Loralee Christensen, vocals
Ricc Sandoval, guitar
Henry Salvia, piano
Paul Olguin, bass
John Hanes, drums
Byob and a twenty for the band.
All ages welcome!
Loralee is a soul singer well known and loved on the North Bay music scene for three decades or more. She’s performed with soul legend Bettye Lavette, Clarence Clemons (The E-Street Band), Mickey Thomas (The Starship, Elvin Bishop) and Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis & the News).
Ricc Sandoval on guitar has been a mainstay on the Bay Area scene, playing with Katherine Chase, and most recently Shana Morrison.
Drummer John Hanes plays a very active role in the local improv music scene, playing with the likes of Pihillip Greenleif, John Schott, Myles Boisen and many others. His work with Pearl Harbor and the Explosions is the stuff of legend. He also plays with Victor Krummenacher of Camper Van Beethoven & Monks of Doom fame.
Henry Salvia may be the busiest piano man in the business. He has played with Mettallica, Johnny Colla and The Flying Salvis, with his wife and muse Kathleen Salvia.
Loralee is in good hands with Paul Olguin, whose credits include live and recording work with Mazzy Star, Maria Muldaur, Victor Krummenacher and Shana Morrison.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site