Hunter & the Dirty Jacks, Tommy Odetto
Sunday, July 30th, 2017 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Brick and Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA $7 ADV / $10 DOS / Age 18 And Up Hunter & The Dirty Jacks Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are California-Crafted Rock & Roll - like smoky whiskey with phosphorescent ice cubes in a blues-tinted glass. Led by frontman Hunter Ackerman and flanked by guitar players Carmelo Bonaventura and Jon Siembieda, with Aaron Barnes grooving the bottom end on bass and Brian Lara keeping the rootsy tribal beats, this band has been packing roadhouses and clubs in every town from San Diego to Seattle to Denver. Signed to the world's leading independent record label, Spectra Music Group, the album "Single Barrel" is playing on 150+ radio stations, holds 14 television licensing deals including Discovery Networks, MTV, and E! Network, while live the band has been dazzling musical reviewers both nationally and internationally with "excellent instrumental execution and wild abandonment" (Monterey County Weekly) in addition to its "uncompromising energy and theatrical dominance" (Broke-Ass Stuart). Tommy Odetto Tommy Odetto picked up the guitar at 13 and was immediately obsessed. His inspiration came from the likes of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and many others . A fifth-generation native of Fairfax, CA - an area known for a diverse and rich music scene - teenage Odetto was known for sneaking into clubs to watch his favorite musicians like Danny Uzilevsky,Tom Finch and others play. At age 15 came a life altering experience when he got the chance to play with Carlos Santana. Since then, Odetto has played with Mike Landau, Gary Novak, Travis Carlton, Michael Carabello, Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester, Otis Scarecroe, Barry Sless,Michael Bluestein,Danny Uzilevsky,Jon Korty and many more. Toured North America with blues singer EC Scott, where he performed for one of his musical heroes, Buddy Guy at Buddy Guy's Legends club in Chicago. In 2011, Odetto was a semi-finalist in the King of the Blues contest, making it to the top 25 out of 4,000 competitors in the country. Although very busy with his band Soul Pie, Odetto is often known to sit in with other musicians and is welcomed onstage. His band is gaining a wide following in the Bay Area with its distinct funk/rock/blues sound.