Mischo
RJ Mischo is an award winning world renown Blues Singer, Harmonica player and Band Leader. He is the kind of entertainer that only 20 years of International touring experience can bring to the stage. RJ’s music is a combination of originals and obscure gems that create an exciting mix of Grooving Boogies, Bump & Grind Shuffles and Electric Chicago Blues. RJ is endorsed by Hohner Harmonicas and has 9 Globally Distributed CDs out to date. RJ can also be heard on 21 additional CDs as a guest or on compilations with Jimmie Vaughan, James Cotton, G. Love, James Harman, Kim Wilson, Candye Kane, John Mayall and others.

About the Ticket Supplier: Biscuits and Blues

Biscuits and Blues was originally developed as an offering to music lovers who wanted an intimate setting to see their favorite blues artists. Now, sixteen years later, we are one of the top blues clubs in the nation. We offer San Francisco's best in National and Regional Blues acts while showcasing award winning Southern Cuisine.