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Red's Blues


Red's Blues is a blues revue founded in July 2012, that keeps the blues alive with traditional blues, Chicago shuffles, New Orleans-delta, and West Coast blues, both acoustic and electric.

They perform as a three, four and five-piece band, and include a lot of original Americana/roots music in their repertoire. The band has released two critically-acclaimed CDs: Red's Blues (2014), and You Knock Me Out (2017).

"Beth Reid-Grigsby's confident alto vocals are breezy and unaffected by histrionics. In addition to blues, the influence of country and jazz is clearly discernible in her laid-back style." - Blues Music Magazine

"Red's Blues has a finger-poppin' attitude - straight outta the golden years when blues, R&B and swing all meshed together and dance floors every night were filled with snake hips and slow drags. Beth, with her sensual, southern voice and classy behind-the-beat phrasing, finds perfect rhythmic support in bass player and husband, RW." - M. Giles, Swell Productions

RW and Beth’s guitar player is Doug Crumpacker, and Tim Wilbur is on drums. The four make up the core of Red’s Blues Band. Doug, Tim and RW are all members of the Sacramento Blues Hall of Fame. RW is also a BMA winner. Red’s Blues was established in 2012, but all are veteran musicians. This year, Red’s Blues was nominated for a SAMMIE award for best blues band in the Sacramento region, as well as nominated by the Northern California Entertainers Music Awards for best blues band in Northern California. Currently, Red’s Blues is writing material for a third CD, and hopes to release it in 2020. Members of the Blues Foundation and the Sacramento Blues Society.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with ID and low-income individuals. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby). 

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Earlier Event: August 10
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Later Event: August 15
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