The Music of George Jones - A Birthday Celebration, With Bobby Black (George's original pedal steel player!)

Ivy Room and Crying Time present

The Music of George Jones - A Birthday Celebration

With Bobby Black (George's original pedal steel player!)

Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson, Laura Benitez, Val Esway, Elliot Randall, The Loretta Lynch Trio, Danny Allen, Mike Anderson, Jill Rogers and Crying Time, Tony Marcus, Myles Boisen, Smilin' Pete Garellick, Tim Rowe

Fri · September 29, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

The Music of George Jones - A Birthday Celebration
The Music of George Jones - A Birthday Celebration
The Music of George Jones - A Birthday Celebration
With Bobby Black (George's original pedal steel player!), Maurice Tani, Laura Benitez, Mike Anderson, Elliot Randall, Val Esway, Loretta Lynch, Tony Marcus, Jill Rogers, Myles Boisen, Smilin' Pete Garellick, Tim Rowe, and more!

Ask anyone, "Who's the greatest singer in country music?" Chances are they will reply, "George Jones." From his start as a flat-topped honky-tonker to his reign as king of the country crooners, George’s hit-making career spanned the history of country music after WWII. He scored number one hits in four different decades and helped to define the art of singing country music. Join some of the Bay Area's top Country/ Honkytonk/ Americana performers in this celebration of George's music.
With Bobby Black (George's original pedal steel player!)
With Bobby Black (George's original pedal steel player!)
Bobby Black is the living legend of West Coast pedal steel guitar. He first met George Jones in the early 1950's, and then played on Jones’s first recording session. Born in 1934, Bobby's long career spans classic country (Hank Williams, Jim Reeves) through country-rock (Commander Cody, New Riders of the Purple Sage) and the Western Swing revival (Asleep at the Wheel, Lost Weekend).
Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson
Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson
Maurice Tani is a veteran singer-songwriter on the California Americana scene. Known for his wry/rye-to-romantic songwriting, agile guitar style and expressive singing, he has released seven critically acclaimed albums of original material. As a solo artist, and with his band, 77 El Deora, he has been the source of untold, but exquisite suffering in the Bay Area for over 15 years.

Mike Anderson plays with Maurice Tani and San Geronimo among many more.
Laura Benitez
Laura Benitez
Laura Benitez uses the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. Her songs range from honky-tonk shuffles to rock 'n' roll numbers to sweet old time waltzes, and cover everything from unwed motherhood to mean drunks, with a whole lot of heartbreak in between.
Val Esway
Val Esway
Val Esway has been singing her heart out around the San Francisco Bay Area for the last several decades, as well as playing guitar and writing songs for the critically acclaimed Ramona the Pest and current projects Val Esway + El Mirage and Loretta Lynch. She also has contributed harmony vocals to a wide range of artists, including the infamous Joe Rut.
Elliot Randall
Elliot Randall
“Elliot Randall is a country singer-songwriter who doesn’t sound like he should be from San Francisco. His music has an authentic feel, with lyrics that recall Waylon and Willie, along with the darker Merle and even the offbeat Dwight Yoakum, all coupled with the pop sensibilities of The Eagles." (Berkeley Place, 2010)
The Loretta Lynch Trio
With lush three-part harmonies, raucous surf-tinged guitar and tongue in cheek, Loretta Lynch’s stirring songs reach the shady grove in all of us. A little tear in your beer, a little knife in the back...it’s Americana Noir.
Danny Allen
Danny Allen is a singer/songwriter/guitarist based out of Oakland CA. He's influenced by Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong, the Beatles and lots more. He's not interested in genres as much as good songs. Danny's played all over the U.S, and some in Europe. He's got a bag full of songs. He hopes you like em!
Jill Rogers and Crying Time
Jill Rogers and Crying Time
Backing band Crying Time's wheelhouse includes everything from the songs of Bob Wills to the radio hits of Glen Campbell, with every tune Crying Time performs becoming their own. Jill Rogers is a singer’s singer with honky-tonk phrasing and torch ballad pipes, who tells the story in each song she approaches. Guitarist Myles Boisen, a key player in the Bay Area music scene, is a virtuoso of juke joint licks on the six string and lap steel. Bay Area music scene veteran Tony Marcus's fiddle weaves through the songs while drummer Tim Rowe (who wrote a Masters thesis on George) and Smilin' Peter Garellick on bass keep the rhythm swinging with style and grace.
Myles Boisen
Myles Boisen
Myles Boisen is a recording and mastering engineer, album producer, film and television composer, journalist, and guitarist/bassist. His resume includes hundreds of studio and live recordings for independent groups and labels with Grammy nominations (Tigerlillies and Kronos Quartet).

In addition to musical performances with Tom Waits, John Zorn, the Rova Saxophone Quartet, Fred Frith, Eugene Chadbourne, Splatter Trio, and The Club Foot Orchestra, Myles has contributed to a number of independent film soundtracks, including David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” and “Wild At Heart”.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/