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11 Star Starred
Biscuits & Blues
At Geary Street 401 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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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 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 there are nice booths on the perimeter. Will remember that for next time. Our...continued

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July 20 and August 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.

July 23, 2014: Howell Devine
Howell Devine is the kind of blues you don’t hear anymore. The raw slide guitar played by Joshua Howell evokes the Mississippi Hill Country greats such as Fred McDowell and RL Burnside. The rhythm section of drummer and percussionist Pete Devine, along with the bass of either Safa Shokrai or Joe Kyle Jr., breaks from the norm in blues, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than a simple backing section for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago. Howell Devine brings life back to that sound, infusing the gritty, rural blues with their own unique style.

July 24-25, 2014: Homemade Jamz Blues Band
How does a seven-year-old kid get the blues? Ryan Perry, now 16, laughs heartily at the notion — like he’s a father himself, maybe even a grandfather, as if fondly recalling his precocious past self. “We haven’t had any bad experiences as a family,” says Perry, who sings and plays guitar in the Homemade Jamz Blues Band (HJBB) with his brother Kyle (14, bass) and sister Taya (10, drums). He understands the irony of a world-weary ankle-biter but more importantly the simple, youthful concept of doing what comes naturally.

July 29, 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.

August 1, 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.

August 2, 2014: Frank Bey
Known for his warm, deeply soulful voice, Bey is one of the most acclaimed performers of modern soul-blues singing.

August 3, 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.

August 5, 2014: Scott Holt
In addition to his tenure with Buddy Guy and playing on the Grammy-winning record Slippin’ In, Holt’s 7 solo records have established him not only as a six-string powerhouse but also as a penetrating and soulful storyteller. Holt calls it “tapping a frequency-getting to a place where the sounds that my band and I make are warm, human and undisguised by technology.” Through the countless hours and miles on the road, criss-crossing the country, Scott has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the world.

August 6, 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. Combine those talents with original blues-based material and you begin understand Daniel’s strengths as an artist. 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.

August 7, 2014: Alex Hahn and the Blue Riders
Alex Hahn is an emerging soul star of Sydney, Australia’s thriving music scene. In 2013, Alex produced her debut album The Wallflower with her 7-piece soul band The Blue Riders. The album made it onto the 2014 Coopers AMP “Highly Regarded” list for the coveted Australian Music Prize. It is performed with the brutal emotional honesty that has come to define Alex’s powerful voice and has received glowing reviews from audiences and critics alike.

August 13, 2013: The Brat Pack
It is the uncommon blend of old and new that ultimately sets The Brat Pack apart from their contemporaries. Armed with their own unique style, a fusion of blues and jazz, they can effortlessly put their own unique spin on modern tunes, and slip comfortably into the tried-and-true standards of yesterday with ease.

August 14-15, 2014: Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute 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, Alan 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.

August 16, 2014: Wayne Baker Brooks
Wayne Baker Brooks serves notice of a new powerful force at play in the music world. Combining outstanding song craft, passionate vocals, and a liquid fire guitar style, this talented artist manages to honor his rich blues heritage while effortlessly expanding the boundaries of the genre.

August 17, 2014: Mitch Woods & the Rocket 88’s
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for three years but three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”

August 21, 2014: Ori Naftaly Band
The Ori Naftaly Band is the first Israeli band to have been voted into the International Blues Competition semi-finals, and was the band which sold the largest number of CDs at the Memphis competition. Founded in November 2011, the group has already completed tours of the U.S. and the Netherlands.

August 22, 2014: Bill Magee
Since his first CD Steppin’ Out, Mississippi native Bill Magee has just been tearing up the San Diego blues scene. His albums Low Down Dirty Blues and Good Morning Mississippi (Thank You For Being My Home) are critically acclaimed.

August 24, 2014: Robert Stewart Experience
It was Stewart’s vast knowledge and performance of early American music styles that compelled the trumpet colossus and living legend Wynton Marsalis (whom Stewart first met and played with in a Jam Session in Oakland over a decade ago) to hire him for his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (in which Stewart served a 4 year stint), and even buy him a new horn. Stewart (whom Wynton has tellingly dubbed: “The Reverend”) performs with Wynton and orchestra on the Columbia/Sony recordings: They Came To Swing, and the Pulitzer prize winning Blood On The Fields.

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 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.

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats— jaw-dropping guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, singing drummer (who plays standing up) J. Hansen and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell (electric and acoustic bass, organ and Moog synthesizer)—serve up fresh and modern original blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll and Estrin’s trademark philosophical wiseguy humor. Since the 2009 release of their celebrated Alligator Records debut Twisted and the 2012 follow up One Wrong Turn, the band has toured non-stop, sharpening their musical telepathy to a razor’s edge.

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 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: Shane Dwight
Critical accolades have followed Shane Dwight wherever he has gone. Blues Revuemagazine stated: “Shane Dwight is a talented musician and an impressive songwriter… Dwight’s guitar playing is as substantial as his songwriting.” 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 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.

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.