Bass Player and Guitar Player Present Michael Landau Group featuring Reggie Hamilton with Special Guitar Guest Kirk Fletcher on Tuesday, July 21 at Yoshi’s Oakland—Win Tickets!
Reggie Hamilton’s credits include recording and performing with stars such as Gladys Knight, Sheila E., Stanley Clarke, Ricky Martin, Whitney Houston, and Enrique Iglesias. Major film scoring credits include Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Austin Powers II: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and 102 Dalmatians. Hamilton’s signature Jazz Bass is one of Fender’s most popular models because players want to get the kind of tones evident on Hamilton’s huge discography.
Yoshi’s Summertime Blues series takes place on Tuesdays, and the July 21st event features a virtuoso band led by Stratocaster master Michael Landau whose own session credits include Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Michael Jackson, and Rod Stewart. Landau has recently shared the stage in band projects with Robben Ford, Steve Gadd, and Jimmy Herring & Wayne Krantz. On July 21st, Landau’s band will include Hamilton on bass, Kirk Fletcher (Joe Bonamassa, Fabulous Thunderbirds) on second guitar, and Gary Novak (Chick Corea, Alanis Morissette, Ozzy Osbourne) on drums. This clearly a must-see show for serious music heads in the Bay Area!
“Michael Landau is one of the greatest Stratocaster players I’ve ever seen,” says GP’s Jude Gold. “There’s a lot of fire in his playing, but it’s also very sophisticated—like Jimi Hendrix-meets-Larry Carlton.” Landau also has many releases under his own name, the latest being Organic Instrumentals on Tone Center records. His music flows intensely, ranging from spooky ballads to rowdy rock and roll.
Reggie Hamilton’s chops, versatility, and emotional zeal make him a top bass call for sessions or live performance. When he joins Michael Landau’s group of masters for this special Summertime Blues performance at Yoshi’s, musical sparks will emanate from every instrument.
Make your plans to be at Yoshi’s in Oakland on the third Tuesday of July right now. Yoshi’s serves fine Japanese cuisine, and a limited menu will be available during the show. Make dinner reservations for the main dining room before the show to take advantage of everything Yoshi’s has to offer.
Watch a Fender Studio Session with the Michael Landau Group here:
Get more information and tickets here.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see BP Presents the Michael Landau Group featuring Reggie Hamilton click HERE and put “Hamilton” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to Yoshi’s in Oakland, California, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Tuesday, July 21. Best of luck. Again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
GP Presents Michael Landau Group Featuring Reggie Hamilton
Tuesday, July 21
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
7:30 doors; 8pm show. Buy tickets HERE.
Free Bass Player and Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa/Boogie pedal raffle.