All over California people are talking about 25 year old powerhouse vocalist Casey Hensley. Her talent and power are taking the Blues world by storm. Surrounding herself with only the best musicians, and heavily influenced by all of the greats, it is no wonder she has everyone talking. Her self-monikered backing band always includes incredible celebrated guitar slingers such as Laura Chavez, Kid Ramos, Johnny Main, Steve Wilcox, and many more to match her larger than life voice.Drummer Evan Caleb Yearsley (son of the late vocalist Candye Kane), saxophonist Johnny Viau, and bassist Mark C. They are well known in California and the American Southwest for their ability to cross blues subgenres, including jump, swing, and Chicago blues.
The press took notice of Casey Hensleyright away. In May 2017, the singer's band played the main stage at Doheny Blues Festival,headlined the Ojai Blues Festival, and appeared at Gator by the Bay. Later that year, they also played Las Vegas' Big Blues Bender at the Plaza Hotel. After Hensley signed to Vizztone Records, the album "Casey Hensley Live (Featuring Laura Chavez)" was released in October 2017 and hit #1 on the Global Radio Indicator Charts, #4 Roots Music Report Soul/Blues Chart, it debuted at #17 on ITunes Blues charts and hit #19 on the Living Blues Radio Charts. Casey Hensley is an undeniable rising star that will bring tears to your eyes and leave you breathless.
"Casey Hensley has what it takes to match the biggest powerhouse singers of Rock N Roll history!" - Boogie Magazine
"Comparisons to Janis Joplin, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor and more could easily be drawn, but that would essentially be cutting this young star short. -Bill Wilson/ Reflections in Blues
"Solid blues that is performed flawlessly" -Blues Blast Magazine
"She could cover Koko Taylor's signature 'Wang Dang Doodle' and no one would dare to compare... Yeah! The bar has been raised!" - Chris Spector/Midwest Record
Harmonica/vocalist John Clifton has solidified himself as one of Central California's most in demand Blues frontmen since he started in the late '80's. His from the gut vocal and harmonica presence and high energy performances have captivated audiences worldwide.
Hitting the road hard since the early days and performing over 150 dates a year, John regularly tours in the U.S. and has headlined some of the most well known venues and festivals throughout Europe such as the Beersel Blues Festival in Belgium, and the Blues Express and Polish Boogie Festivals, both in Poland. He has also electrified audiences on festivals and in venues throughout the islands of New Zealand and Fiji!
Most recently in 2017, The John Clifton Blues Band Headlined at The Mount Dora Blues & Groove Fest in Florida and The Blierock Blues Fest in The Netherlands. Also in 2016 performed on the Doheny Blues Festival, California's largest and most prestigious festivals, with Edgar Winter and Lynyrd Skynyrd headlining. He also injected a shot of adrenaline to the acclaimed Edition de Bain de Blues Festival in France.
With style and prowess on the level of Kim Wilson and Rod Piazza, John has always kept it real with his own voice and identity and never set out to be a copy of any of his musical heroes. As a showman he delivers straight from the heart, soul, and gut, staying clear of the typical clichés and novelties.
He also keeps things fresh and exciting by effortlessly infusing styles from West Coast to Chicago Blues, classic R&B and Soul, to some hard driving vintage Rock'n'Roll.
Doors open at 6:45 pm, music approx. 8 pm
This is an all ages show
Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.
Note: parties of 3 or less may be seated with other parties of 3 or less based on availability.
Text 714-809-6146 for more info