Levi's Workshop w/ special guest DANIEL CASTRO

Twin Oaks Roadhouse presents

Levi's Workshop w/ special guest DANIEL CASTRO

Special guest Nick Gravenites

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Twin Oaks Roadhouse

Penngrove, CA


This event is 21 and over

Levi's Workshop w/ special guest DANIEL CASTRO
Levi's Workshop w/ special guest DANIEL CASTRO

“Daniel Castro is one of the most dynamic blues guitarists performing in the West Coast.” --Willie Brown, President, Sacramento Blues Society

“He’s got that real deal feel. Daniel Castro is a great musician
and entertainer.” -- Elvin Bishop

“Daniel Castro is the latest and one of the greatest blues guitarists to come bursting out of the highly competitive West Coast scene. To the classic music of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins he has added the three T’s taste, tone, and technique. His raw passion warms your soul while his deep groove kicks your butt on fine, fresh originals and well chosen covers.”
Dave Rubin -- Guitar Player Magazine


At "Levi's Workshop", we want to capture the relaxed feel of an after hours musician's hang, with a great house band welcoming special guests to sit in. Not a typical Blues Jam, but a place to hear a variety of styles and have players stretch with others with whom they don't normally collaborate....

Levi's Workshops are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month. Music lovers and musicians are encouraged to attend these free events, but participation is by invitation only.

Levi Lloyd - Guitar/Vocals
Mark Chole - Bass
Cedric Wilmott - Drums
Bob McBain - Keys

And Special Guest Artists!

Previous Guest Artists include:

Adam Bernie - Keys
Adrian Trevino - Drums/Guitar/Vocals
Alvon Johnson - Guitar/Vocals
Annie Scherer - Vocals
Bonita Capps - Vocals
Cedric Wilmott - Drums
Cliff Conway - Sax
Daniel Castro - Guitar/Vocals
Dave Hoover - Harmonica/Vocals
Dave Schrader - Sax
David Aguilar - Guitar/Vocals
David Scott - Sax/Vocals
Donny Mederos - Bass
Doug Robinson - Keys/Melodica/Drums
Gary Vogensen - Guitar/Vocals
Geoff Whyte - Drums
Glenn McNulty - Sax/Harmonica/Vocals
Glenn Sulllivan - Trumpet
Gus Scherer - Guitar
Jane Fossgreen - Sax
Jason Huybers - Guitar/Vocals
Jody Counter - Guitar/Vocals
Joe Hammons - Guitar
Dr. Joel Rudinow - Keys/Vocals
John Allair - Piano/Vocals
John-Paul McLean - Bass
Larry Natalini - Guitar
Mark Benanti - Guitar
Michael Barclay - Guitar
Mike Henderson - Guitar/Vocals
Mikey Cannon - Drums
Ms Taylor P Collins - Vocals
Mz Dee Logwood - Vocals
Natasha James - Guitar/Vocals
Peter Welker - Trumpet
Randy Quan - Guitar
Regina Leonard - Vocals
Rich Kirch - Guitar
Richelle Hart - Vocals
Rick Cutler - Drums
Roger Volz - Sax/Vocals
Scott Charter - Drums
Scott Taylor - Drums
Sherman Blackwell - Vocals
Sky - Harmonica/Vocals
Steve Canali - Guitar
Steve Judkins - Harmonica
Steve Long - Trumpet
Ted Sierak - Congas
Tia Carroll - Vocals
Tom Buckman - Bass
Tom "Tree" Territo - Bass/Vocals
Volker Strifler - Guitar/Vocals
Willard Blackwell - Vocals
Special guest Nick Gravenites
Special guest Nick Gravenites
According to author and pop music critic Joel Selvin, Gravenites is "the original San Francisco connection for the Chicago crowd." Gravenites is credited as a "musical handyman" helping such San Francisco bands as Quicksilver Messenger Service and Janis Joplin's first solo group, the Kosmic Blues Band.

Gravenites also worked extensively with John Cipollina after producing the first Quicksilver Messenger Service album. He and Cipollina formed the Nick Gravenites–John Cipollina Band which toured a lot in Europe.

Gravenites was also a songwriter for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which consisted of Elvin Bishop, Paul Butterfield, and Michael Bloomfield, then formed The Electric Flag with Butterfield guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Gravenites is also responsible for writing the score for The Trip, produced the music for the movie Steelyard Blues.

He produced the pop hit "One Toke Over the Line" for Brewer & Shipley and the album Right Place, Wrong Time for Otis Rush, for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award. Together with John Kahn, Gravenites produced the album 'Not mellowed with Age' by Southern Comfort. Over the years, Gravenites would often use pianist Pete Sears in his band "Animal Mind", including on his 1980 Blue Star album on which Sears played keyboards and bass. They also played together in front of 100,000 people on Earth Day 1990 at Crissy Field, San Francisco. Sears also joined him for a tour of Greece.

He still performs live in northern California. Gravenites was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame in 2003 for his song "Born In Chicago". He recently toured with the Chicago Blues Reunion and a new Electric Flag Band.
Venue Information:
Twin Oaks Roadhouse
5475 Old Redwood Hwy
Penngrove, CA, 94951