After nearly 10 years, we welcome back Chris Cain and his band to celebrate our 47th Annual Birthday Show!
Chris Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis style electric blues. His deep vocals and jazz-inspired, blues guitar riffs are unforgettable; uniquely his own, while reminiscent of the legendary BB King and Albert King. With more than three decades of touring and fourteen albums, master blues guitarist and vocalist Chris Cain has earned his reputation as a musician’s musician and has garnered multiple Blues Music Award nominations.
Since his first release in 1987, Cain has created his very own blues sound inspired by his heroes — B.B. King, Albert King, Ray Charles, Albert Collins, Grant Green, and Wes Montgomery. His jazz-informed blues guitar playing is fiery, emotional, and always unpredictable. His vocals — gruff, lived-in, and powerful — add fuel to the fire. His indelible original songs keep one foot in the blues tradition and both eyes on the future. The pure joy Cain brings to his playing and singing is palpable, and draws fans even closer in.
Birthday cake will be served at intermission! Beverages available for purchase (cash preferred) and snacks (while they last).
This show is made possible by a grant from The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts and by media sponsors Noozhawk and The Santa Barbara Independent.