THIS IS AN UNHOSTED EVENT. PLEASE BE ADVISED, THAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE NINETIES ON SATURDAY, AND THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING AT ARMANDO'S.
We always have such a great time here!!! Seating is limited, and available on a first come first served basis.
Armando's features the best of LIVE music including jazz, blues, bluegrass, folkand everything in between, everything except over-played typical bar rockand roll.
Locatedat 707 Marina Vista in Martinez, Armando's isan intimate, close to the music, get to know the performers, hot spot for local talent.Armando's isa cash-only music venue serving beer, wine,and other non-alcoholic beverages.
ABOUT THE DELTA WIRES - “Hot-Wired Big Band, Harmonica & Horns Blues”
Ernie Pinata-harmonica/ lead vocals
Tom Gerrits-bass/ vocals
Tony Hauser - drums
2008 FINALISTS in Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, out of 100 band representatives from blues societies all over the world.
Voted "Best Band" Oakland/East Bay byOakland Magazine and the East Bay Express.
For years Delta Wires have shared billing with such blues luminaries as Van Morrison, Boz Skaggs, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson and many others. These elements culminate in this finely-honed presentation of rhythm and blues stylings as an art form.
Take one talented Italian city kid with his harmonica, and his boyhood bass-playing buddy, raised in the Oakland/East Bay area - the heart of West Coast Blues - add a virtuoso guitarist and talented 3-piece horn section with Mississippi Delta and Chicago Big Band influences, all driven by a classic “fat back” drum pulse, to create this hybrid of urban sound. Anchor this explosive combination with years of heart, soul and sweat on stage and you've got a definitive representation of a generation of the Bay Area music scene.
The DELTA WIRES name was derived from the image of a band with modern, "electric" instrumentation, playing a style of music born in the Mississippi "Delta". What began as a college project and anthology of blues music from the Mississippi Delta to the South Side of Chicago, inevitably evolved into a band which has become known for its originality, versatility, and crisp, tight, exciting sound.
Doors open at 7:30
The show is from 8:00 - 11:00
There is a $15.00 cover charge and tips are welcomed.