Sacramento-based and internationally acclaimed guitar and harmonica driven blues band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats had a banner year in 2018. This awesome group won several Blues Music Awards from the Memphis-based Blues Foundation. Including Band of the Year, Traditional Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere.” NOW in 2019, they have again been nominated!
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats sound is an eminently dance-able high powered celebration. The band performs Rick’s well-known, well-loved songs “My Next Ex-Wife” and “If You Dig It, Don’t Do It,” as well as crowd thrilling material from the whole Nightcats crew.
Bandleader and singer Rick Estrin ranks among the best blues harp players and is in the tradition of masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs. He has been nominated for the 2019 Contemporary Male Artist of the Year. Says Downbeat:
“Rick Estrin sings and writes songs like the brightest wiseguy in all of bluesland and blows harmonica as if he learned at the knee of Little Walter.”
Joining Estrin is his band The Nightcats, including keyboardist Lorenzo Farrell, guitarist Christoffer “Kid” Andersen and drummer Alex Petersen. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats’ newest album is the 2018 BMA nominated “Groovin’ in Greaseland,” featuring 13 original songs. Their previous album, “You Asked For It – Live!” has all the feel and fun of a Rick Estrin & The Nightcats LIVE performances!