Our members love this place, and 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, folk and everything in between, everything except over-played typical bar rock and roll.

Located at 707 Marina Vista in Martinez, Armando's is an intimate, close to the music, get to know the performers, hot spot for local talent. Armando's is a cash-only music venue serving beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

"Blues and R&B" former lead singer with Stoneground

Annie Sampson - vocals
Tim Kaihatsu - guitar
John Whitney - guitar
Tom Fuglestad - trumpet
Steve Hazelwood - bass
Terry Baker- drums

"...Annie's all over the place, rocking and scolding, testifying and crying, torching and lusting, and celebrating love, life and ever increasing strength."-Ben Fong-Torres, 1996

"...a smoky, emotive style, an ability to transform everything from gospel ballads to hard rock."-Express Magazine, 1995

Annie Sampson's unique approach to song - whether a blues, a rock tune, a country & western ballad or a modem folk classic, was honed in her youth by singing in Bay Area church and school choirs. She then landed a principal part in the hit musical Hair at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. When the popular rock group STONEGROUND recruited her to become lead singer, she left the show and joined the group for a series of national and international tours. Buoyed by the popularity of their four Warner Brothers albums, Annie and Stoneground played the gamut of venues - from the Fillmore West and Winterland to Oxford University and the Olympia Theatre in Paris with stops at every major American and European city and campus in between.

A big talent like Annie's did not go unnoticed by her peers. She has recorded with Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles, Maria Muldaur, Eddie Money and Country Joe MacDonald, as well as performed with Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Otis Clay, Sammy Hagar, Commander Cody, Steve Miller, Nick Gravenites, Clarence Clemmons, Elvis Costello and the late Jerry Garcia - among others.

Under The Moon, Annie's new CD on her own Sweet Potatoe label, captures the salt and savor of her rich voice and warm presence. Backed by friends such as Elvin Bishop, Annie sculpts her own and others' blues into instant classics. Under the Moon captures Annie's definite style - with the love of music in every note.

There is a $15.00 cover charge and tips are welcomed.

Doors open 7:30


Duration:2 hours

Doors open at 7:30

The show is from 8:00 - 10:00

This is going to be a great night....hope you can join us!!!

Remember the "No Show" policy is in effect.  If your plans change, please take a moment to update your RSVP. Thank you.

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  • Harris F.

    I decided to go to this at the last minute, got dressed and drove up to Martine, got there at about 7:35 and show was sold out. Had never been to Armando's before.

    January 19, 2014

  • Dayna

    Enjoyable performer

    January 19, 2014

  • Spencer

    Annie was rocking the house! Great music and company.

    January 18, 2014

  • Rose H

    Got there at almost 8, was outside but rhen got in...great time!

    January 18, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Was really looking forward to this but not feeling so good. Have a great time!

    January 18, 2014

  • Monica

    Should we arrive to stand in line at 5 pm for this event?

    January 12, 2014

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