Venue Details

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Montalvo Arts Center - Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre
Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Rd. Saratoga, CA 95071
408-961-5800
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Pegi Chesney
Make sure you check the parking situation at Villa Montalvo and leave extra early if you want to make the show.
Comedian Wanda Sykes info Sep 15 2014 star this tip starred
Angie
Park at West Valley College Lot 5 and take the free shuttle. Nice ride up to Motalvo. Lila was fantastico.
Lila Downs travel Aug 17 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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14 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

Robert Cray and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy were awesome! My entire experience was tainted, however by the parking situation. It was our first trip to Montalvo and it was dark when we arrived. Despite the promise of "big white signs" to guide us to...continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

Love Montalvo for shows. Not a bad seat in the house.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was impressive - great horn section and very personable on stage. A solid set and I even bought a cool tee shirt.
Robert Cray and his band was VERY VERY SOLID. They had a...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

Loved the venue. it would be impossible to get a bad seat. Big Bad Vodoo daddy was toe tapping fun. Robert Cray was on spot as usual.

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Website

http://www.montalvoarts.org/events/summer2010_cray_bbvd/

Quotes & Highlights

Check out the websites of Robert Cray and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for song and video clips and more.

Description

Robert Cray:

Robert Cray’s This Time – the first studio album on singer-songwriter-guitarist Cray’s own imprint Nozzle Records, distributed by Vanguard Records – arrives at a vital juncture in the musician’s career, marked by creative renewal….

“Blues is one of the foundations of our music, but it’s not all that we play,” Cray says. “When I first started playing guitar, I wanted to be George Harrison – that is, until I heard Jimi Hendrix. After that, I wanted to be Albert Collins and Buddy Guy and B.B. King. And then there are singers like O.V. Wright and Bobby Blue Bland. It’s all mixed up in there.”

He continues, “Every time somebody asks me about where my music comes from, I give them five or six different directions – a little rock, soul, jazz, blues, a little gospel feel. Then there are some other things that maybe fall in there every once in a while, like a little Caribbean flavor or something. You just never know. I always attribute it to the music we grew up listening to, and the radio back in the ‘60s. It’s pretty wide open. It’s hard to put a tag on it.”

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy:

Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. The seven-man group forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes, and, sixteen years later, BBVD is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play.

BBVD’s originals rocketed the group into its first phase of stardom, when “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the 1996 indie film landmark Swingers. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, sold more than two million copies of the albums Americana Deluxe and This Beautiful__ _Life___, and received national critical acclaim while the band’s music has appeared in over sixty movies and television shows.