Alabama Mike at Redwood Cafe

Bandsintown uploaded this event on August 18, 2019


Redwood Cafe
8240 Old Redwood Hwy
Cotati, CA
(707) 795-7868


Mon, August 19, 2019
8:00 pm


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Alabama Mike was nominated four years back by The Blues Foundation in Memphis as “Traditional Blues Male Artist.” Although Charlie Musselwhite ended up taking home the trophy, the honor served to put Mike on the national blues map, as have two terrific CDs on his own Jukehouse label.With Upset the Status Quo, his third solo disc, the Northern California blues wailer and his backing musicians -- made up of the cream of the area’s blues session players, plus two visitors from Southern California: onetime Robert Cray keyboardist Jim Pugh and legendary bassist Jerry Jemmott, who was between gigs with Aretha Franklin -- take the blues in bold new directions while remaining steeped in tradition. The tunes – eight of the 11 from Mike’s own pen – range from blues shuffles and ballads to funky soul grooves and a two-beat shout tempo straight out of church. Many of his lyrics cleverly address such contemporary concerns as social media, identity theft, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and restraining orders. Visit his website at:

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