"... a good, solid, swinging blues band that plays a lot of different
kinds of material with taste and sometimes elegance, too ... all
in all, this is a superior band."
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator
"A tight ensemble sound and an
eclectic, open-ended approach, with lyrics sparkled with contemporary
"... a band that's at their best
when they're swinging and jumping all over the place, and they let
it all hang out ..."
Good Times Magazine
Red Beans & Rice have been a musical
institution in the Monterey Bay area since 1993. Specializing in
up-tempo danceable blues, and drawing on a variety of American roots
music influences, their unique sound is filled with honesty and
a respect for the blues, and has earned them quite a reputation.
Their captivating blend of Chicago, Texas swing, Louisiana, contemporary
and original music has garnered them numerous awards. Regulars at
nightclubs and major festivals throughout California and Nevada,
Red Beans & Rice have five CDs to their name, featuring their unique
original compositions as well as some covers of lesser-known classics.
- Grand Winners
BEST BLUES BAND
JJ's Blues Talent Search
BEST NEW BLUES BAND in Northern California
South Bay Blues Society
BEST LOCAL BAND IN MONTEREY
A dozen times over!
1995-2006, 2008 Monterey County Weekly
Red Beans & Rice Band Members:
Saxes, Flute, Vocals & Percussion
Guitar, Congas & Vocals
Keyboards & Vocals
Red Beans & Rice have performed with:
Ms. Taylor P. Collins
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
John Lee Hooker
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
and many, many others....