June 21, 2016 at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco.
About Nate Ginsberg:
His jazz experience comes from many years playing jazz, rock and rhythm and blues, with artists including Herbie Hancock, Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller and Larry Graham. He also also performed with members of Tower of Power, Cold Blood, Chaka Khan, Santana and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead.
Since then, Nate has played hundreds of jobs from jazz to Rhythm’n’Blues all around the Bay Area and currently works with many San Francisco artists. He now stays at home to guide his teenage son and teach music at 5 different lower elementary schools on the San Francisco Peninsula.
About Chris Cain:
Chris Cain:Chris Cain’s jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother’s Greek ancestry and his father’s soulful black heritage.
Cain was raised on stories of his father’s childhood upbringing on Memphis’ Historic Beale Street and attended his first B.B King concert at the tender age of three. Blues music played continuously on the home stereo and family outings were often trips to concerts. Cain recalls, “I remember when I was a kid, my Dad would be mowing the lawn with the stereo blasting Muddy Waters. When I look back, that was pretty cool! There was always music playing at our house, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all the greats.”
Larry Nager (syndicated Scripts-Howard music critic) writes, “Nowadays most young blues players are Strat-wielding Stevie Ray Vaughan-a-bes. Not Chris Cain. With a voice that recalls B.B. King and a thick toned Gibson guitar sound reminiscent of Albert King, Cain is forging a unique style. With his own highly personalized songwriting, “Hall Of Shame” is a giant step in the development of one of the most compelling young bluesmen on today’s scene.”
Through his guitar mastery and remarkable songwriting ability, Chris Cain has established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. And as San Jose Mercury News music reviewer John Orr writes, “more than anyone else, anywhere, Chris Cain represents the future of the blues.”