Ray Charles Project
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

swinging tribute to the genius of Ray Charles

$22 adv / $24 door

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August 20 8:00 pm

In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging septet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook.


Tony Lindsay has 11 Grammy awards on his mantel after spending two decades as lead singer of Santana, and has recorded with Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and Steve Winwood.



Glenn Walters sang lead for two sensational Bay Area bands, the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils and the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. The San Francisco Examiner called his voice “as warm, furry, and comforting as a mink coat. You just wanna wrap it around you.”


Blues guitarist extraordinaire Chris Cain has played with Albert King and Albert Collins, Johnny Otis and Junior Wells, Boz Scaggs and Willie Nelson, and recorded ten solo albums, including his latest, So Many Miles, which the Chicago Blues Guide calls “a delicious blend of blues laced with jazz and rock.”


David K. Mathews has been playing keyboards professionally since 1975. After playing with Tower of Power for two years, he toured for a decade with Etta James, and is currently the keyboard player for Santana. He’s worked with Toots Thielman, Bonnie Raitt, Vassar Clements, the Gypsy Kings, and John McLaughlin.


Bassist Dewayne Pate has worked with an array of top Bay Area talents including Huey Lewis and the News, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, and Robben Ford. He’s also a columnist for Bassics Magazine, and his instructional video, The Art of Tapping, has been widely popular. Reviewer Andrew Gilbert called his album Melting Pot “an impressive array of grooves.”


Deszon Claiborne is the drummer for Clockwork, the Tammy Hall Trio and has worked with Taj Mahal, Peter Apfelbaum, Gregory James, Jai Uttal, and Bill Ortiz.


Join these musical dynamos in a tribute to the genius of soul and blues, Ray Charles!


visit the Tony Lindsay website

visit the Glenn Walters website

visit the Chris Cain website

visit the David K Matthews website

visit the Dewayne Pate website

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