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