Steve Gatz Blues Band

HopMonk Tavern presents

Steve Gatz Blues Band

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. fundraiser

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA


This event is 21 and over

Steve Gatz Blues Band
Steve Gatz Blues Band
A high energy “Chicago Style” blues band with a deep grove, featuring an accomplished cast of experienced bluesmen.

· Steve Gatz- harp, vocals, and band leader. Steve played with several bands in the 70s and played on stage with BB King, Otis Span, Luther tucker, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee, Charles Daniels, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield & more. Steve played with bands that opened for such greats as Albert King, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Janis Joplin and The Greatful Dead. Steve formed the Jellyroll blues Band with Larry Martin, Chuck Trujillo in 2003 adding Rich Kirsch in 2004. They changed their name to Steve Gatz & Double Shuffle in 2006.

· Larry Martin- drums. His double shuffle style is the heart of the band as it has been for so many others. Larry has an extensive blues career, recording, and touring with John Lee Hooker for 7 years which included appearances at the prestigous Carnegie Hall. Larry also played with many others including Charlie Musselwhite for 6 years, and Luther Tucker for 3 years. Over the years he backed other big names on stage such as Big Mama Thorton, Bo Diddley, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, and Mike Bloomfield.

· Chuck Trujillo- bass. Chuck is a dedicated, experienced blues bass player. He has worked with such greats as Sonny Rhodes, Phil Guy, Ron Thompson, and many others. He has also been a long time member of the “Bay Area Blues Society Allstars.” He played for John Lee Hooker for 4 years.

· Rich Kirch- lead guitar. A Chicago native, toured and recorded with Jimmy Dawkin’s blues band in the 70’s for 6 years. He later toured with the Jimmy Rogers blues band for 3 years. He also played and recorded with such greats as Junior Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Greg Almond, Walter Horton, and more. The great John Lee Hooker brought Rich to California and played lead guitar for John Lee for 13 years, touring and recording, until John’s death rounding out a common theme among these band members. He has been with Steve Gatz since 2004.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472