Parris Bertolucci on keys and Randy Lee Odell on drums join phenomenal guitarist, singer and blues composer, GG Amos for two sets of blues solidly in the West Coast tradition. West Coast blues was spawned in the 1940s by an African American population influx to the West Coast, drawn by employment in the shipyards and plants that sprang up with the U.S.’s entry into World War II.
GG was raised in Sacramento, and was drawn at an early age to the blues of Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, T-Bone Walker and others. Later, she came under the tutelage and influence of the great Johnny Heartsman. It’s a wonderful and unique tradition, and GG is a fabulous proponent of it.
Canyon moonlight series: Americana music — soul, country, blues and more — every Thursday night at Bird & Beckett.