In its current Northern California incarnation, the show includes a first-rate two-piece horn section, vocal elements that derive from the Bay Areas’s legendary Cold Blood and one of Nor Cal’s best rhythm sections. Club fanciers of the Bay Area take notice when you drop names like Steve Dunne (lead guitar), Dana Moret (vocals), Danny Sandoval (sax), Larry Davis (keys), AJ Joyce (bass) and Dave Johnson (trumpet). Bryan Kilfoil (drums) and Brian Oden (rhythm guitar) round out this All-Star ensemble.
Peel consistently attracts this kind of playing muscle in every major metropolitan area he establishes himself. It happened in New York, it happened in LA, and now it’s happening in Northern California. The fans of blues music Blind Lemon Peel most seeks to engage are Sacramento’s blues cognoscenti, and he is confident that his understanding of where to draw the line will be seen as clear as good moonshine by the people in Sacramento who most care about this music.