SBL Entertainment Presents – Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

September 14, 2019 September 14, 2019

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FREE RICK-SIGNED POSTER
Every ticket buyer will receive a free, suitable-for-framing, Rick-signed poster, just for showing Rick and the Cats some love September 14.
We will also be giving away five copies of “Contemporary”—signed by Blues Master Rick—at the show. All you gotta’ do is buy a ticket and you’re eligible.
WHAT? A FREE POSTER? AND MAYBE GET LUCKY IN MUSIC AND IN LOVE? ALL IN THE SAME NIGHT?
GET IN ON THIS, NOW!!!

"Hugely entertaining, intelligently conceived and executed roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition. Estrin’s harp work is masterful." –Living Blues
"Rick Estrin sings and writes songs like the brightest wiseguy in all of bluesland and blows harmonica as if he learned at the knee of Little Walter." –DownBeat

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats return with their fourth studio album, Contemporary. With the band kicking everything up a notch, Estrin and the Nightcats explore some different sounds, instrumentation and grooves, while maintaining the trademark Nightcats style. Contemporary delivers twelve surprising, wise-cracking, foot-stomping songs, including nine by Estrin (one co-written with Andersen), one each by guitar virtuoso Kid Andersen and keyboardist Lorenzo Farrell, and one obscure Bobo Jenkins cover. From the noir-ish romp I’m Running to the hilarious title track to the sardonic Resentment File (co-written with Estrin’s friend of over 50 years, Joe Louis Walker), Contemporary packs a modern blues punch. According to Estrin, “Recording at Greaseland, we all had so much fun and were so relaxed, the genius ideas just started pouring in from all sides. I really expect this record to blow some minds.” In addition to Estrin’s celebrated songwriting and spectacular harmonica playing, he and the band are among the most entertaining and colorful showmen around. Estrin’s flashing harmonica solos, quick wit and signature hipster-cool look, Andersen’s off-the-cuff guitar pyrotechnics, Farrell’s mighty organ and piano work and Derrick D’Mar Martin’s dynamic drumming bring instant fun to their live performances. “People don’t go out to see people who look like themselves,” says Estrin. “They want to see something special. I was schooled in this business to be a showman, and that’s what you get when you come to see us perform. We know how to put on a show. I feel sorry for anyone who has to follow us.”