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Chris Cain to perform at Sounds of Summer concert

World-renowned blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Cain will perform as part of Rancho Murieta Country Club’s Sounds of Summer concert series in Rancho Murieta, 7000 Alameda Drive, on Saturday, July 30. Cain’s latest release is his Alligator Records debut CD, “Raisin’ Cain.” With more than three decades of worldwide touring and 14 acclaimed previous albums, Cain has earned his reputation as both a dynamic live performer and a musician’s musician. His jazz-informed blues guitar playing is fiery, emotional and always unpredictable. His vocals — gruff, lived-in and powerful — add fuel to the fire. His indelible original songs keep one foot in the blues tradition and both eyes on the future.
RANCHO MURIETA, CA
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Bluesdays returns Albert Castiglia, Chris Cain; debuts Laurie Morvan, Aki Kumar, Eddie 9V

Some longtime favorites along with some rising newcomers will be featured at 12 shows this summer at Bluesdays in the Village of Palisades Tahoe. The free Tuesday event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is slated to be held from June 14 through Aug. 30. Each show from the nationally touring bands is one to savor, especially considering the tumultuous times. The 2020 season was wiped out by the Coronavirus and the 2021 season was shortened by the heavy smoke and threat of wildland fires.
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Blues artist Chris Cain performing at Village Theatre

Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is hosting longtime blues Chris Cain for an evening performance later this week. Cain has toured for nearly three decades, and produced 14 albums during a prolific career as a guitarist and vocalist. "Chris Cain is often known as the musician's musician," Village Theatre...
DANVILLE, CA
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Chris Cain returns to Jefferson

“Chris Cain? Now that boy can PLAY the guitar!” –B.B. King. “Chris Cain is a hot-shot guitarist and a singer with the maturity of blues masters like Bobby Bland and B.B. King.” –The Washington Post. “Hands down my favorite blues player on the scene today. He’s...
JEFFERSON, TX
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Chris Cain to perform live in Fresno

World-renowned blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Cain will perform at The Painted Table Event Center in Fresno on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Cain’s latest release is his Alligator Records debut CD, "Raisin’ Cain." With more than three decades of worldwide touring and 14 acclaimed previous albums, Cain has earned his reputation as both a dynamic live performer and a musician’s musician.
FRESNO, CA
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'That boy can play the guitar': Chris Cain to perform at Auburn State Theatre

CHRIS CAIN Date and time: Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. Where: Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn Reserved seating: $30 plus $6 fees Box office: AuburnStateTheatre.org or 530-885-0156. Crowd pleaser Chris Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis-style electric blues when he plays the Auburn State Theatre on...
AUBURN, CA
Mountain Democrat

Chris Cain celebrates album release with a live show

SUTTER CREEK — World-renowned blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Cain will celebrate the release of his Alligator Records debut CD, “Raisin’ Cain,” with a live performance at the Sutter Creek Theatre Saturday, Nov. 20. With more than three decades of worldwide touring and 14 acclaimed previous albums, Cain has...
SUTTER CREEK, CA
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November Saxophone Month + Chris Cain & Dr. John

Chicago native Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show heard in more than 40 states and nearly 40 countries; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. In 2020, Chris received first place in Special Program from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, as well as first place in DJ Personality Air Check for Night Train.
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Chris Cain at Harrah’s Tuesday Night Blues

Chris Cain returns for the first time in three years to Harrah’s Tuesday Night Blues on Aug. 30. Cain, with the Buddy Emmer Blues Band. Three sets, starting at 8 p.m. Free on the casino floor at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
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Bluesdays: Chris Cain

Chris Cain plays Bluesdays in The Village at Squaw Valley on Tuesday, July 27. Cain has played at Bluesdays more than any other performer. During the lockdown, he signed with Alligator Records and his album, “Raisin’ Cain” has remained high on the blues charts for months. “That little gig at...
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Perfect Bluesdays of summer, Chris Cain next

Chris Cain, the truest Bluesdays artist of them all, returns to the Tuesday show in The Village at Squaw Valley on July 27. Cain has played at Bluesdays more than any other performer. “That little gig at Squaw Valley has been one of the real joys of my playing days,”...
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Bluesdays: Chris Cain

Chris Cain plays Bluesdays at Palisades Tahoe. “That little gig at Squaw Valley has been one of the real joys of my playing days,” Chris Cain said. “I’ve never played anywhere where everybody’s so happy. My band is like a bunch of flowers and if you put water on them, they just bloom. Those folks there are just so receptive to stuff. My band just played their brains out when they’d go there.”
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Chris Cain On the Joy He Gets From Playing Blues Over Three Decades

Longtime Blues artist talks about his new album Raisin’ Cain and how he came into the blues while growing up in San Jose. Chris Cain has been giving fans rich, soulful blues music for more than three decades. The Blues guitarist performs around the word, but he discovered his passion for blues in his hometown of San Jose. The same day his father taught him how to tie his shoes, he also gave Chris his first guitar lesson. Cain went on to study jazz at San Jose City College. Now, he's releasing his 15th album, "Raisin’ Cain" from Alligator Records, which comes out tomorrow.
SAN JOSE, CA
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LISTEN: Chris Cain, “Can’t Find a Good Reason”

In Their Words: “We recorded the Raisin’ Cain album at Kid Andersen’s Greaseland studio and I just had the changes to this song. Before we left Greaseland I said, ‘We’ll just record this one real fast and we’ll see what I can do with it later.’ Greg Rahn (keys) said, ‘Does this have a bridge?’ It didn’t, yet, so I just made one up real quick. We recorded the music to it and I added the intro to it that it has on there. When I got home I wrote the lyric based on personal stuff that you just store up in your mind and recorded the vocals the next day at Greaseland. Kid and I were in there and I added the vocals with the lyric I just wrote. I get to the part that goes ‘It really is nobody’s fault, we both tried hard to make it, but as hard as we try, we end up having to fake it.’ There’s a big blank spot right there and I told Kid, ‘Wait, I gotta write more words to it.’ Kid said, ‘Why don’t you just put whoa whoa whoa whoa, right there.’ I did and that’s how it turned out. I really wasn’t just trying to fake it.” — Chris Cain.
SAN JOSE, CA
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The Chris Cain Quartet celebrates a virtual album release

The Center for the Arts is serving up a soulful stew of Memphis-style electric blues with the Chris Cain Quartet. On Friday, April 9, Chris Cain, Greg Rahn, Steve Evans and Sky Garcia will celebrate the release of Cain’s latest album, Raisin’ Cain live From The Center. Powerfully deep vocals...
GRASS VALLEY, CA
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Chris Cain To Release Alligator Debut RAISIN' CAIN On April 9

World-renowned blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Cain will release his Alligator Records debut album, Raisin' Cain, on Friday, April 9, 2021. The album features 12 originals, each showcasing Cain's fiery musicianship and deft, memorable songwriting skills. According to Cain, who recently received two Blues Music Award nominations (for Contemporary Blues Male Artist Of The Year and Best Guitarist), "These are the best pack of tunes I've ever written."
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