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Momo Lounge, Sacramento 95857

2708 J St Downtown
Sacramento, California 95857
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Today's Shows

Wed, June 26, 2019 (6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT )
Vanessa Collier
Bourbon & Blues: Vanessa Collier

“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.” – Buddy Guy If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch. It’s not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far, although they’ve been many — three Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs) for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year (2018) and Horn Player of the Year (2018 and 2017), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile — it’s the fact that she has accumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she’s toured nationally and internationally, released two critically acclaimed albums (2014’s Heart, Soul & Saxophone and 2017’s Meeting My Shadow), and will release her highly anticipated self-produced third album, Honey Up, in July 2018. These days, Collier spends much of her time on the road, performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. Her talents have taken her to the Blues Music Awards Show where, in the words of the Blues Foundation, Vanessa “blew the doors off the Blues Music Awards!”; Ottawa Blues Festival, where she earned two front page newspaper photos and rave reviews after her foot stomping debut there; twice on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, where she earned the Jammingest Pro Award and was a featured artist with Tommy Castro’s Blues Review; Briggs Farm Festival, where she was the “most popular Briggs Farm act in 2017” (Elmore Magazine), and the list continues. In 2017, Vanessa was also a featured artist in three major tours across Europe as part of Ruf’s 2017 Blues Caravan. As for Collier, she says she’s happy performing on stages across the world, hoping that she can make a difference with fans and followers along the way. “I am driven to do this because I find it a total form of expression and connection,” she explains. “I love connecting with an audience and feeling their energy and I hope to inspire people to follow their dreams and passions, to find what brings them joy, and then to pursue it doggedly.”


Upcoming Shows

Thu, June 27, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT )
The Tracks, Snuff Redux with Ember Valley
The Tracks & Snuff Redux

Named for the forgotten trolley tracks that run like veins throughout Los Angeles, the young rock band the Tracks boldly play furious, fast music that flies in the face of a genre seems to have lost its way. Frontman Venancio Bermudez, bassist Felipe Contreras, drummer Jimmy Conde, and guitarist Johnny Santana united over their shared love of rock & roll and are the latest act to contribute to the rich history of Chicano bands, playing music that is directly influenced by their background growing up as the children of undocumented immigrants in East LA. Their music recalls the defiant optimism of working class bands that came before them and their sound reminds us to find the joy in dancing to loud music as the ultimate form of rebellion. The group’s ferocious live set has seen them playing everywhere from backyard parties in Boyle Heights to opening for Hinds, and they performed two songs live on camera in the TV show I Love Dick from Transparent creator Jill Soloway, which premiered in Spring of 2017. Most recently, the Tracks were featured alongside SZA in MasterCard’s 2018 Start Something Priceless campaign. Caitlin White compared the band’s sonic pop punch to the Strokes in her piece for Uproxx, and Maria Sherman opened her Remezcla feature on the group with “Very rarely does a band resonate so much that it feels like a shift is happening.” The group received a lengthy profile in LA Weekly from Jonny Coleman, and LA Times music critic Randall Roberts wrote "the Tracks connect the black-and-white past with a full-color, and furious, present." The Tracks’ debut album Treasured Memories, produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Guards), was released in November 2018 to critical acclaim by NPR station KCRW, and was featured on lifestyle & culture sites Uproxx and Remezcla.

$10 Advance - $12 Day of Show
Fri, June 28, 2019 (10:00pm - 1:30am PDT Saturday)
Joseph One
Joseph One $5.00 - $10.00
Sat, June 29, 2019 (6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT )
iMAGiNARY FRiENDS (Chuuwee & Imaginary Other) with Sparks Across Darkness, LaTour, The Soup Boys
iMAGiNARY FRiENDS (Chuuwee & Imaginary Other) $8 Advance - $10 Day of Show
Sun, June 30, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT )
Dirty Reggae Punx, Sacto Storytellers
Dirty Reggae Punx & Sacto Storytellers $10.00
Wed, July 3, 2019 (6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT )
Tribute to Little Walter with Mark Hummel, Nathan James, Wes Starr, R. W. Grigsby
Blues & Bourbon: Tribute to Little Walter ft. Mark Hummel & more

Four of the heroes in blues playing today bring a very special show to the Momo in this "Tribute to Little Walter." with players from the 2013 Grammy-nominated record on Blind Pig Records, Remembering Little Walter (part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout CD series). Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout™ started in 1991 and have featured every major legend (Mayall, Musselwhite, Cotton, etc.) on blues harp as well as almost every player of note on the instrument - a who's who of players. Grammy Award Nominee and Winner of two Blues Music Awards, Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 and is considered one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica and impact on succeeding generations has earned him comparisons to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix.His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica.He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, the first artist to be inducted specifically as a harmonica player. Little Walter defined the sound known as Chicago Blues harp. He was the first musician of any kind to purposely use electronic distortion as a musical technique, fundamentally altering the listener’s expectations of the harmonica. His virtuosity with the harp established the standard vocabulary for modern blues and blues rock harmonica players. Little Walter scored 14 top-ten hits between 1952-1958, and was the best blues artist produced by the post war Chicago blues movement. Note: Mark Hummel's 2012 limited release album, BLUE & LONESOME demonstrates beautifully just how great Little Walter really was.

Fri, July 5, 2019 (6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT )
Roland Tonies with Yo and the Electric, The Honest
Roland Tonies $10.00
Tue, July 9, 2019 (7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT )
Jackie Mendoza with Lillian Frances
Jackie Mendoza $10 Advance - $12 Day of Show
Wed, July 10, 2019 (6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT )
Elvis Cant
Blues & Bourbon: Elvis Cantú

"Wild Recording artist Elvis Cantú hails from the wild n' crazy state of Texas, and has a very unique and wild sound to his original music. Mix a bit of Rockabilly with some western swing, then mix in a bit of jazz (the good jazz), infuse it with some rock n' roll and a bit of country and swamp rock, and then you're gonna be close to his wild n' crazy sound."

Thu, July 11, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT )
Heather Evans with House of Mary, Hannah Jane Kile
Heather Evans $10.00
Mon, July 15, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT )
Horse Jumper of Love with Meet Cute
Horse Jumper of Love $10 Advance - $13 Day of Show