Dr. Rock and Latin Rock Present
SOLD OUT - Lydia Pense & Cold Blood w/It's a Beautiful Day - Celebrating Woodstock's 50th Birthday
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Lydia Pense & Cold Blood
The word legend certainly applies to Lydia Pense and Cold Blood…and not in some past tense-make-a-living-as-an-oldies-act sort of way either. Pense can still shout like a 60's soul diva and purr a slow blues tune with spine-tingling subtlety.
Cold Blood, as a whole, features a stellar group of musicians who have been playing together for nearly 20 years including Steve Dunne on guitar, Steve Salinas on keyboards, a gritty-growling horn section comprised of Rich Armstrong and Rob Zuckerman along with a stellar rhythm section featuring Evan Palmerston on bass and T Moran on drums. In addition, Fred Ross and Dana Moret add soulful backup singing and a featured song or two by each. The band members are all veteran Bay Area musicians who have played with many great artists including Tower Of Power, Elvin Bishop, Jefferson Starship, Boz Skaggs, Albert Collins and more.
Of course there is Lydia who still has the chops with the patina of a seasoned veteran who's done and seen it all. Together she and the band continue to twist together R&B, (both Old School and New School); into something that doesn't have a label... On any given night, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood power through their historic essentials, like "You Got Me Hummin'," "I Just Want To Make Love To You," "I'm A Good Woman," and "Down to the Bone."
It's been a long road, over 40 years to be exact with a break somewhere in the middle. But, Lydia and the band are living proof that a little time off can be a really good thing. With their new CD, "Soul Of The Gypsy" turning heads across the country, fans are remembering just what has been missing from music in the last few decades. The 12 songs exemplify how a performer can take great strides forward, without forgetting her roots. Using "Soul Of The Gypsy" as their muse there is a renewed interest in live performances, from both the band, and venue owners. Cold Blood is booking dozens of shows across the country, entertaining generations of club, theatre and festival goers.
And, of course, anything Lydia sings is sung well.
She has a list of famous admirers that includes Bonnie Raitt, Michelle Shocked, David Lee Roth, even Janis Joplin back in the day.
IABD is famous for their self titled 1st LP that included the iconic song “White Bird (In A Golden Cage)”. Multiple albums were laced with classic cuts such as "Hot Summer Day", "Bombay Calling," "Girl With No Eyes", "Wasted Union Blues", "Time Is", "Dolphins", "Misery Loves Company", and many more.
The package includes original member David Laflamme on violin/vocals, Linda Laflamme on vocals, original drummer Val Fuentes, 34 year veteran Toby Gray on bass, 14 year veteran Gary Thomas on keyboards, and Rob Cunningham on guitar.
The band performs the music of It's A Beautiful Day along with newer original material, moving effortlessly from an almost folksy sound to ethereal jazz, from psychedelic to straight on rock & roll, performing selections from three recent CDs and over seven of their previous albums.
The show is enhanced with David Laflamme's delightful reminiscing of the San Francisco Summer of Love experiences.
It's A Beautiful Day
Famous for their song "White Bird", a melancholy ballad that stood out not only for its memorable vocal melody and "seize the day" message, but also for front man David Laflamme's slow-burning violin solo. Multiple albums were laced with classic cuts such as "Hot Summer Day", "Bombay Calling," "Girl With No Eyes", "Wasted Union Blues", "Time Is", "Dolphins", "Misery Loves Company", and many more you'll remember. Today the band performs the music of It's A Beautiful Day along with newer material, moving effortlessly from an almost folksy sound to ethereal jazz to psychedelic to straight on rock & roll performing selections from three new CDs and over seven of their previous albums. The show is enhanced with David Laflamme's delightful reminiscing of the San Francisco Summer of Love Days and 40 plus years of performing. The current band boasts the longest continuous lineup of 8 years with 4 of the 6 members going back 25-40 years! David LaFlamme on violin and vocals, Linda LaFlamme vocals, original drummer Val Fuentes, 28 year veteran Toby Gray on bass, Rob Espinosa on guitar and Gary Thomas on keyboards.