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10 Star Starred
Biscuits & Blues
At Geary Street 401 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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Linda B.
The only downside of going to an event in this area is there can be a lot of panhandlers hanging around. Just be aware you might get hit up for a handout.
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Linda B.
The menu at the nightclub is strictly Southern so unless you like that type of food, better to eat beforehand or catch a bite after the show.
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Linda B.
Use the Ellis-O'Farrell garage. PM rates are dirt cheap after 6p.
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Linda B.
The weather was windy and chilly. I wore jeans, a knit top, a blazer and boots.
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Goldstar Member
Food was especially good for a nightclub. Yam fries & greens!
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Goldstar Member
The weather was cold and windy outside, but warmed up as the concert started.. I wore casual dress is recommended.
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55 ratings
4.5 average rating
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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 25 2013

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

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29 events
26 reviews
45 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

First time seeing a performance at Biscuits and Blues. Nice little club with good acoustics and lighting. Seating wasn't that comfortable at the tables on the floor but... continued

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DAWGFAN Red Velvet
40 events
19 reviews
37 stars
attended Sep 07 2013

Lavay Smith and the Lickers were excellent. A good time, good music, good food . . . very pleased with the experience!

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*April 19, 2014: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers *

Lavay Smith & her all-star 7-piece little big band pay tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner! Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as the qeen of classic jazz & blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Lavay’s last album received a prestigious 4 & 1/2 Star review in _Downbeat _magazine. 

April 22, 2014: Alvon

Alvon Johnson is the award-winning 2005 Guitar Player of the Year, the former vocalist with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Coasters and the regional winner of the Guitar Center’s “King of the Blues” national contest in 2006 and 2007. His latest CD Guitars and Cars was voted one of the Top Ten by the prestigious blues magazine Real Blues

April 25, 2014: Peach

Southern California-based musician Peach is at the forefront of female fronted blues acts performing both modern and old-time blues, with an All-Star band of musicians featuring keyboardist Ken Stange (Joe Cocker); bassist Del Atkins (James Ingram); and guitarist BR Millon (producer Richard Perry). Peach has recorded with Taj Mahal, Marty Grebb (The Buckinghams), Reggie McBride (Elton John), Joey Delgado (Delgado Brothers), Garth Hudson (The Band) and Paul Barrere (LIttle Feat). She has co-written with Keb’ ‘Mo’ and Marty Grebb but diversifies with an occasional ‘Dylanesque’ treat.

*April 26, 2014: Earl Thomas

*One of west coast’s premier bands from the late 1980s The “World Famous” Rhumboogies brings to Biscuits & Blues a show featuring original members Eric Lieberman (guitar), Earl Thomas (lead vocals), Brad Karow (drums), Scott Corey (guitar), Tom Mahon (piano), Jonny Viau (saxophone), and Joey Jadjusky (bass).


April 29, 2014: Tia Carroll*

Over the last ten years, Carroll has quietly accumulated one of the most impressive entertainment resumes in the Bay Area and has become one of the most sought-after female singers on the West Coast. Carroll has headlined venues and festivals all over the world with her band Hard Work and has shared stages with legends Ray Charles, Jimmy McCracklin and Sugar Pie DeSanto. She’s earned a reputation for her sizzling stage show, and always generates a buzz whenever she brings her band to town.

April 30, 2014: Cee Cee James

Take a lifetime of heartache and loss starting at birth and gift it with a lyric writing style that is filled with an honesty so vulnerable that it catches the most hardened heart off guard, knocking that back with a shot of whiskey-drenched vocals and a sweat-dripping, take no prisoners performance, and you have one hell of a Blues Woman. Dubbed the “Vocal Volcano” by Robert Horn from the Washington Blues Society, Cee Cee has been singing and writing songs for 20 years gathering up stellar reviews and awards from all three CD’s she has released.

May 2-3, 2014: Mr. Sipp

Castro Coleman, aka Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child,” began playing the guitar at the young age of 6 and has since become a vocalist, performer, songwriter, musician, composer and producer. He has over 125 credits to his name and has played on over 50 national recordings including several Grammy-nominated projects. 

May 10, 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. They won the 2012 Battle of the Bands for the Golden Gate Blues Society and the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2012 Monterey Blues Festival’s Battle of the Bands, and finished in the top three worldwide in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge ( after receiving standing ovations at all stages of the competition).

May 14, 2014: Tommy Odetto

Odetto was a semi-finalist in the King of the Blues contest, making it to the top 25 out of 4,000 competitors in the country. Although very busy with his band Soul Pie, Odetto is often known to sit in with other musicians and is welcomed onstage. Soul Pie is gaining a wide following in the Bay Area and beyond with its distinct funk/rock/blues sound, and has recently released their first album. 

May 15-16, 2014: SRV Tribute w/Alan Iglesias & Crossfire  

Alan Iglesias has been playing guitar professionally since 1969 when he first started playing dances at his local VFW. After high school, Iglesias toured the New England area extensively with local blues-based rock bands, garnering a loyal regional following. Feeling a strong affinity for Stevie’s music and stage show, he felt that endeavoring to reproduce a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert as close as he possibly could just seemed to be the right thing to do. He considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to play such soulful music in the style of someone who played so much from his heart, and would love to think that in some small way, he and the band are helping to keep the legacy of Stevie and his music alive.

May 23-24, 2014: The Jarkeus Singleton Band 

Jackson, Mississippi’s award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, 29-year-old Jarekus Singleton, is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today. His cutting-edge, streetwise music turns audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his blazing guitar licks and strong, soulful voice, Singleton brings his up-to-the-minute take on the blues to every song he writes and performs. From ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a young blues master carrying the blues into the future. The Jarekus Singleton Band has become one of the most popular blues bands in Mississippi, and they are positioned to conquer the national and international scene.

*June 1, 2014: Hunter & the Dirty Jacks 

*Hunter & the Dirty Jacks comprise a virtual all-star cast of Los Angeles and Orange County-area musicians that have been playing locally and regionally for over ten years. Fronted by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Ackerman, and anchored by Jon Siembieda and Carmelo Bonaventura on guitar, Aaron Barnes on bass, and Brian Lara on drums, the Dirty Jacks put forth an extremely high-energy, emotionally compelling performance coupled with a rare combination of soulful originals and tasty covers. The sound is rock and roll with a bluesy core, ala the Black Keys, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes and Jet. The Dirty Jacks debuted at House of Blues Sunset Strip in September 2012 to a resounding success and haven’t looked back since. 

June 5, 2014: Nick Moss Band CD Release Show

Nick  Moss and his Band have been featured performers at blues festivals across the globe, but it’s at home in Chicago where he and his band get the ultimate stamp of approval from blues icon Buddy Guy. Music fans the world over come to Guy’s famous club where they’ll often find Moss playing that prestigious stage, booked by the icon himself because “Nick is a favorite at my club, Legends. He always works hard to please the audience.” Other luminaries are equally effusive in their praise, rare in the competitive world of guitar gods, as none other than former Roomful of Blues bandleader and distinguished solo artist Ronnie Earl declares “Nick Moss is my favorite guitarist,” high praise from one of the greatest practitioners of the instrument. 

June 6-7, 2014: Sugaray Rayford

In addition to his work with the Mannish Boys, powerful blues vocalist Sugaray Rayford has fronted his own band since 2010. His 2013 album Dangerous hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts.

June 8, 2014: Mick Kolassa

“Michissippi Mick” is Mick Kolassa, a lifelong musician and hardcore blues fan who also happens to be on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation and an active participant in the Memphis Blues scene. Born in Michigan, Mick has lived in Mississippi for over 20 years.

June 12, 2014: Johnny Vernazza

Starting out playing guitar in 1963, Johnny Vernazza also played bass for a time with a rock band that worked the Fillmore and toured as the opening act for Quicksilver Messenger Service, War, and Big Brother and the Holding Company. About 1970, he joined the gospel band Gideon and Power, and as the blues scene gathered national and international momentum, “Johnny V” was playing with blues greats such as Luther Tucker and Sunnyland Slim. It wasn’t long after that Elvin Bishop asked Johnny to join the new band he was putting together, and the rest is history. 

June 14, 2014: Greg Nagy Band

Greg Nagy took his rightful place among today’s leading American roots musicians with the 2009 release of his first feature album, Walk That Fine Thin Line. o unique and impressive was Greg’s debut release that it earned him a prestigious Best New Artist debut nomination from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, as well as favorable reviews from hard-to-please critics at top media outlets like Down Beat, All About jazz, Blues Revue, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Living Blues, Hitting The Note, Elmore and more. 

June 17, 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!

June 20, 2014: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith & her all-star 7-piece little big band pay tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner. Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940s and 1950s.

June 21, 2014: Cafe R&B

Hailing from Los Angeles, Cafe R&B features the raging female vocalist Roach and the blazing lead guitar of Byl Carruthers. They have a large cult following in the US and Europe.

June 25, 2014: Phil Gates
Phil Gates was born in Chicago into a family of musicians that helped form his musical style and ability. Phil has played venues from small clubs, to the U.S. Air Force’s “Tops in Blue” World Tour, which performed in sixteen countries as well as the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl. His band won the Beale Street Blues Kings Competition in Memphis, and competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge.

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.