The GG Amos Band with Greg Sankovich on keyboards and Randy Odell on drums takes the stage this Sunday in our Canyon Moonlight series…
Guitarist / Vocalist GG Amos is an artist in the West Coast Blues tradition, raised in Sacramento and now based in San Francisco. Sheâ€™s honed her craft as a songwriter and entertainer utilizing the soul, jazz, funk and latin elements that make west coast blues what it is.
For the past 26 years GG has earned a reputation as a riveting performer with a distinctive, expressive guitar style and an emotionally charged fluid voiceâ€¦always emphasizing soulful communication with her audience. Her guitar influences include Carlos Santana, Johnny â€˜Guitarâ€™ Watson, Magic Sam, Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny.
As a vocalist, her influences have been many but says she learned more about expression, timing and phrasing from the great Louis Armstrong than any other singer. GGâ€™s original songs are her main focus these days, along with an emphasis on soulful communication with audiences. She has also earned a reputation as a top notch entertainer.
Over the years, GG has performed with such legends as John Lee Hooker, Jimmy McCracklin, the late Lowell Fulson, Guitar Shorty, the late Johnnie Heartsman, Karen Lawrence and Duffy Bishop. She has opened for Koko Taylor, Sista Monica, Elvin Bishop and Lenny Williams.
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