Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
April 15th 2020
About the Artist
“Powerful, rollicking and magical…virtuoso harp, wildly eccentric guitar, sly, streetwise vocals and great songs” – Blues & Rhythm
“These are serious musicians having a hotter than hot good time. It’s tough to stay in your seat when Estrin and his musical cohorts get cooking.” – Chicago Sun-Times
Wildly fun, musically fearless and bursting with bravado, 2018’s Blues Music Award-winning Band of The Year, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognizable sounds and no-holds-barred styles. With his wily and unforgettable original songs and his hipster, street-smart vocals, no one on the blues scene writes or sings like Rick Estrin. DownBeat says, “Rick sings and writes songs like the brightest wiseguy in all of bluesland and blows harmonica as if he learned at the knee of Little Walter.”
The Nightcats are: Kid Andersen, “a fearless nut on guitar”; Lorenzo Farrell on piano, organ & synthesizer; and Alex Petersen, who has played drums for just about every major blues & roots player on the planet. DownBeat calls them “marvelous and crowd-pleasing,” Billboard called them “fabulous, remarkable and original,” And Blues Revue says, “It just doesn’t get any better.”
EIGHT BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS!!!!
1) Song of the Year! 2) Band of the Year! 3)Contemporary Album! 4)Contemporary Male Artist! 5) Drummer of the Year! 6) Guitar Player of the Year! 7)Harmonica Player of the Year! and - #8)BB King Entertainer of the Year!