Willie Pipkin & Friends w/ Henri Herbert & Vin Mott @9:30pm – midnight – $5 cover at the door @9pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
Willie Pipkin‘s sound is based on blues, but he gets to play bluegrass and swing music too. He’s dabbled a little bit in jazz, but he won’t say he’s a jazz guitar player. He really likes playing rock n’ roll and all kinds of roots music. He has multiple residencies all over town as a side man, and a couple under his own name. He can be counted on to have the cream of the crop of other musicians playing with him.
Henri Herbert is a piano-playing phenomenon, and definitely one of the most sought after boogie woogie blues piano men in the world. His video of Henri’s Boogie has racked up an incredible 18 million YouTube hits. Following successful tours of the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Spain and France, showcases at SXSW 2016, two critically acclaimed EPs, live sessions for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music and Jazz FM and opening for Richard Hawley, Herbert is firmly establishing himself as one to watch.
“Straight-up, muscular blue-collar blues,” says the UK’s Blues & Rhythm magazine when describing the sound of Vin Mott’s style from his first hit release entitled “Quit the Women for the Blues” (2017). Vin is currently a rising star out of Austin, TX music scene by way of New Jersey who is building a reputation in Texas and on the East Coast for his loyalty to the authentic traditional sounds of the Chicago, Memphis, and Delta style blues which is only matched by his talent as a singer/harmonica/band leader and hard work ethic. In 2019 Vin Mott released his sophomore album entitled “Rogue Hunter” which again received worldwide radio play and praises from the blues world’s top publications as well as an all DIY EP called “Country Blues In Quarantine” released in 2020. “Mott’s muscular harp is tough and heartfelt and complements his vocal clarity,” said Making A Scene.