Elvin Bishop is a legend that brought the blues influences he picked up in Chicago to Northern California in the ’60s, and never looked back. Career highlights include seminal work in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, recordings with John Lee Hooker and the Allman Brothers Band, and solo hits “Travelin’ Shoes” and “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” Bishop released his first live concert DVD, That’s My Thing: Elvin Bishop Live in Concert in October, and the Blues Foundation nominated it for Best Blues DVD of 2012. Bishop’s got a huge bag of authentic licks that local players will want to pick up, especially those interested in sponging some slide moves in standard tuning.
Check out Barry Cleveland’s insightful conversation with Bishop about playing slide from GP’s October 2010 issue here.
Dig a classic clip of Bishop ripping “Traveling Shoes” in 1975 here.
Now grab your tickets to come watch Bishop make his 1959 Gibson ES-345 “Red Dog” speak volumes at Bob Weir’s kickass new Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA.!
Guitar Player Presents:
Friday, February 8th at the Sweetwater Music Hall
7pm doors; 8pm show; All Ages (no babes in arms)
Buy $27 advance tickets here.
19 Corte Madera Ave Mill Valley, CA 94941
Box Office 415-388-1100 - Office 415-388-3850
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario and Planet Waves accessories!
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Elvin Bishop click HERE and put Bishop in the subject of your email. Winner must provide own transportation to the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on February 8th.