Mike Eldred's Birthday Bash

Mike Eldred's Birthday Bash features members from The Blasters and The Paladins: John Bazz - Mike Eldred - Brian Fahey

Located in the intimate Longboard Room in the fabulous Don the Beachcomber tiki palace, the Trio will be playing selections from their long-awaited new record, Baptist Town.

The deeper “The Mike Eldred Trio” digs into American roots music, the stronger they sound” - Goldmine Magazine

"It’s like listening to what the Clash might have done if they had been born 20 years earlier..." - Blues Blast Magazine

“It's not so much raw chutzpah as sheer love — backed by unassailable musical chops — with which veteran Southern California blues musician Mike Eldred puts on display in “61 and 49,” referencing the fabled intersection in Clarksdale, Miss., that's essentially ground zero in the world of Delta blues.

What makes the album such a delight is the masterful way the guitarist, singer and songwriter paces his trek through a rainbow's worth of electric and acoustic blues workouts. It's the sign of a journeyman who has spent untold hours playing clubs and learning the old-fashioned way what flies and what doesn't”. - Los Angeles Times


Voted one of the best guitarists in Americana / Roots / Blues music, The Mike Eldred Trio is a roots “Super-Band” with Eldred (formerly with Stray Cat Lee Rocker) and John Bazz and Brian Fahey from The Blasters and The Paladins! Their first CD (The Mike Eldred Trio) sent shock waves throughout the Americana/roots/blues community garnering rave reviews. The band's second CD (61 and 49) was voted of the Top Ten CD releases of 2011 by the Los Angeles Times.

The band’s newest release is a multi-layered blues journey through Mississippi juke joints, prisons, churches, and the small neighborhood called Baptist Town in Greenwood where the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson was murdered in 1938. The trio invited several guests into the famed Sun Studio to lend a hand, and David Hidalgo, Robert Cray, and John Mayer help to tell a story of the dichotomy of the ongoing struggle between poverty and affluence, love and hate, and sin and salvation.

The trio’s 4th album “Baptist Town” is a monumental achievement in roots and blues storytelling, and will undoubtedly grow the trio’s already large fan base that includes artists like ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons:

“El contenta completa”...! This is it. Enjoy this one, top to bottom, bottom to top. The Mike Eldred Trio makes the rounds through a blues-wrapped offering that is certain to satisfy. Rock it!”


www.mikeeldredtrio.com

04/08/2017 7:00 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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Concert HOTLINE (714) 809-6146 Text

Mike Eldred's Birthday Bash features members from The Blasters and The Paladins: John Bazz - Mike Eldred - Brian Fahey plus special guests!

Located in the intimate Longboard Room in the fabulous Don the Beachcomber tiki palace, the Trio will be playing selections from their long-awaited new record, Baptist Town.

“What makes the album such a delight is the masterful way the guitarist, singer and songwriter paces his trek through a rainbow's worth of electric and acoustic blues workouts. It's the sign of a journeyman who has spent untold hours playing clubs and learning the old-fashioned way what flies and what doesn't.”

- Los Angeles Times

“Eldred is a relentless singer, someone who will stop at nothing until he gets it right. It runs so strong through these songs that is unstoppable, capturing the often cruel world of poverty that fills the lives of so many Mississippians.”

- The Morton Report

“Baptist Town is a great mix of blues and roots music that paint a picture, not only of a dark era in American History, but of love and hope as well. This is well worth more than just a casual listen. The album, like the place after which it is titled, gives us all a lot of food for thought.”

- Reflections In Blue

“This fourth album by The Mike Eldred Trio establishes a real livewire force to be reckoned with.”

- Elmore Magazine

“The Mike Eldred Trio has extended the artistic reach of the Americana/Roots/Blues genres of music with their latest album, “Baptist Town.”

- Parcbench.Live

“Baptist Town is an instant classic.”

- Living Blues Magazine

“Is it too early to call this an Americana classic?”

- Aquarian Weekly

“Nobody cares about Baptist Town,” Eldred croons in the title track, a dark and wry commentary about the inequality that still dominates life in that particular part of the deep south. With its history of hatred and suffering, the message clearly goes far deeper than the music itself indicates.”

- Glide Magazine

“Baptist Town brings the past of poverty and racism to present day, showing us that little has changed in parts of America.”

- High Note Review

“Eldred wisely keeps his lyrics specific to the concept, but also general enough to address the multitude of demons that plague us all, that prey on us all, tapping into the mass consciousness that we as bipeds all share.”

- Minor 7th Review

“Baptist Town is more than a special blues album. It weaves strands of contemporary blues music into historical account that defines American culture, originating in the South.”

- Crossroads Blues Society

The album offers so much, both musically, and historically. We are adding Baptist Town to our collection; add it to yours soon.

- American Blues Scene

The whole show was a treat, but the last tunes, off the Baptist Town album, really made the night extra-special.

- LIVE review by Elmore Magazine

Links to reviews here:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-mike-eldred-trio-hunder-dollar-video-bill-baptist-town-20160426-story.html

http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/music/bentleys-bandstand-may-2016/

http://chickenwilson2.blogspot.com/p/may-2016-reviews.html

http://www.elmoremagazine.com/2016/05/reviews/albums/mike-eldred-trio

www.mikeeldredtrio.com


Doors open at 7:00 pm, music usually at 8:30

Free self-parking

This is an all ages show

Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.

Note: parties of 2 or less may be seated with other parties of two or less based on availability.

Text 714-809-6146 for more info

Mike Eldred's Birthday Bash features members from The Blasters and The Paladins: John Bazz - Mike Eldred - Brian Fahey

Located in the intimate Longboard Room in the fabulous Don the Beachcomber tiki palace, the Trio will be playing selections from their long-awaited new record, Baptist Town.

The deeper “The Mike Eldred Trio” digs into American roots music, the stronger they sound” - Goldmine Magazine

"It’s like listening to what the Clash might have done if they had been born 20 years earlier..." - Blues Blast Magazine

“It's not so much raw chutzpah as sheer love — backed by unassailable musical chops — with which veteran Southern California blues musician Mike Eldred puts on display in “61 and 49,” referencing the fabled intersection in Clarksdale, Miss., that's essentially ground zero in the world of Delta blues.

What makes the album such a delight is the masterful way the guitarist, singer and songwriter paces his trek through a rainbow's worth of electric and acoustic blues workouts. It's the sign of a journeyman who has spent untold hours playing clubs and learning the old-fashioned way what flies and what doesn't”. - Los Angeles Times


Voted one of the best guitarists in Americana / Roots / Blues music, The Mike Eldred Trio is a roots “Super-Band” with Eldred (formerly with Stray Cat Lee Rocker) and John Bazz and Brian Fahey from The Blasters and The Paladins! Their first CD (The Mike Eldred Trio) sent shock waves throughout the Americana/roots/blues community garnering rave reviews. The band's second CD (61 and 49) was voted of the Top Ten CD releases of 2011 by the Los Angeles Times.

The band’s newest release is a multi-layered blues journey through Mississippi juke joints, prisons, churches, and the small neighborhood called Baptist Town in Greenwood where the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson was murdered in 1938. The trio invited several guests into the famed Sun Studio to lend a hand, and David Hidalgo, Robert Cray, and John Mayer help to tell a story of the dichotomy of the ongoing struggle between poverty and affluence, love and hate, and sin and salvation.

The trio’s 4th album “Baptist Town” is a monumental achievement in roots and blues storytelling, and will undoubtedly grow the trio’s already large fan base that includes artists like ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons:

“El contenta completa”...! This is it. Enjoy this one, top to bottom, bottom to top. The Mike Eldred Trio makes the rounds through a blues-wrapped offering that is certain to satisfy. Rock it!”


www.mikeeldredtrio.com