St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Ponte Vedra Music Hall

st augustine accommodations in the historic districtIf you’re looking for live entertainment on your Vacation in St Augustine FL, the St Augustine Amphitheatre is the most prominent venue and performing arts center in the Old City. The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre was originally constructed in 1965, to mark St. Augustine’s monumental 450th anniversary. Located in a gorgeous area of Anastasia State Park, the St Augustine Amphitheatre was built at the site of the old St. Augustine FL quarry where coquina rock was harvested and used to construct the Fort Castillo de San Marcos. Our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast is located just 3 miles away from the St Augustine Amphitheatre. For more than 32 years, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre performed the “Official State Play of Florida,” the Cross & Sword production, which told the story of the European settlement and founding of St. Augustine by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. The show ended in 1996 and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre underwent extensive restoration in 2002. Since 2002, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre has welcomed numerous artists to its stage including Art Garfunkle and Boston Concert.

p_ampThe primary objective of the St. Augustine makeover was to increase its seating capacity. In addition to holding up to 4,500 concert goers, the renovations included four concession stands, merchandising area, grand plaza, arboretum, walking trails and conference room. Spend the day on Anastasia State Park! The island features beautiful beaches, walking trails, and rich historical exhibits. Our Bed and Breakfast in St Augustine is convenient to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Anastasia State Park and other popular St Augustine Attractions. Browse and tour the rooms in our historic St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast. Situated in the heart of Historic St. Augustine, our guests are within walking distance of the best St. Augustine Shopping, St. Augustine Restaurants and historic St Augustine Attractions. Come enjoy our gourmet breakfast served each and then enjoy the very best the Old City has to offer. Contact us today and begin looking forward to a vacation of a lifetime!

Upcoming Shows…

St. Augustine Ampitheater:

 Jason Isbell with special guests Shovels & Rope – Saturday, March 5th

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Gates 6:00PM | Starts 7:00PM
$49.50 – General Admission Standing Pit
$39.50 – Level 100
$29.50 – Level 200 and Level 300

“The King of Americana.” – The Nashville Scene

“…one of America’s thoroughbred songwriters, with a knack for rueful melodies and the kind of grainy blue-collar detail that pins a song in your mind.” – New York Times Magazine

Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell has announced tour dates in early 2016 with special guests Shovels & Rope. Their March 5 performance at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be their only Florida date. The shows are in support of Isbell’s recent release of Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album (Southeastern Records) and Isbell will be touring with his band The 400 Unit featuring Derry Deborja (keys), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hard (bass) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). Something More Than Free is Isbell’s most sonically diverse album to date. It features Isbell’s Southern inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions that permeate 11 new songs of pure honesty and authenticity.

Every once in a while, and not that often, a popular musician comes along whose work is both profoundly personal and evocative of the larger moment, merging the specifics of lived experience in a particular time and place to the realities of our shared journey as a community, a people. The work of such artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, andKurt Cobain – and now Jason Isbell with his new albumSomething More Than Free – spreads irresistibly outward from the soul, that private well of vision and emotion, into the broader realm of cultural history, sharpening our ability to see, expanding our ability to feel, and restoring our sense that we belong not only to ourselves but to an extended spiritual family. The songs create a space to be together, and closer together than we were before.


Ponte Vedre Music Hall, Ponte Vedra FL

Sailor Jerry presents An Evening with Lucero – Thursday, December 3rd

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$28.00 – Advance General Admission Standing Room Only
$32.00 – Day of Show General Admission Standing Room Only
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The story of Lucero is best told by guitarist Brian Venable – “You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of ’98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation. The trick there was that we couldn’t really play our instruments! I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drums) and John C. Stubblefield (bassist) solidified the lineup and being hidden away in Memphis allowed us to woodshed, experiment with different sounds and create one that was ours alone.

“Eventually we got out of town, and playing 250 shows a year not only made us tight as a band but as a family as well. We are still one of the few bands out there with the original lineup from almost the beginning, and it shows. Picking up Rick Steff on keys allowed us to expand the sound and grow musically. Being able to play whatever we could think up in our heads and having the music we loved and grew up on motivate and inspire us to try new things and take chances. We realized that if you added some horns to Ben’s lyrics that it took it to the next step, from sad country rock to soul and R&B and we realized we were a Memphis band and came by it honest. We have always brought Memphis with us wherever we went and this just proved it.

“We came out screaming on 1372 Overton Park. Big sound, bigger horns – like a kid with a new toy we put them on everything and loved it! This record was a marked departure from the previous sound and announcement of the way things were gonna be now! While 1372 Overton Park was written and the horns added after the fact, Women & Work was written with the horns in mind so it was a little less gung ho and was starting to settle in nicely. Women & Work is one of the best modern Southern rock records in my opinion and the song “On My Way Downtown” has almost surpassed “Tears Don’t Matter Much” as the crowd favorite… almost!

“This brings us to the new record. All A Man Should Docontains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written, lyrics that read like chapters from his life on the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world, and musically we are broadening our sound. Working with producer Ted Hutt for a third time at the famous Ardent Studios, we felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them. It’s also the first time we’ve ever put a cover song on a record, with a full band version of Big Star’s “I Fell in Love with a Girl”, and having Jody from Big Star sing back-up vocals makes it that more special and amazing. This is a Memphis record in the greatest sense and a perfect finish to the three-part love letter to a city that brought us up and made us what we are today.

Christmas Messiah Evening Performance performed by UNF Soloists, Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra – Saturday, December 5th

Presented by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 7:30PM
$20.00 – General Admission Seating

The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall present the Evening Performance of Handel’s Christmas Messiah, performed by the UNF Chamber Singers and Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Cara Tasher.

Join us for a joyous annual Ponte Vedra holiday event – the performance of George Frideric Handel’s famous 1741 composition – The Messiah. There will be two shows. The Matinee Performance, featuring Messiah Favorites, will begin at 3pm and it will be an abbreviated version, lasting about an hour for the benefit of families, seniors,and anyone else who would prefer to attend a shorter mid-afternoon performance instead of the full Messiah performance later that evening. The Evening Performance, featuring the Christmas Messiah, will begin at 7:30pm and will last approximately two hours. Tickets for the Matinee Performance are sold separately. The Christmas Messiah will be performed by the UNF Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra and Student Soloists under the direction of Dr. Cara Tasher.  Be advised that this event usually sells out, so there may not be tickets remaining on the day of the performance.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite only. Evening Performance Ticket Link

Proceeds from this performance will benefit the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and the UNF Music Department.

Loudon Wainwright III with guest Melissa Ferrick – Friday, December 11th

Friday, December 11, 2015
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$40.00 – First 6 Rows
$35.00 – All Remaining Rows
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“(Loudon Wainwright III is)… one of America’s most astute lyrical commentators, lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering.” – Mojo Magazine

Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. Wainwright III had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco, and wrote his first song in 1968 (“Edgar”, about a lobsterman in Rhode Island). He was soon signed to Atlantic Records and was lured by Clive Davis to Columbia Records which released “Dead Skunk”. His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. In 2011, Wainwright III’s songs were commemorated by the comprehensive five-disc retrospective 40 Odd Years. Additionally, Wainwright III has co-written with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, and composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC’s Nightline. An accomplished actor, he has appeared in films and also starred on TV in M.A.S.H. and Undeclared and on Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Most recently, Wainwright III appeared in the film Pleased To Meet You and created a one-man theatrical show, Surviving Twin, which combines his songs and the writings of his late father.

Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra – Saturday, December 12th

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00pm
$36.00 – First 8 Rows
$32.00 – All Remaining Rows

Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as singer and songwriter for New Orleans-based band Better Than Ezra.  Their debut record, Deluxe, went double-platinum fueled in part by the success of the #1 Modern Rock track “Good”.  The band’s follow up record, Friction Baby, went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in 2001 with the single “Extra Ordinary”.  In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with “Juicy” which was not only licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives.  Better Than Ezra’s most recent song, “Breathless”, was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti telethon and during her worldwide tour.

Rising Appalachia – Sunday, December 13th

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$20.00 – Advance Purchase General Admission Standing Room
$22.00 – Day of Show

The soulful sisters of Rising Appalachia and their band have announced their Winter Solstice Tour which includes a stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on December 13. Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can create.  Joined full-time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion and David Brown on standup bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to old mountain traditionals, to activist anthems, as their style redefines folk music as a truly living art.

Rising Appalachia’s prolific self-sculpted career has included six independently released full-length albums, including their brand new album Wider Circles, and has sculpted a path for a new generation of music aficionados. Having been raised in the American South with Appalachian lullabies at night and soul music for breakfast, sisters Leah and Chloe have drawn great inspiration from their global community. Their mother and father claimed art and music as a full part of their lives and the girls have been shaped by the sounds of the South. They have continued to use those powerful roots to find musical connections and community around the world. Having toured over 25,000 miles across the US, and graced many stages around the world, Rising Appalachia’s vision and sound is quickly proving to be contagious to everyone it touches. Their shows have included and array of community-run venues and collective events, as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, NPR’s All Songs Considered, E-town, The School of America Vigil,  Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Emory University Shwartz Center, The Beacon Theater NYC, The Lake Eden Arts Festival, Radio Popular Verona, Italy, Guerilla Radio Amsterdam, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Highlander Center 75th Reunion, Burning Man, Urkult (Sweden), and Festa Del Fuoco (Stromboli Italy) and many more.

Leon Russell – Thursday, December 17th

Tickets on sale Friday, October 16 at 10am
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$49.00 – First 8 Rows
$39.00 – All Remaining Rows

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Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. In his distinguished and unique 50-year career, Leon Russell has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.  Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. A master of a variety of musical genres, Leon’s songs, albums and collaborations have charted on The Billboard Top 200, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock and Country Charts and have earned him two Grammy Awards and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader and touring musician, Leon has collaborated with hundreds of artists including Sir Elton John, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Everly Brothers, The Byrds, The Beach Boys and many, many more.

Born in southwest Oklahoma in 1942, Leon began piano lessons at age 4.  He was playing in Tulsa nightclubs at the age of 14 and after graduating from high school, Leon’s band, The Starlighters, went on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis.  Leon left Tulsa at the age of 17 for Los Angeles where he began playing in the L.A. clubs and eventually became one of the best session musicians in Hollywood.  As a songwriter, Leon’s songs (classics such as “A Song For You”, “Hummingbird”,“Delta Lady”, “Superstar” and “This Masquerade”) have hit the charts across all genres and have been covered by a diverse range of artists including Ray Charles, The Carpenters, George Benson and more.  In 1971, Leon earned his first Gold record with his solo album Leon Russell and The Shelter People and by 1972, Leon was a major concert attraction.   At the height of his popularity as a rock star, Leon released a country music album, Hank Wilson’s Back, under the name Hank Wilson in August 1973. In 1979, Leon collaborated with Willie Nelson for the country album One For The Road which earned a Gold record and a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for the classic song, “Heartbreak Hotel”. Throughout the next three decades, Leon continued collaborating, touring and releasing albums. In October 2010, Leon and Sir Elton John released The Union, a duet album produced by T Bone Burnett. The single “If It Wasn’t For Bad” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. In 2011, Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, given the Award for Recording Excellence and selected for the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Universal Music released Leon’s album, Life Journey, on April 1, 2014. Life Journey is a collection of standards along with two original songs by Leon. Leon continues to write songs, record, and thrill audiences on his non-stop tour across the U.S.

Festival of Light: An Intimate Evening with Matisyahu

Friday and Saturday, December 18th and 19th, 2015
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$49.50 – First 10 Rows
$37.50 – All Remaining Rows

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Reggae and hip hop artist Matisyahu and his “Festival of Light” Tour will perform for two nights, Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for following his muse—from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of Light.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough album, Live at Stubb’s, Matisyahu has taken a new look at the music that first made his reputation in Live at Stubb’s III: A 10-Year Journey. In stripped-back, sit-down shows in March of 2015, Matisyahu performed new arrangements of his early reggae hits from the original album, along with a selection of later favorites up through Akeda. This tour, which includes two nights at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in December, reconnects Matisyahu with long-time musical collaborators and friends from his early touring days, including Live at Stubb’s guitarist Aaron Dugan. Matisyahu and his band will present an evening of stripped-back arrangements highlighting the music that launched his career while taking fans of all ages on a journey through the evolution of Live at Stubb’s to his most recent release Akeda.

Matisyahu’s long and prodigious career has included touring the world, releasing five studio albums and selling 3.5 million tracks to date, and now on the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough album Live at Stubb’s he is releasing a new album that celebrates the fan favorite original. Live at Stubb’s Vol. III (to be released October 2, 2015) takes a new look at Matisyahu’s extensive catalogue with stripped down and reworked versions of favorites such as “King Without a Crown”.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with New Breed Brass Band – Friday, January 15th, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00pm
$42.00 – General Admission Standing Room Only

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New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band.  Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil.  In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the GRAMMY-nominated Backatown, followed by For True in 2011, which topped Billboard Magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks.  His newest album, Say That to This, was released in 2013 and features jazz/funk elements of New Orleans.  Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan.  In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones.  At this year’s GRAMMY Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert.  In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition.

“That’s what we came up under,” says snare-drummer Jenard Andrews of second line bands like the ReBirth, Dirty Dozen and Lil’ Rascals Brass Bands. “Now we’re trying to take that sound and bring in some new stuff and expand it.  We bring outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire and Brass Construction, trying to interpret a different song for every genre, and make it all our own sound.”

With a founding core of five New Orleans natives, New Breed Brass Band made its street debut as a nine-man unit in November 2013 at the Nine Times Second Line.  Since then, they have showcased their originality opening for such diverse bands as The Fray, Red Baraat, Dr. John, The Waterboys, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, as well as competing in the Red Bull Street Kings brass band competition in 2013.

Most of the members have been playing music since they were toddlers and count such New Orleans legends as James “12” Andrews, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Topsy Chapman, Karl Leblanc, and Bruce “Sun-pie” Barnes as family members.  Honing their childhood experiences playing music with their families, and on through high school marching bands and concert ensembles, the nine members of New Breed are united to one cause: rocking each show and entertaining audiences to the maximum degree possible.  The band’s strong desire is to be the next heavyweight contender among internationally-known New Orleans brass bands.

Whether performing in their hometown or on the road, New Breed will forever bring the vibe of the New Orleans second-line with them.   “We can’t wait,” Andrews says of bringing the New Breed sound to stages and festivals around the world.  “It’s a new breed of music that we’ll be bringing to our culture, and we hope to create a new sound for our city in the process.

Ana Popovic – Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$28.00 – Advance Reserved Seating
$32.00 – Day of Show Reserved Seating

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes the return of critically-acclaimed international blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic on January 28, 2016.

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. Add to the mix her incredible stage presence, all of which makes her an irresistible force in the world of contemporary blues music.

Shawn Colvin with guests Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$53.00 – First 6 Rows
$43.00 – All Remaining Rows
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“…extraordinary songs, mesmerising guitar playing, and a voice that goes effortlessly from bruise-tender to scar-hard in a matter of minutes…her lyrics are crafted and clever, full of subtlety and polished phrases…With delicious sarcasm and acerbic stories, she held the audience spellbound…her songs are so personal to her that they speak to everyone who listens.” – The Guardian

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. In the 24 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards, released 10 albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work.

Robert Randolph and The Family Band with special guests Parker Urban Band

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00pm
$35.00 – General Admission Standing Room Only

When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over—”joy,” “freedom,” “energy.” Which is no surprise, really, because those are the same things that immediately spring into a listener’s mind when these 12 tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his longtime accompanists, The Family Band, explode out of the speakers. “My thing is really upbeat, up-tempo, with great guitar riffs,” says Randolph, summarizing his musical ambitions, “but also catchy choruses and lyrics that someday will make this music into classic tunes.”

“Robert Randolph is an American Original,” says Don Was, President of Randolph’s new label, Blue Note Records. “He has mastered what is, arguably, the most complex instrument in the world and developed a unique voice that is equal parts street-corner church and Bonnaroo. This album finally captures the energy and excitement of his legendary live performances.”

But for Randolph, the road to Lickety Split—his first studio recording in three years—wasn’t an easy path. Though his distinctive mix of rock, funk, and rhythm & blues continued to earn a rapturous response from a fervent, international audience, he felt that he had lost some of the enthusiasm and intensity that had driven him to make music in the first place. “We just weren’t being creative musically,” he says. “Being on the road 280 days a year, you wind up playing too much and it isn’t fun anymore. Soon, you stop being that concerned about how good you can be, how important it is to create and write. You kind of lose sight of that, of being focused on your craft and spending time with your instrument. I’ve become more in love with my guitar now, and staying relaxed and practicing and trying to create different sounds.” The new album showcases the unique chemistry of the Family Band—comprised of the guitarist’s actual family members Marcus Randolph, Danyel Morgan, and Lenesha Randolph, together with guitarist Brett Haas. The 11 original compositions, plus a stomping cover of “Love Rollercoaster” by the Ohio Players, were produced by Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Danyel Morgan, Marcus Randolph, Tommy Sims, Drew Ramsey, and Shannon Sanders; engineered by the legendary Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin); and feature special guest appearances from Trombone Shorty and Carlos Santana.

The James Hunter Six – Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$45.00 – First 6 Rows
$35.00 – All Remaining Rows
James Hunter was born October 2, 1962 into a working–class family in Colchester, Essex. “It wasn’t quite like growing up with the blues in Alabama, but in my part of England, anywhere south of Watford would be considered Alabama,” Hunter notes. “In the States, you’ve got the Mason–Dixon Line and in England, we’ve got the Watford Gap.” Among James’ earliest musical influences was a collection of 78 r.p.m. records of Fifties rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm & blues given to him by his grandmother; and his older brother Perry Hunstman (James’ real surname), “the one responsible for me learning how to play a G chord.”

Gary Clark Jr. – “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” Tour – Sunday, February 21

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$38.00 – General Admission Standing Room Only
Ever since 2010, when Gary Clark Jr. wowed audiences with electrifying live sets everywhere from the Crossroads Festival to Hollywood’s historic Hotel Café, his modus operandi has remained crystal clear: “I listen to everything…so I want to play everything.”  The revelation that is the Austin-born virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter finds him just as much an amalgamation of his myriad influences and inspirations. Anyone who gravitated towards Clark’s, 2011’s Bright Lights EP, heard both the evolution of rock and roll and a savior of blues. The following year’s full-length debut, Blak And Blu, illuminated Clark’s vast spectrum – “Please Come Home” is reminiscent of Smokey Robinson, while Ain’t Messin’ Around” recalls Sly and the Family Stone. 2014’s double disc Gary Clark Jr–Liveprojected Clark into 3D by adding palpable dimension and transcendent power –– songs soared and drifted from the epic, psychedelic-blues of “When My Train Comes In” to his anthemic, hip-hop, rock-crunch calling card, “Bright Lights”, all the way down to the deep, dark, muddy water of “When The Sun Goes Down”.