From the Hum: You Thought You Were Staying Home Tonight? Think Again


Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday You've got two, count 'em, two gigs to chose from on a Tuesday night. Go figure.

First, Wil Blades, San Francisco Bay Area's first call organist, debuts his new trio at the Jambalaya. Blades has been named in the Downbeat critics poll under "Rising Star" for organ every year since 2006, keeping the established sounds of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young and "Groove" Holmes alive, while adding his own spark to the fire. In his fast-rising career, Blades has performed and recorded with John Lee Hooker, Joe Louis Walker, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Herbie Lewis and so many others, it would take this entire page to list them all. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., cover is $10, age is 21-and-over.

Here's Blades and Billy Martin at a prior Jam gig:

Over at Arcata Playhouse, the American roots band Red Molly returns in support of the band's latest effort, Light in the Sky. This upbeat, energetic female trio delivers lush, distinctive three-part harmonies with vocals reminiscent of Natalie Merchant and Patty Griffin. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $18 general, $16 Playhouse and Humboldt Folklife Society members, and are available at Wildwood Music, Wildberries or 822-1575. 

Please enjoy Red Molly's "Hello Goodbye," below.

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