Blues & Bourbon Wednesday
at the Momo
5:30pm doors | 6:30-9pm music!
ONLY $8 admission most nights!
Dance Floor + Food + Bourbon Flights
Momo Sacramento(Above Harlow's)
2708 J St., Sacramento CA 95616
We've lined up a superb Wednesday series of blues artists
from SoCal, NorCal and Delta to Delta!
Come on up and get on down!
Check out this write up about the series in Submerge Magazine:
& The Deep Basement Shakers
Gary Mendoza Band
Two Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs
Closed for Halloween on 10/31
A new collaboration is taking place between Mark Hummel & Deep Basement Shakers, rockin away the pre-war blues & boogie woogie styles in this piano, acoustic harmonica/vocal & washboard trio. Grammy-nominated, two time Blues Music Award winner, harmonica master, blues singer, bandleader, author, entrepreneur Mark Hummel fronts the Deep Basement Shakers, an East Bay duo with a stripped down, powerful sound, featuring Aaron Hammerman on piano and guitar, and local percussion legend Dave Eagle on washboard/spoons/suitcase/train whistles/animal calls/etc. Known for their floor-stomping appearances around the Bay and beyond, the Shakers bring to life good-time, steady-rollin' grooves from the deep musical traditions of days of old-- specializing in primal, joint-rockin' barrelhouse blues n' boogie.
Sept.26: Selwyn Birchwood (Tampa) - $15/$12 SBS Members
"A powerhouse player and emotive performer…his band, his material and both his skilled guitaring and soulful vocals are the essence of fully-formed. Birchwood is a major player. Highly recommended." --Rolling Stone
"Selwyn Birchwood is an indelibly modern and original next-generation bluesman; his tough vocals, guitar and lap steel touch on classic Chicago blues, Southern soul and boogie." --Washington Post
| October 3: Peter Petty - $8
Peter Petty w/ His 4 Piece Mercen-Aires!: A very special night with Peter singing his favorite saloon songs. "One for My Baby," "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart," I Can't Wait to Get Off Work and See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue, "Guess Who I Saw Today," "You Can Have Him (I Don't Want Him)," and "I, Who Have Nothing" are just a few of the late night gems that will go so well with those bourbon flights.
"Well I got a bad liver and broken heart, yeah,
I drunk me a river since you tore me apart
And I don't have a drinking problem, 'cept when I can't get a drink
And I wish you'd a-known her, we were quite a pair,
She was sharp as a razor and soft as a prayer...." -Tom Waits
The 2018 recipient of the Sacramento Area Music Award in the category of "Best Live Performer," Peter Petty is a band leader who tests (and coins) the adage “There are no small rooms.” Known as Da Man wit' da Flop and charged with the singular mission of reinterpreting music that scintillates, syncopates, (and sometimes even educates), Mr. Petty swings out with the frenetic elegance of a Tasmanian devil in a tuxedo, leading some of the finest stewards of traditional jazz in the Sacramento area in the jumpin'est, jivin'ist, great-gosh-alive-inist Swing experience available today!
He piggybacks on the colossal, still-reverberating shoulders of such giants of the genre as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Cab Calloway and Joe Williams. Then he leaps over to stomp on, and ride the coat-tails of indisputable legends like Ray Charles, Louis Prima, Roy Orbison, Shirley Bassey, Tom Waits, and David Bowie, singing every note of his 3 2/3 octave range with inexhaustible power and captivating control. Throwing out novelized lyrics, and a steadily growing repertoire of original tunes, it’s an infectious, eclectic, electric, acoustic mash-up that not only connects the dots between seemingly disparate musical genres, and artists, but does it with an originally adventurous and unpredictably hilarious theatricality that entertains the “swell” out of audiences of all ages.
Photo credit:Jason Sinn.
| October 10: Terry Hanck - $15/$12 w/current SBS card
3x Blues Music Award Winner- Best Horn (2017, 2016, 2014)
“An unreconstructed bad ass to the bone, Hanck is still piling on the awards ... I hope his mantle is strong enough to hold all the awards coming his way for a long time to come. Killer stuff that knows no end of good times." - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
"Terry's one of the few songwriters around today who can make me think, "Damn, why didn't I think of that?!?"
-Rick Estrin (Rick Estrin & The Nightcats)
" ...a great singer and front man...a triple threat ( he is also a fine songwriter)...he has a big tenor tone like greats, ranging from Joe Houston to Jr. Walker. Guitarist Johnny Soubrand's vibrato on "Peace of Mind" recalls Magic Sam. Hanck specializes in old school R&B, soul ballads, jumpin' blues, and to quote one of his originals "good, good rockin'."
-Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine
Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still all the rage.
Joined by his solid sender bandmates--Johnny Soubrand (the sizzling master guitarist celebrating his 12-
year anniversary with Terry), and the tight all-star rhythm section of long-time drummer Butch Cousins and bassist
Tim Wagar-Terry has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth---in his playing, singing,
songwriting or his warm personality.
He has travelled from his hometown of Chicago to Southern California to the Bay Area and finally to
the southeast coast of Florida; from the 1960s Berkeley-based Grayson Street
Houserockers to ten years with the great Elvin Bishop. He has led his own band
for over 28 years, creating classic songs that ache with yearning, explode with joy and keep the young
and the young at heart on dance floors across America and around the world.
"Slip Away" :
|October 17: The Gary Mendoza Band - $8
Gary Mendoza formed his first blues band in San Luis Obispo, CA in 1995. He has been singing and blowin’ harp in local and outside-area clubs, festivals, and private parties and continues to perform to this day.
With years of rough living and blues experience under his belt, Mendoza has paid some dues and has garnered a reputation as a true bluesman. Gary’s motto is “blues is like a snake-bite remedy, when you get bit by a snake, they cure you with a little bit of the venom.”
It’s the same with this music, “it takes the blues to cure the blues.”
Band members are:
2013: Artist of the Year…. The Elk Grove Citizen
“You can’t help but be inspired”…..Raina La Garreta, Lifestyle and Arts Editor, Elk Grove Citizen.
| October 24: Two-Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs - $8
Two-Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs is a high energy West Coast blues band. It is a special event every time this highly polished group hits the stage, bringing their own brand of jumping, swinging dance music! This award-winning bandhas carved a name for themselves by recording and performing their own original music, while staying true to the blues roots that shaped their unique individual style.
-WINNER: 2010 SACRAMENTO BLUES SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION
-WINNER: SACRAMENTO BLUES SOCIETY BEST SELF-PRODUCED BLUES CD 2010 & 2015
-NOMINATED FOR SAMMIE AWARD 2012-2013-2014-2015-2016
-RELEASED THREE CDS OF ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL
|October 31 - closed for Halloween!|