McKinley James House Concert, Friday, January 19

McKinley James (& band) will play at our place on Friday, January 19 (doors 7PM, show 8PM).  If you’re not familiar with this 16-year-old guitarist/singer from Rochester, NY, here’s a brief intro from his website:

McKinley’s father, drummer Jason Smay (Los Straitjackets, JD McPherson Band) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household.  He started on the Hammond organ at 7 but discovered his passion for guitar at 10.  His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding.  He started performing in Rochester blues and jazz clubs at age 13 and has performed with Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson.   McKinley is also the face of the latest Eric Church album, appearing in his music videos, and the cover of Church’s latest record, “Mr. Misunderstood”.

Here are a few videos to check out:

“Cowboys To Girls” at the Blues City Deli

McKinley James and the Two Hi Risers

“Have Love Will Travel” (with JD McPherson)

At Lilac Fest 2016

Suggested donation for this show is $18 adv/$20 DOS per person. As always, all of this donated money goes to the band. To make a reservation, EMAIL REPLY ASAP (include number in your party).  Recently we have maxed out on house concert reservations fairly quickly (sometimes within a few hours!) so please reply quickly if you’d like to attend.

Once you’ve replied, we’ll send you an email that will confirm your reservation and provide details about how to pay and the usual info about directions/parking and food/drink.

This will be fun.

Rick & Nancy Wood
Wood House Concerts

PS- Previous house concert performer, Alanna Royale will play at Off Broadway on Friday, February 16…come out and show the love.