Every night that award-winning harmonica player, singer and songwriter Rick Estrin and his cohorts The Nightcats perform live a crowd of dancing, shouting, laughing and cheering people will be enjoying some of the best live music they’ve ever heard.

Rick Estrin, who holds the 2013 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist–Harmonica, is, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, “an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant songwriter.” He ranks among the very best harp players, singers and songwriters in the blues world. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while at the same time pushing that tradition forward with his unforgettable original songs.  Blues Revue says, “Estrin has created some of the finest blues songs of any artist on the planet. His carefully wrought lyrics penetrate human weakness with the precision of a boxer, though more often than not, he chooses to leave you laughing after the blow’s been struck.”

 

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats— jaw-dropping guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen,  singing drummer (who plays standing up) J. Hansen and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell (electric and acoustic bass, organ and Moog synthesizer)—serve up fresh and modern original blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse rock n’ roll and Estrin’s trademark philosophical wiseguy humor.

Rick Estrin & the Nightcats