March 13, 2018 > Kumar and Harris headline smokin? sounds
Kumar and Harris headline smokin? sounds
Submitted By Kassie Shreve
Dynamic frontman & harp player Aki Kumar is a rising star among the next generation of SF Bay Area blues artists. A master of the amplified Chicago blues sound, Kumar inherits his style from the harp legends of the 1950s and 60s. Aki has a unique voice in the blues, blending elements of blues harmonica pioneers of yesteryear with a signature sound of his own. Born and raised in Bombay - India, Kumar established his mark on the West Coast blues scene starting in 2009 as frontman of the SF Bay Area's highly acclaimed blues outfit Tip of the Top. His latest venture, The Aki Kumar Blues Band, involves several Bay Area blues luminaries and has been the culmination of his journey through American roots music. The band performs vintage blues with tremendous skill and energy and is guaranteed to entertain audiences across all venues, from intimate listening rooms to large festivals. When not performing under his own name, Aki Kumar can also be found working with the heavy-hittin' blues band, Little Jonny and The Giants.
Paula Harris stands out among the Bay Area's best as one of the most unique and funky blues bands to ever arise from Northern California. After bursting onto the scene in 2012 with recognition at the International Blues Challenge as one of the top three bands in the world, her debut album's horn sound was born from members of ?Tower of Power? and heavily influenced by her love of Funk, Jazz, and Soul Blues. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex arrangements with catchy hooks that are simple enough to allow anyone to enjoy. The rhythm section and horns dig deep into the sound of ?East Bay Grease? mixed with a heaping dose of New Orleans ?Swampyness? to create a modern and outside the box approach to Blues.
Friday, Mar 16
Music Starts at 9pm
Smoking Pig BBQ
3340 Mowry Ave., Fremont
Admission is FREE! Come for dinner and stay for the show