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Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers!!!

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Old Ironsides is playing host to San Francisco’s Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Saturday night.

If you haven’t seen Nicki Bluhm perform before, you really should. Here’s your chance.

If you have seen Nicki Bluhm perform before, well, then, I don’t have to tell you. I’ll see you guys Saturday.

Mrs. Bluhm has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell and pretty much every other great leading lady of rock ’n’ roll.

She is reminiscent off all of them at times, while retaining a voice all her own — comforting, smoky, velvety, textured, whiskey-tinged, beautiful.

The Gramblers most recent album, “Driftwood,” features members of The Mother Hips (including her husband, front man Tim Bluhm), ALO, Railroad Earth, Jackie Greene, Dengue Fever and the Skinny Singers.

The songs are timeless, evocative of the past but certainly not doomed to repeat it. I wanna listen to this album with the windows rolled down, driving along a two-lane country highway to anywhere (with a slight buzz. Can I say that? Don’t drink and drive, kids!).

It’s Americana pop rock, with a little country and a lot of California soul. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this show.

Filling out the Jerry Perry Presents bill are Sacramento stalwarts Walking Spanish (as their CD release party) and Honyock, neither of which I know personally.

From Walking Spanish’s MySpace page: “Their songs pay homage to great artists of the past while moving forward in a genre-mixing, fist-pumping affair that brings audiences of all ages to their feet.” ( Andy Laughlin, Village Life)

From Honyock’s MySpace page: “Sounds like: Fun.” (They really don’t have much on their page, but one of their 348 friends is Dr. Dog, which is a very good sign.)

So come on out: Old Ironsides, Saturday night at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7.

See you on the dance floor.

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