Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio is his new and exciting incarnation of the Blues! Taking the big & elaborate signature Elvin Bishop sound we’ve all come to love and enjoy, he’ll be bringing it down a notch to a humble and intimate show. The energy will be palpable, but still full throttle in a whole new way. This fantastic new trio comprised of the Legendary Elvin Bishop, Elvin’s Bass Guitarist Bob Welsh Jr. and Bay Area Drummer Willy Jordan are sure to make for a perfect night with a wonderful amalgam of the Blues.
Elvin Bishop: Legendary solo axeman/songwriter and former Paul Butterfield Blues Band member. Elvin Bishop has created his own legend. Bishop is a good-hearted soul whose life mission is to entertain to the best of his ability. His muscular guitar provides the pulse, as his soulful slide ripples through R & B classics and rowdy blues alike. Rousing, down-home, feel-good music…spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide… Bishop’s a superb guitarist of great strength and skill…a rockin’ good time. www.elvinbishop.com
Bob Welsh Jr: Hailing from Covington, La. Bob moved to the Bay Area in his late teens, where he’s been part of the blues scene for almost twenty years. He started out in the Rusty Zinn band, and from there has backed up & toured with multiple luminaries all over the world, including Jackie Payne, Charlie Musselwhite, John Nemeth, Mark Hummel, Roy Gaines, Snooky Pryor, Pinetop Perkins, E.C. Scott, Kim Wilson, Billy Boy Arnold, Lazy Lester, James Harman, James Cotton, and many others. He has also recorded with many artists whose names can be found on the web. www.bobwelshjr.com
Willy Jordan Jr.: From international audiences and east to west in the US Willy Jordan has made his mark as a premier vocalist and drummer . His skills as a entertainer are a one of a kind & a site to witness. A short list of Mr. Jordan’s 30+ years body of work includes drumming singing and performing with Elvin Bishop, John Lee Hooker, Joe Louis Walker, Angela Streli, Earl Thomas, Eric Lindell and so many others. Local Northern California groups include A Case of the Willys! , The Bruthas, Motor Dude Zydeco, and many East Bay and San Francisco studio and club musicians. His approach is simple, “hit the note with every thang ya got!”.