This sort of thing happens all the time around here. Just another Thursday night, with Red’s Blues playing at the Torch Club. “Red” is the wonderfully-voiced singer and entertainer Beth Grigsby, leading drummer Larry Carr, guitarist Robert Sidwell, and on bass, her husband R.W. (who was part of the team that put together Blind Pig Records’ 2014 Grammy-nominated album “Remembering Little Walter”).
As if Beth’s great vocals and all of the talent in her band weren’t enough, she always shows up with “guest artists” to spice up the mix. So last night was another typical show, featuring …
Bay Area great Rusty Zinn (shown on the left — info at http://rustyreggae.com/bio/), who teamed up with none other than the amazing Charles Baty, co-founder of Little Charlie & The Nightcats (right — info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Charlie_%26_the_Nightcats). “Little Charlie” can make a guitar do absolutely anything, and when Charlie and Rusty started in with some wonderful call-and-response solos, the house went nuts.
As I said, just another ordinary weeknight in SacTown.