Tue Dec 13 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Moe's Alley

1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065

$35 / $40

Ages 21+

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Moe's Alley is proud to present a special night with Eric Lindell and Anson Funderburgh!

Tuesday, December 13th
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
$35 in advance / $40 day of show
21+

ANSON FUNDERBURGH
For close to 50 years, those words pretty well sum up Funderburgh’s life and love of just being “in the moment” when he’s on stage coaxing some of the very best blues guitar sounds in the world from his Fender Stratocaster.

In the moment indeed. That’s where Funderburgh lives every day. “I’m just a simple country boy,” he says. But this is one country boy who felt the call of the blues early on and turned his love of country music into blistering blues that tell the tale of the working man. The every-day, simple man. People just like Funderburgh himself.

Funderburgh isn’t like a lot of other musicians and performers. He shuns the spotlight….  He’s not big on small talk, either. He’s more than happy to let his guitar do all the talking. And man, do people listen. At 5’9, Funderburgh is an unassuming figure. With his understated Southern manners and laid-back conversational style, it would be easy to mistake him as a wallflower.

Until he straps on his Strat.

That’s when he says all he needs to say. And people love it. From local joints in Texas to blues clubs and festivals around the world, Funderburgh has earned his reputation as one of contemporary blues music’s most relevant and esteemed guitar players with his unmistakable style, tone and sensibility.

While he takes it all in his typically mellow stride, Funderburgh is beloved and respected by fans and fellow musicians alike. Just don’t ask him to talk about himself. “I’d rather let the conversation on stage be what people remember and react to. It's the conversation without the big words. I want to play music. I want to play music that moves me and moves who I'm playing with and, hopefully, it moves the people that come to see us.”

Man, does it ever.

ERIC LINDELL
Born in San Mateo, California in 1969, Lindell spent countless hours in San Francisco, soaking up the musical sounds of the city, eventually leading him to pick up first the bass and then the guitar and harmonica. With a love of music and skateboarding, Lindell formed a few punky garage bands early on while his musical horizons expanded. He listened to the deep blues of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Jimmy Reed and Albert King before drifting toward the R&B sounds of The Impressions, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, soaking up the soul and learning how to craft a song. 

With music on his mind, Lindell headed to New Orleans in 1999, where he quickly discovered the pulsating and dynamic roots scene. Since 2003, in addition to his own gigs, Lindell regularly joins forces with Ivan Neville, Moore and Mercurio (when time and schedules permit) and they perform to overflow crowds as Dragon Smoke. 2006's Change In The Weather delighted and surprised music fans hungry for a truly original artist. Lindell's deceptively simple sounding songs, laid back grooves and hook-laden melodies were fueled by guests including Brown, Neville and Moore.


 

Eric Lindell and Anson Funderburgh

  • Eric Lindell

    Eric Lindell

    Blues

    Born in San Mateo, California in 1969, Lindell spent countless hours in San Francisco, soaking up the musical sounds of the city, eventually leading him to pick up first the bass and then the guitar and harmonica. With a love of music and skateboarding, Lindell formed a few punky garage bands early on while his musical horizons expanded. He listened to the deep blues of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Jimmy Reed and Albert King before drifting toward the R&B sounds of The Impressions, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, soaking up the soul and learning how to craft a song. After performing at bars on the West Coast with a few short-lived bands, Eric formed his own group in 1993. He quickly gained a loyal Northern California audience thanks to countless performances and many late-night jam sessions. Established stars like Charlie Musselwhite and Tom Waits attended his shows, as did overflow crowds of music fans. With music on his mind, Lindell headed to New Orleans in 1999, where he quickly discovered the pulsating and dynamic roots scene. He gravitated toward the West Bank dive bars of Gretna and Algiers, where he befriended many older area musicians who helped him get regular work as a performer. Some of New Orleans' finest players, including keyboardist Ivan Neville and drummers Harold Brown (War), Stanton Moore (Galactic) and Johnny Vidacovich (Professor Longhair, Astral Project) often joined him on stage. Galactic bassist Rob Mercurio began sitting in as well, and word of Lindell's immense talents quickly spread around the city. Stars like Branford Marsalis, The Neville Brothers and John Scofield began showing up at his gigs and embracing this fresh California kid's funky music. According to Lindell, "It's a great feeling to be recognized for your music in New Orleans." Since 2003, in addition to his own gigs, Lindell regularly joins forces with Ivan Neville, Moore and Mercurio (when time and schedules permit) and they perform to overflow crowds as Dragon Smoke. 2006's Change In The Weather delighted and surprised music fans hungry for a truly original artist. Lindell's deceptively simple sounding songs, laid back grooves and hook-laden melodies were fueled by guests including Brown, Neville and Moore. Critics across the country went wild, with reviews and features in Relix, OffBeat, Guitar Player, Down Beat, The New Yorker, The New York Press and many other national and regional publications. Singer And Musician magazine put Eric on the cover and many newspaper entertainment sections did the same. 2007's Low On Cash, Rich In Love and 2009's Gulf Coast Highway pushed Lindell farther into the spotlight. Appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and National Public Radio's Mountain Stage solidified his stature as an artist who simply could not be ignored. Many of his songs have appeared in films and television shows, including Boston Legal and Treme. He has collaborated and shared stages with blues and rock luminaries, including John Fogerty, Luther Dickinson and Anson Funderburgh. With Revolution In Your Heart, Lindell was more than ready to come home to Alligator. "The timing is perfect. I'm so excited to get back to focusing on what I do and have such a great team behind me," he says. Upon release of the album, Lindell and his band will tour heavily, reuniting with old friends and, as always, earning new fans at every stop. AllMusic declares Lindell a singular talent, saying, "He plays soulful, funk-drenched, tight and focused grooves. He is a quadruple threat as a solid songwriter, impressive guitarist, affecting singer and harmonica blower. This is music that's deceptively difficult to create. Lindell makes it seem not just easy, but natural."
  • Anson Funderburgh

    Anson Funderburgh

    Jazz

    "AS LONG AS I'M IN THE CONVERSATION, I'M GOOD....."
    IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE FOR BLUES GUITAR LEGEND ANSON FUNDERBURGH FROM PLANO, TEXAS

    For close to 50 years, those words pretty well sum up Funderburgh’s life and love of just being “in the moment” when he’s on stage coaxing some of the very best blues guitar sounds in the world from his Fender Stratocaster.

    In the moment indeed. That’s where Funderburgh lives every day. “I’m just a simple country boy,” he says. But this is one country boy who felt the call of the blues early on and turned his love of country music into blistering blues that tell the tale of the working man. The every-day, simple man. People just like Funderburgh himself.

    Funderburgh isn’t like a lot of other musicians and performers. He shuns the spotlight….  He’s not big on small talk, either. He’s more than happy to let his guitar do all the talking. And man, do people listen. At 5’9, Funderburgh is an unassuming figure. With his understated Southern manners and laid-back conversational style, it would be easy to mistake him as a wallflower.

    Until he straps on his Strat.

    That’s when he says all he needs to say. And people love it. From local joints in Texas to blues clubs and festivals around the world, Funderburgh has earned his reputation as one of contemporary blues music’s most relevant and esteemed guitar players with his unmistakable style, tone and sensibility.

    While he takes it all in his typically mellow stride, Funderburgh is beloved and respected by fans and fellow musicians alike. Just don’t ask him to talk about himself. “I’d rather let the conversation on stage be what people remember and react to. It's the conversation without the big words. I want to play music. I want to play music that moves me and moves who I'm playing with and, hopefully, it moves the people that come to see us.”

    Man, does it ever.

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Eric Lindell and Anson Funderburgh

Tue Dec 13 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Moe's Alley Santa Cruz CA
Eric Lindell and Anson Funderburgh

$35 / $40 Ages 21+

Moe's Alley is proud to present a special night with Eric Lindell and Anson Funderburgh!

Tuesday, December 13th
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
$35 in advance / $40 day of show
21+

ANSON FUNDERBURGH
For close to 50 years, those words pretty well sum up Funderburgh’s life and love of just being “in the moment” when he’s on stage coaxing some of the very best blues guitar sounds in the world from his Fender Stratocaster.

In the moment indeed. That’s where Funderburgh lives every day. “I’m just a simple country boy,” he says. But this is one country boy who felt the call of the blues early on and turned his love of country music into blistering blues that tell the tale of the working man. The every-day, simple man. People just like Funderburgh himself.

Funderburgh isn’t like a lot of other musicians and performers. He shuns the spotlight….  He’s not big on small talk, either. He’s more than happy to let his guitar do all the talking. And man, do people listen. At 5’9, Funderburgh is an unassuming figure. With his understated Southern manners and laid-back conversational style, it would be easy to mistake him as a wallflower.

Until he straps on his Strat.

That’s when he says all he needs to say. And people love it. From local joints in Texas to blues clubs and festivals around the world, Funderburgh has earned his reputation as one of contemporary blues music’s most relevant and esteemed guitar players with his unmistakable style, tone and sensibility.

While he takes it all in his typically mellow stride, Funderburgh is beloved and respected by fans and fellow musicians alike. Just don’t ask him to talk about himself. “I’d rather let the conversation on stage be what people remember and react to. It's the conversation without the big words. I want to play music. I want to play music that moves me and moves who I'm playing with and, hopefully, it moves the people that come to see us.”

Man, does it ever.

ERIC LINDELL
Born in San Mateo, California in 1969, Lindell spent countless hours in San Francisco, soaking up the musical sounds of the city, eventually leading him to pick up first the bass and then the guitar and harmonica. With a love of music and skateboarding, Lindell formed a few punky garage bands early on while his musical horizons expanded. He listened to the deep blues of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Jimmy Reed and Albert King before drifting toward the R&B sounds of The Impressions, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, soaking up the soul and learning how to craft a song. 

With music on his mind, Lindell headed to New Orleans in 1999, where he quickly discovered the pulsating and dynamic roots scene. Since 2003, in addition to his own gigs, Lindell regularly joins forces with Ivan Neville, Moore and Mercurio (when time and schedules permit) and they perform to overflow crowds as Dragon Smoke. 2006's Change In The Weather delighted and surprised music fans hungry for a truly original artist. Lindell's deceptively simple sounding songs, laid back grooves and hook-laden melodies were fueled by guests including Brown, Neville and Moore.


 

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$35.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.