Big Room favorite Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings return to play their blues at full force; little is traditional or laid back about it.
“It’s a fasten-your-seat-belts-and-let-it-all-hang-out kind of thing,” Rogers told Oregon publication the Mail Tribune. “We rock up the blues and cover a range of songs. I always tell people to bring their dancing shoes because we like to stretch out.”
Rogers, Kevin Hayes (drums), and Steve Ehrmann (bass)—a power trio—have played together for years, though they boast other impressive musical stints. Hayes played for nearly 30 years with the Robert Cray Band, while Rogers and Ehrmann were alongside John Lee Hooker in the ’80s. Rogers likes to take eclectic modern blues, Americana and roots music to a place that speaks to him, he said in the Mail Tribune interview. The sound is based on Delta blues but explores new territory, forging a link between the ancient language of the Mississippi Delta and modern rock ‘n’ roll.
Both Allison Russell and JT Nero were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, but when singing together, there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is refreshing in a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics. Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live. Birds of Chicago has developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since its formation in late 2012. Come see why Birds of Chicago was the runaway hit at Worldfest in Grass Valley.
Tickets on sale Sunday 2/5/17 at 10 AM.
Give a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvy_1XUHQaY
Opening the show will be Matt the Electrician, a headliner in his own right.
The Wood Brothers are without question one of the most popular groups ever to play the Big Room. With Oliver Wood on guitar and vocals, Chris Wood on bass and vocal and Jano Rix on percussion and vocals, this trio presents a uniquely soulful approach to the roots/Americana genre. Get your tickets early as this is guaranteed to be a quick sellout and yes, the dance floor is open. Opening the show will be the Shook Twins who’ve headlined the Big Room on their own.
A brewery favorite, Delhi 2 Dublin returns once again to rock the Big Room. The Vancouver-based band plays an energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, Reggae and Electronica with global rhythms and club beats, inspiring Hour Magazine to dub Delhi 2 Dublin “the United Nations of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Their explosive live performances have enabled them to build a worldwide fan base. Get your tickets early as they sold out their first two visits. And yes, the dance floor will be open.
Join us in the Big Room as we celebrate the arrival of the spring season. Our executive chef has prepared a menu of pickled crudités and cheeses, local greens and vegetables, braised short ribs, duck confit and potato and parsnip puree, finished off with a tangerine tart—all expertly paired with Sierra Nevada beers, of course. Celebrate the bounty of the season with all of us at Sierra Nevada!
Must be 21 or older.