Doors open at 7:00 pm Shows start at 8:00pm – end at 10:30pm All Ages
Hong Kong Inn, 435 E. Thompson Ave, Ventura, CA
“What makes the MIKE ELDRED TRIO such a delight is the masterful way the band paces through a rainbow’s worth of electric and acoustic blues workouts. It’s the sign of untold hours playing clubs and learning the old-fashioned way that blues music was made.” – Los Angeles Times
Voted one of the best guitarists in Americana / Roots / Blues music, The Mike Eldred Trio is a roots “Super-Band” with Eldred (formerly with Stray Cat Lee Rocker) and John Bazz and Jerry Angel both from The Blasters! Their first CD (The Mike Eldred Trio) sent shock waves throughout the Americana/roots/blues community with rave reviews from Brian Setzer among others, and gave Eldred the title “best unknown guitarist”. The band’s second CD (61 and 49) was voted of the Top Ten CD releases of 2011 by the Los Angeles Times.
The band’s 4th album is a multi-layered blues journey through Mississippi juke joints, prisons, churches, and the small neighborhood called Baptist Town in Greenwood where the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson was murdered in 1938. The trio invited several guests into the famed Sun Studio to lend a hand, and David Hidalgo, Robert Cray, and John Mayer help to tell a story of the dichotomy of the ongoing struggle between poverty and affluence, love and hate, and sin and salvation. “Baptist Town” is a monumental achievement in roots and blues storytelling, authentic and real.
“Mike Eldred is among the rare breed of guitarists who is not afraid of blurring lines in American Music. By bending all of his favorite musical styles, Mike has created his own original voice in modern electric guitar playing. HE’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT, BABY!”- Brian Setzer
“The deeper “The Mike Eldred Trio” digs into American roots music, the stronger they sound” – Goldmine Magazine
“It’s like listening to what the Clash might have done if they had been born 20 years earlier…”
– Blues Blast Magazine
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th $12
Supporting a BRAND NEW CD
LIVE from the 805
Friday, August 31st $12
BLUES, R&B, ROCK N’ROLL
Friday. September 7th $12
STAY TUNED FOR A LINE UP AND YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE FESTIVAL!
Friday, October 12 $15
Friday, October 19th $20
The fun is at the
Hong Kong Inn,
435 E. Thompson, Ventura, CA