Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis

Michael Ray

Sunday, February 25

8:00 pm

Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

Sacramento, CA

$20 adv $25 dos

Tinsley Ellis
Tinsley Ellis
Tinsley Ellis, born June 4, 1957, is an American blues and rock musician.
Michael Ray
Michael Ray
Michael Ray is not your typical blues musician. While steeped in the genre's tradition, he is clearly the product of a different era. Combining searing guitar and primal vocals with a unique approach to lyrics and consummate musicianship, Ray's take on blues is influenced by as much by Lauren Hill and Bill Hicks as it is by Robert Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
  Picking up the guitar and harmonica as a child, Michael attended a national award winning Rio Americano high school music program where he performed at Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inauguration and The Monterey Jazz Festival. A commitment to music as a full time career came in 2014, resulting in a rapid ascent through Sacramento's thriving music scene. What followed was a year that totalled over 200 gigs in countless venues and ended in a Sammie nomination.
  Today Michael has a weekly blues show at the historic Torch Club and hosts the biggest open mic in Sacramento. He released a live album in July of 2016 and was recently featured on the cover of Submerge Magazine.
  Michael Ray is on a mission to change what you think of the blues and has no plans of slowing down. A studio EP is in the works to be released before the end of the year and he is branching out to new markets like Seattle, Portland, Nevada, and San Francisco.
Venue Information:
Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts
2700 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA, 95816
https://bstreettheatre.org/shows/?series=music