San Jose blues great to perform 4 in-person Bay Area shows

Chris Cain has been a mainstay on the Bay Area blues scene for well over 40 years.

Yet, the San Jose native believes he’s now reached a new point in his career with the release of “Raisin’ Cain.”

“I’m playing and writing better than ever before. I can say more with less,” Cain says of the new album, which marks his debut on the legendary Chicago label Alligator Records. “And I’m as excited to be making music today as I was when I was a teenager.

“More than ever before, I just play what I feel.”

Cain sounds strong on the new album, which was recorded by Kid Andersen at his Greaseland Studio in San Jose and features bassist Steve Evans, keyboardist/organist Greg Rahn and drummers Sky Garcia and D’Mar Martin.

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Will this be the first major Bay Area concert to occur in 2021?

The award-winning vocalist-guitarist supports “Raisin’ Cain” with four Bay Area shows.

He performs June 25 at the San Mateo Elks Lodge in San Mateo (6:30 p.m., $20-$25,; June 26 at the Empress Theatre in Vallejo (8 p.m., $20-$30,; July 3 at Poor House Bistro in San Jose (7 p.m., $20-$120, email for reservations,; and July 8 at the Summer Sounds Concert Series at Lesher Center for the Arts — Rudney Plaza in Walnut Creek (5:30 p.m., free but tickets are required, reservations excepted beginning June 16,


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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