The Insomniacs are waking up the West Coast with a fresh outlook on vintage blues. This Jump Blues band ignites a party wherever they perform as they consistently fill the dance floor with a groove that is layered with taste, soul, and an authentic style melded with a traditional blend of jump, blues and roots rock & roll.
The band is fronted by one of the hottest young bluesmen around: 25-year-old Vyasa Dodson, who leads the band with his own fresh take on vintage West Coast blues. His song writing, guitar playing and vocals bring to mind classic blues tradition viewed through the eyes of a youthfully energetic performer coming of age in the 21st century.
Vyasa is backed by a group of established pros who create a powerful and dynamic sound that keeps people dancing until the wee hours of the morning: Dean Mueller on bass, Alex Shakeri on keyboards and Dave Melyan on drums. Collectively this rhythm section has shared the stage with notable national acts such as Louisiana Red, Rich Delgrosso, Phil Wiggins, Daryl Davis, and Paul Delay.
The Insomniacs have quickly established themselves amongst the top tier acts on the west coast, as evidenced by their recent signing by Delta Groove Productions. In their brief time together they’ve already shared a number of highlights and honors, including sharing Cascade Blues Association awards podium in 2006 with artists such as Keb’ Mo’, Curtis Salgado, Paul Delay, DK Stewart, Duffy Bishop, Reggie Houston, Lloyd Jones, and Jimi Bott as they accepted the Muddy Award for “Best New Act” of 2006.
Their debut CD on Delta Groove, “Left Coast Blues”, has raised their profile via radio airplay and numerous rave reviews. True to their reputation, “Left Coast Blues” combines various flavors of slow blues, jump, swing, rock and roll, twists, and shuffles that will keep you on your feet 'til the party's over.
Show starts at 8 PM. Cover is $8 at the door.