B’Day & CD Release Party for JIM McCARTY – This SATURDAY (June 4th) at 8pm ..
Detroit’s guitar-hero, JIM McCARTY, is turning a year older and celebrating the release of a brand new solo CD “JIM McCARTY & Friends II. The disc like the earlier edition captures “Live” performances of McCARTY jamming at CALLAHAN’S with some of the finest musicians in the world. This disc features performances with TOMMY CASTRO, COCO MONTOYA, JOE LOUIS WALKER, NICK MOSS, JASON RICCI, and the late-great JOHNNY BASSETT. Click here to check out a preview of the CD.
The party will feature a JIM McCARTY & Friends session featuring fellow guitar-great GEORGE BEDARD. Advance tickets for the show are on sale and available by Clicking here. Ticket holders can pre-order an autographed copy of the CD to be picked up at the show. Fans wanting to purchase the CD only can pre-order a copy by clicking on the “T-Shirts & CD’s” tab in the header at the top of the page. Order will be filled and shipped beginning on Monday – June 6th with the general release of the CD.
Our Album of 2016 — “The Beautiful Lowdown” by CURTIS SALGADO
It’s less than half over, but we think we’ve found our album over the year. With a career more than 40+years, CURTIS SALGADO is no new comer. We knew he had soul, but his latest album is as close to perfection as it gets. Soaked with soul, drenched in the blues, funky with a little reggae/ska “The Beautiful Lowdown” is a modern-treasure and something we just don’t get sick listening too.
The disc is his second for Alligator and the follow up to “Soul Shot” which captured teh 2013 BMA for Soul Blues Album of the Year. The same year he captured the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award validating his incredible career which has included inspiring John Blueshi’s “Joilet Jake” character, fronting the Robert Cray band, and touring with Santana and Steve Miller.
We are excited to be hosting his Alligator CD Release Party for the album at CALLAHAN’S on WED – June 15th. Take a listen and grab some tickets for the soul party of the year via www.ATCALLAHANS.com.
The Beautiful Lowdown is a major step forward for SALGADO. “I wanted to write memorable songs with strong melodies that stick to you, and that’s what’s here.” He arrived at the studio with 17 originals and whittled the list down to 11, adding Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s Hook Me Up to close the set. Each track—from the Van Morrison-esque Nothing In Particular to the funk grooves of My Girlfriend to the driving Hard To Feel The Same About Love to the reggae-tinged Simple Enough—is delivered with the vocal power and passion of a musical master. Living Blues says, “SALGADO navigates dynamic soul, swaying balladry, and funky grooves with equal confidence. He is a formidable performer.”
Detroit’s serious listening room for the Music Lover!
CALLAHAN’S MUSIC HALL (CALLY’S) isn’t for everyone … it’s forthe real music lovers! Why are we the seroious listening room for the Motor City:
– Limited Seating Capacity … we seat a couple hundred not 1,000’s
– Up Close and Personal … sight lines and proximity so close you can see the colors of their eyes when they perform
– Great sound system … you can hear what their playing and what they’re singing
– Comfort … Solid food and bar service along with tables and chairs to enjoy the show
– Fellow Music Lovers … Everyone else in the place, like you, is there for the music!
It’s a formula that works! Atists such as Tab Benoit, Johnny Winter,Jimmie Vaughan, Junior Brown, Ronnie Earl, Jim McCarty, Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, and more grace our stage.