Club Fox Blues Jam

The Club Fox Blues Jam is heaven on earth for Bay Area blues fans. Through the efforts of a passionate group of local musicians, the hospitality of the Club Fox and local sponsorship, the jam has become the most exciting event in the area's fertile blues scene - and it's attracting both national and international attention. Most importantly, the jam is the catalyst for bringing out more and more blues fans to hear live blues at its spontaneous best.

Every Wednesday from 7 PM to 11 PM, the beautiful historic Club Fox opens its doors to the jam hosted by the elite of Bay Area Blues - Kenny Neal, Steve Freund, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin, The Ford Blues Band, Volker Strifler, Andy Just, E. C. Scott, Terry Hanck, Kenny Blue Ray, Sonny Rhodes, Daniel Castro, RJ Mischo and Mark Hummel just to mention a few. What follows is a jam like no other. For a mere $5.00 cover charge, folks get to experience some of the finest blues artists, national artists on tour, local luminaries and talented amateurs mixing it up. For the musicians, it's an opportunity to play the blues with peers of unbelievable talent. For the fans in the 240 seat capacity crowd, it's an amazing show every week with new talent and the unpredictable excitement that only a blues jam can bring.

If the music were not enough, appearances at the jam provide an unparalleled promotional opportunity for artists with upcoming area gigs. The buzz following the jam in the highly active local blues community often results in sold-out shows for participating artists. If you are a touring blues performer, drop in and you'll not only get a chance to "cut heads" with the best but also get the word out about your upcoming gig. If you are a member of the blues entertainment media, you'll experience a jam session like no other .

We invite you to come to jam and be a part of this phenomenal event, unequaled since the hay days of LA and Chicago blues.

Join us for the music and be a part of Bay Area blues history.

Guitarsonists

The Guitarsonists Chris Cain, Daniel Castro and Mighty Mike Schermer The Guitarsonists are a burning new blues/rock/jam band featuring 3 of the Bay Area’s most dynamic guitar slingers: Chris Cain, Daniel Castro and Mighty Mike Schermer. Although heavily steeped in the blues, this awesome triumvirate of talent often goes many steps beyond...exploring the outer boundaries of musical interplay with a different and exciting performance every time they appear together. Chris Cain started his prodigious musical journey at age 8, quickly becoming a master of not only the electric guitar but also the piano, saxophone and vocals as well. His jazz-tinged, searing guitar style and booming vocals have made him a blues nightclub and festival favorite for over 30 years. He is a deeply passionate and committed performer with a level of talent that can only be described as Dzgeniusdz. Daniel Castro honed his chops in the blues scene of Southern California before bringing his talents north and eventually dominating the circuit in and around San Francisco. He is heavily influenced by such blues guitar masters as Albert King and Albert Collins, and has toured and recorded with such greats as Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces. One would be hard pressed to find anyone in the business who cares more about the music than Daniel Castro. He is an exciting performer with a fun, often humorous, stage presence, and brings an unparalleled level of professionalism to the Guitarsonists package. Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the Bay Area blues scene for almost 25 years before he packed up his trusty Telecaster and relocated to Austin TX in 2009. He has not only carved out a solid solo career...with six award winning albums and hundreds of performances the world over...but he has also been the Dzgo to guydzsideman, touring and recording with such legends as Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, Charlie Musselwhite, Howard Tate, Angela Strehli, Bonnie Raitt and many, many more! Smart, talented and passionate...Mighty Mike delivers on all fronts. You’re gonna need a strong foundation to hold up these three heavyweights...which is why the Guitarsonists chose the rock solid rhythm section of Mick Mestek and Steve Evans to lay down the drums and bass. Both are first-call veterans in the Bay Area music scene. Mestek has backed just about everyone in his 30 plus years of playing and is also a former member of Tower of Power. Evans has toured and recorded with Roy Rogers, Coco Montoya and too many more to mention. And lest ye think these two seasoned bad-asses just sit underneath while the guitars go off, sit back and marvel as they push the trio to unimaginable heights. Catch The Guitarsonists fire, burning down a venue near you!

Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager Duo

Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Alan Hager’s guitar expertise has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. “Alan is the best player in the business, unlike anybody else,” Salgado says.

Together, the two blues fans and friends took time out of their busy touring schedule to record Rough Cut, a stripped-down album featuring a potent mix of newly written, timeless originals and carefully chosen blues covers. “We did it for the love of the music,” says Salgado. “This is where our hearts are. These are deep songs that we love to play.”

With Curtis’ inspired singing and world-class harmonica playing and Alan’s spellbinding guitar, Rough Cutis the album Salgado and Hager have always wanted to make together—soulful, sparse, haunting—a blues lover’s dream come true. The music is a moving exploration of the joyful, emotionally uplifting power of passionately played and soulfully sung acoustic blues, the music Hager calls “American Classical.” “This type of music moves us the most,” says Salgado. “You believe it when you hear it.”

$20 adv / $22 day of show

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