Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017, 7:30 pm Catfish Hodge at the Kitchen Sink Admission: $20
Hodge possesses a voice that can be heard miles away but can get so low and ethereal you’ll swear he’s singing through you. Few can compare with this man’s power and effect!
A mainstay on the American Blues music scene for close to five decades, Catfish found his calling while growing up in Detroit. He often snuck into Motown Records Hitsville studio to catch the Four tops and the Supremes while his contemporaries gravitated to the Beatles. In the late 1960’s he formed the Catfish Band and led them out of Detroit into national prominence. By 1973 Catfish had settled into Washington, DC, where he was packing them in at Desperado’s, Childe Harold and the Cellar Door with what the Washington City Paper describes as “his cheerfully muscular blues and rockin’ boogie.” He became a regular opener for Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat, who also started showing up on his recordings. When he formed the Chicken Legs Band in 1981, he was joined by Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Richie Hayward, Kenny Gradney and Sam Clayton. Their final tour hit 21 cities and sold out every one.
In 1982 Catfish had headed west to California where he lived for the next 17 years.Along with Paul Barrere, Fish formed the Bluesbusters in 1984. They recorded two albums for Landslide Records and toured for many years until Little Feat was reformed in the late 1980s. Fish has 24 albums to his credit, comprised almost totally of original material. His first album of children’s songs, Adventures at Catfish Pond, was released in 1996 and won the NAPA Golden Award. His most recent album is the highly regarded “Communication” blues album, recorded with his stellar group of Virginia musicians, released in 2006. In October of 2011, Fish and the Funky Monks de Santa Fe, performed to a full house and a turn away crowd at the Legal Tender in Lamy featuring top local musicians Jono Manson, Mark Clark, Chris Ishee, Justin Bransford.
Jono Manson opens the show.