Bay Area Harmonica Convergence
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

Blues blowers converge for the gloriously humble harmonica!

$16 adv / $18 door

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August 20 8:00 pm

Harmonica players, harmonica fans, harmonica graybeards and newbies, come to the Freight for the second annual Bay Area Harmonica Convergence, featuring Eugene Huggins, Dave Matthews, Carlos Zialcita, Rick Baskin, and an all-star jam!
 
“You won't find a more devoted bluesman than Marin’s Eugene Huggins, an unassuming harmonica ace who remains relatively unknown even though he’s played with the likes of Tom Waits, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and James Cotton,” says the Marin Independent Journal. When he was 15, Eugene sneaked into a club in San Rafael to see Muddy Waters and Big Mama Thornton, and he’s been smitten with the blues ever since. Over the past few decades, he’s led two bands, The Casuals, and Eugene and the Bluejeans. According to Sausalito Night Life, he “played every major party in Sausalito for about twenty years.” Dave Matthews of El Cerrito has led the Dave Matthews Blues Band since 2002 and teaches harmonica at the Freight. Carlos Zialcita leads the Eldorado Blues Band and has worked with such artists as Johnny Otis, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Sonny Rhodes. He’s also the founder of the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival. Rick Baskin of Oakland is an attorney by day and fronts his band Rick Baskin and Friends by night. Come on out for an evening of converging harmonicas. May the blues be with you!

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