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Saturday, June 13, 2015
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12:00am [12:00am] ALVON JOHNSON (cont.)
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“Blues and Jazz”

2015 Black Music Association & Academy of America Official Music Icon Honoree for Accomplishments in Music

2005 Blues 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,

Alvon’s early influences were guitar players such as Wes Montgomery, Andre Segovia, Charlie Christian, and of course Jimi Hendrix. His vocalist influences were Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.

Throughout his career he has performed with many well known artists, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Bobby Day of Rocking’ Robin fame, Otis Day and the Knights, and Jimmie Rodgers of Country and Western fame. Alvon sought out, and learned, at the feet of many icons of the blues, including: John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton, Little Joe Blue, Harmonica Fats, Sonny Green, Frankie Lee, Guitar Shorty, Lowell Folsom, and Buddy Ace.

$20
Doors open 7:30

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11:00pm [11:00pm] FELSEN
Description:
“Indie-Pop”

Andrew Griffin - vocals/ guitar
Art McConell - drums
Dara Ackerman - vocals/ Glockenspiel
Bryan Dean - bass
Joann Demars - cello

Oakland-based indie rockers, Felsen, fourth album, ‘I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore’, was released by SF’s boutique record label, Sign Shop Records on September 4, 2013. Felsen has toured throughout the West and have just completed their largest national Club tour to date.  Frontman Andrew Griffin started Felsen after his 2006 cancer diagnosis, which led to the release of Felsen's first album, Accidental Drowning, in 2009. Felsen Loves You—an EP on the Ninth Street Opus label—followed in 2010, and in 2011 another full-length album—Breaking up with Loneliness—was self-released.  Felsen has been featured on Bay Area radio stations KPFA, KALX, KZSU and have been selected to be on KFOG (One of the nation’s top AAA radio stations) Local Scene Volume 11.  Additionally  ‘I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore’ was named 2013’s album of the year by Sacramento’s Twirl Radio.

$10
Doors open 7:30