Polly O’Keary is today’s blues woman, rooted in tradition, but informed by the 21st Century. Pulling in influences from zydeco, country, funk, jazz, rockabilly, surf and rock and roll, she and her trio, Polly O’Keary and The Rhythm Method bring a searing and joyful performance of today’s blues to audiences across the U.S. and Canada.
Music at 8:00 PM at The Alamo. $5.00 at the door.
As a co-founder (w/ brother Bill Clifton) of Fresno’s The MoFo Party Band, John Clifton has solidified himself as one of Central California’s most in demand Blues frontmen since he started in the late ’80’s. His from-the-gut vocal and harmonica presence and high energy performances have captivated audiences worldwide. Hitting the road hard since the early days and performing over 150 dates a year, John regularly tours in the U.S. and has headlined some of the most well known venues and festivals throughout Europe such as the Beersel Blues Festival in Belgium, and the Blues Express and Polish Boogie Festivals, both in Poland. He has also electrified audiences on festivals and in venues throughout the islands of New Zealand and Fiji! Most recently in 2017, The John Clifton Blues Band headlined at The Mount Dora Blues & Groove Fest in Florida and The Blierock Blues Fest in The Netherlands. John’s reputation and performances have earned him the respect of many of the greats as he has been invited on stage with the likes of James Cotton, Rod Piazza, Tommy Castro, John Mayall, Huey Lewis, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Luther Tucker, Kim Wilson, Billy Boy Arnold, James Harman, and Rusty Zinn.
John brings his Rip Cat Records “The Nightlife” CD Tour to The Alamo in Downtown Springfield. Music at 8:00 PM. $5 cover charge