The Robert Johnson SA Sessions with Texas Johnny Boy, The Mighty Orq, SA Blue Cats

San Antonio Blues Society Presents

The Robert Johnson SA Sessions with Texas Johnny Boy, The Mighty Orq, SA Blue Cats

The Mighty Orq, The S.A. Blue Cats

Sat, November 19, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15.00 - $60.00

This event is all ages

Texas Johnny Boy
Texas Johnny Boy
If you are looking for a band that knows how to control the volume, thank you for coming to the right place. I am Texas Johnny Boy. I make my full time living as a musician with my own band.

I do a tremendous amount of private parties and corporate shows. I work at many area restaurants and night clubs and have built up a sizeable advertising email list. I normally perform as a four piece band and I perform as a 2 to a 10 piece band with full horn section too. My band can play very loud but we can play the same exact music at an extremely low volume.

If in front of us there’s a restaurant full of people eating dinner (some of them being only 3 feet away) they can enjoy their dinner, cocktails and conversations without being interrupted. It’s what I call “knowing how to work the room”. At nightclubs and large outdoor theaters we will play much louder.

I hire many different musicians to work in my band. For each job, I pick the players that I know will work best for the event. How we dress depends on the type of special event we are doing. Normally, I like the band to dress sharp. I do shows all over Texas (mostly the Houston area, as I live here) and in other cities, states and countries.

Being a multi-instrumentalist allows me to cover a lot of ground in old school Rhythm & Blues music. I am primarily a vocalist and I play harmonica, flute and saxophones. I like to keep it entertaining and multi-dimensional. I love doing background music and I love it when it’s time to turn it up and party (whichever, you would like). Please go to the “videos” tab and take a look at a few louder shows.
The Mighty Orq
The Mighty Orq
Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won multiple awards, released six albums, and an instructional DVD for solo resonator slide guitar. He is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in the American Roots Music genres.

Always known as a stand-out guitarist and vocalist, over the last 13 years Orq has matured both as a writer and arranger. Where early-on the musical emphasis was on raucous drum and guitar lines, now Orq takes a more song-centered approach letting songs dictate the instrumentation rather than the other way around . New compositions such as “Love In A Hurricane,” “Say It With Silence,” and the Weissenborn instrumental “Cannon Ball” from the forthcoming album entitled “Love In A Hurricane” feature an experienced composer, instrumentalist, and singer beginning to reach his stride.
The S.A. Blue Cats
The S.A. Blue Cats
The S.A. Blue Cats are an eclectic assemblage of musicians with varying styles of interpreting blues. They have over 200 years experience between them. The San Antonio based band is multi-instrumental featuring guitars, horns, harmonica, accordion, keyboard and four featured vocalists. The band carries a repertoire including all forms of American Blues and blues based music. They perform all styles of traditional and contemporary blues along with samplings of R & B, zydeco, roots rock, jazz and country.

The S.A. Blue Cats have opened for renowned artists such as Doyle Bramhall and Guitar Shorty and have shared the stage with W.C. Clark, Rob Roy Parnell, Larry Lange and the Lonely Knights, Seth Walker, Omar Dykes, Shelley King and Pinetop Perkins.

The band has been featured at the Luckenbach Blues Festival from 2008-2010, Luminaria S.A. from 2008-2011, The City South Arts Festival 2008 and 2010, Cibolo Nature Center's Concert Series, various San Antonio Fiesta events including the honor of playing on the 2011 Fiesta Commission's boat in the Texas Cavalier's River Parade as well as many other events and benefits for various causes. The band is also a member of the Texas Music Coalition and the San Antonio Blues Society.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215