Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
The Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street Healdsburg, California 95448
Heart Space & The Raven present: Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
Legendary blues guitarist, songwriter and singer, Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio is among Bishop's very best musical ideas ever. The music is rootsy, spirited and soulful, performed by serious musicians hell-bent on having a good time.
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio features Bishop’s down-home delivery, deep blues picking and slide guitar playfully meshing with Welsh’s piano and guitar licks and Jordan’s soul singing and propulsive cajón playing. The album’s laid-back, front-porch vibe mixes four rollicking Bishop originals with three co-writes and five raucous, well-chosen covers of songs by Lightnin' Hopkins, Fats Domino, Sunnyland Slim, Ted Taylor and Bobby Womack.
And because one can never have too much fun, Bishop’s pals Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite and Rick Estrin stop by the sessions, each adding his distinctive harmonica talent (and in Musselwhite’s case, vocals too) to a song. Listening to the proceedings, it’s easy to see why the Chicago Sun-Times enthusiastically declared, “It’s impossible not to like Bishop. He’s always singing something lowbrow and uplifting.”
Once again, Bishop is ready to share his happy-go-lucky vibe with his fans around the world.
Nov 16, 8 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.)