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Elvin Bishop

Thu, Feb 25 -
Sun, Feb 28, 2016




$33.50 Service fee Included Minimum Donation All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

In the event the show is canceled or rescheduled, the $5.00 service fee is nonrefundable.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes blues legend Elvin Bishop and his band for four nights and six shows. Band members are Ed Earley (trombone and percussion), Bob Welsh (guitar and piano), Ruth Davis (bass) S. E. Williks (keys and accordion) and Bobby Cochran (drums and vocals). Show times Thursday at 7:30p, Friday and Saturday at 7:30p and 9:30p and Sunday at 7:30p. Doors open at 6:00p Thursday and Friday – Sunday at 5:30p.

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Rousing, down-home, feel-good music…spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide…Bishop’s a superb guitarist of great strength and skill…a rockin’ good time. – Guitar World

On the title track of his new album, Can't Even Do Wrong Right, legendary blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Elvin Bishop spins a tale of a not-too-smart criminal getting caught by his own foolish missteps. The shaggy dog story, fueled by Bishop's down-home delivery and deep blues slide guitar, is an affirmation of the Chicago Sun-Times' ebullient praise: "It's impossible not to like Bishop. He's always singing something lowbrow and uplifting." With his buoyant and deceptively loose-sounding ensemble behind him, he's also playing some of the most spirited and distinctive blues slide guitar today.

Although Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of electrified front porch blues for over 50 years (his first professional gig was as guitarist for Junior Wells' band in 1962), he is as vital and creative an artist today as he was when he first hit the national scene in 1965 with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He is still as slyly good-humored and instantly crowd-pleasing as he was when he was effortlessly creating solo hits during the 1970s. His reemergence on Alligator Records in the late 1980s and into the 1990s, along with his more recent releases on Blind Pig and Delta Groove, insure his place on the short list of bona fide blues guitar heroes. Elvin's music mixes thick blues grooves with timeless rock flavors spiced with a touch of country, a dab of Moms Mabley's and Pigmeat Markham's ribald black comedy, and the laid back feel of his Northern California home. His guitar playing seems to improve with every performance, and his songwriting is filled with clever revelations and homespun wisdom. Living Blues says Elvin's guitar playing is "as full of fresh licks and unbounded energy as the day he and Mike Bloomfield set the blues/rock world on its ear."

As Bishop continues to tour and release new music, his stature just continues to grow. Through the years his music has appeared in film and television, including the 1997 use of "She Puts Me In The Mood" (from Big Fun) in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. In 2005 he performed on the internationally televised Grammy Awards broadcast alongside Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers' guitarist Dickey Betts. He recently appeared in the documentary Born In Chicago. In 2012 and 2013 he was nominated for inclusion into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Now, with Can't Even Do Wrong Right, Bishop again is ready to share his happy-go-lucky vibe with his fans around the world. His guitar/vocal/songwriting triple-threat talent, along with his ability to deliver a rollicking good time wherever he goes, assures his not-to-be-missed live performances are consistently packed to the gills with cheering fans. The Chicago Tribune says Bishop plays "good-time music guaranteed to put a smile on your face...serious playing, potent slide guitar and razor-sharp licks."

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