Cotuit Center for the Arts presents Cape Cod’s longtime favorite roots and blues legend George Gritzbach and his Band on Saturday, 15, at 7:30 PM.
Strongly rooted in roots and rhythm and blues music, and known for his innovative originals and inventive takes on classic tunes, Gritzbach studied under guitar great Rev. Gary Davis early in his career.
Gritzbach has played with such musical greats at B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, and others in a variety venues: nightclubs, performing arts centers, festivals, and more. Over the years, he has toured the US, Canada, and Europe, and his previous album, “The Sweeper,” was released on labels in Europe.
This concert will feature songs from his soon-to-be released all-original CD, “Roots, Rhythm & Blues.”
Gritzbach is backed by a seasoned rhythm section featuring Scott Lariviere on bass and back-up vocals, Christian McCarthy on drums, and Johnny Menezes on keyboards. They will be joined by the newly formed “Hot Gritz Hornz” featuring Peter Murray on saxophone, John Wolf on trombone, and Grant Eagleson on trumpet. Also joining Gritzbach for this concert is a gospel-style vocal chorus, which will debut showcasing harmonies and back-up vocals.
The Washington Post called Gritzbach an “exceptional songwriter” and described a recent CD as “as good and surprising as he is in person, with wonderful original material and knock-out slide guitar work.” The Boston Globe called Gritzbach a “sizzling hot, no-holds barred electric bluesman” and “one of the finest guitar players in America.” Frets Magazine wrote “exquisitely gritty and gravely on one cut, mellow and clear on the next…excellent vocal style.”
Saturday, September 15
Tickets $30, $25 for balcony seats
$5 discount for members. $2 discount for seniors