Guitar-mageddon is what happens when SoCal's greatest guitarists unleash the force within their strings.
It's a day of reckoning which encompasses a special celebration: Mike Eldred's Birthday Bash.
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!
With a lineup that includes Kid Ramos, Tommy Harkenrider, and Brophy Dale, this will be a true summit meeting of rootsy blues guitarists onstage in the tiki ballroom at Don the Beachcomber.
Eldred's 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 current 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.
“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, who says: “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!”
"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
Doors open at 6:45 pm, music approx. 8 pm.
This is an all ages show.
Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.
No need to print tickets, give name at door.
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.