Johnny "V" and his band, July 21st 7:00 pm
Shawn Jones Trio August 31st 7:00 pm
Bayou Brothers, September 29th 7:00 pm
Johnny "V" Vernazza July 21st 7:00 pm
Johnny "V" Vernazza was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City. As we all know, the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960's was a hotbed of music. Clubs were everywhere and to go out and jam at four or five clubs a night was the norm, not to mention the Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom and concerts in Golden Gate Park.
Starting out playing guitar in 1963, Johnny Vernazza also played bass for a time with a rock band that worked the Fillmore and toured as the opening act for Quicksilver Messenger Service, War, and Big Brother and the Holding Company. About 1970, he joined the gospel band" Gideon and Power", which toured the United States, and appeared on the Sonny & Cher Summer Show on NBC TV.
As the blues scene gathered national and international momentum, Johnny "V" was playing with blues greats such as Luther Tucker and Sunnyland Slim . Around that same time he was holding court with a blues band in San Francisco's North Beach with former Elvin Bishop member Perry Welsh. Elvin would come in and jam towing along the likes of Paul Butterfield and other blues monsters . It wasn't long after that Elvin asked Johnny to join the new band he was putting together , the rest is history . This association led to six albums, endless touring and the #3 song in the nation by 1974 "Fooled Around and Fell in Love". That record turned Gold as well as a LP with "The Marshall Tucker Band" that featured Johnny and Elvin on slide guitar .
Elvin and Johnny's dual lead and slide parts set a style that was part of the Southern Rock Sound and continues to live on today.
The Bayou Brothers Sept 29th @ 7:00 pm
The Bayou Brothers started in 1995 with a shared love of Cajun and Zydeco music by founder John Chambers, on accordion and keyboards, and Ric Lee, laying down Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves on the drums.
Throughout the last 15 years, they have been playing their music at festivals and concerts venues all over the southwest and are well known for their rowdy shows, bluesy Zydeco that drives the band and fans Zydeco dance crazy! Adding to the Bayou Brothers sound is sax and percussionist Thom Pod.
John Chambers ~ Accordion, keyboards and vocals
John "Squeezebox" Chambers, John heard of a cool music called Zydeco, from Louisiana, and he never looked back! Searching for that "special accordion" he found one perfect for that kick`n zydeco sound. On a road trip through Louisiana and the Creole states, "Squeezebox" was converted and "THE BAYOU BROTHERS" was born.
Ric Lee ~ Drums and percussion,
Ric Lee is a direct descendant of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and is from a very southern musical family steeped in the tradition of Americana and Cajun music.
Charles Burton ~ Guitar and vocals
Born in Los Angeles in 1958, "Lake Charles" Burton plays with fire, and when he does, his articulation and phrasing are instantly recognizable. This tall drink of water has been playing Blues, Country, and Americana Roots music for over forty years.
Roger Daschl ~ Bass and vocals
A multitalented instrumentalist, our bassist, Roger, started out playing drums in high school, then moved on to a guitar position in a band called The Romans. He has been a professional musician ever since, playing all styles of music.