Blues guitarist Elliott Shannonhouse and powerhouse singer Cathey Cotten return to the Blues Stage at Webster of the Union Street Music Festival on Sunday, June 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
This powerhouse duo leads some of the Bay Area's most talented musicians through blues standards and originals alike, blending blues, funk, rock and soul. Baring her heart and soul, Cathey's powerhouse voice and Elliott's blues-soaked guitar have delighted crowds with Elliott's Evil Plan. Come to San Francisco's Union Street Music Festival and the CatHouse Band will have you "Dancing in the Streets!"
Elliott's Evil Plan
The Evil Plan, has been described as a “boiling beaker of popular musical influences” and “a Murray the K-style traveling roadshow of unknowns and local legends.” A monstrous carnival of blues, soul, surf, rock, jazz, and psych-o-delic freakiness".
Founded in 2010 by "Ring Leader", Elliott Shannonhouse soaring guitar work and his blues-infused, rocking R&B sound and Cathey's soulful vocals rooted in jazz, blues and gospel and their powerhouse lineup of musicians, Elliott’s Evil Plan has been “Conquering the World with Love and Music” with a live show full of energy, style and passion.
The Atomic Beat Society
The Atomic Beat Society is funk vocals wrapped up in a super-charged horn section with bad-azzed bass & guitar shredded madness anchored by a fat drum beat setting the groove for the San Francisco's pop/variety dance band scene. With their fresh take on classic grooves to keep fans on the dance floor, this funky dance band gets the party started with the best party music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond and strikes a fine balance between exciting arrangements and fiery instrumental solos with stimulating vocals swirling over the top.
Cathey Cotten and the Drop Tones
CATHEY COTTEN spent her teenage years in Texas with her father, blues singer and guitarist Tom Cotten. She was raised singing gospel music in Southern Baptist churches during the day and performing country ballads with her dad in bars at night.
Later, she pulled up roots, moved to Southern California, and decided to leave the “country” behind — singing jazz in local cafés throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. After getting her a taste of the stage with great's like Oscar Peterson and saxophonist Pete Christlieb, Cathey brought all her influences with her when she moved to San Francisco and started performing in the city's nightclubs in 1989 and has performed with some of the best musicians in the Bay Area; including Jules Broussard, Scott Petersen, Tom Poole, Peter Welker, Rosco Gallo, Willie Gisser, Tony Saunders, Ben Klien, Susan Copperman and the Mighty Groove and so many more.
SHOWS PAST AND PRESENT
Based in San Francisco
Founded in 1996
Genre: #Blues #Soul
#Jazz # Rock
Best known for her powerful vocals and her command of a wide range of musical styles including blues, R&B, soul, rock, and funky jazz, Cathey Cotten has electrified the stage with some of the Bay Area's most talented musicians.
Performing original compositions as well as songs made famous by the great women of jazz and blues like Ella Fitzgerald, Big Mamma Thornton, Koko Taylor, Irma Thomas, Esther Phillips, Rachelle Ferrell and Etta James and famous R&B artists like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Betty Wright, Stevie Wonder and The Isley Brothers.
Elliott's Evil Plan
Elliott Shannonhouse – GuitarCathey Cotten – Vocals
Edgar San Gabriel - Bass
Marlon Green - Drums
Jeremy Hoenig - Drums
Ron Ransford - Percussion
ELLIOTT SHANNONHOUSE has been a force on the San Francisco music scene since the punk/new wave movement of the 70s and 80s. He was guitarist, bassist, and co-composer in the Frank Hymng band with Tono Rondone and Mutants vocalist Fritz Fox, spawning several underground hits on stations like KPOO and KUSF.
He has collaborated with legends like Michael Belfer of Tuxedomoon and Nick Graham, later of Joe Boxer fame, as well as burlesque luminary Carol Doda, Sky Saxon of The Seeds, and Gary Floyd of Sister Double Happiness and the Dicks. Elliott and Bob Mannion founded the instrumental group The Neighbors, best known for the soaring melodies of their original surf-inspired compositions and iconic TV themes.
Elliott has taken back to his blues guitar roots, playing lead guitar on the latest CD release by Regi Harvey and playing guitar with blues legend Alvin Draper and as Frontman for Cathey Cotten and the House.
Atomic Beat Society
Cathey Cotten – Vocals
Danielle Bassom - Vocals
Elliott Shannonhouse – Guitar
John-Paul McClain - Bass
Jon Kirkman - Drums
Ray Clement - Sax
Rob Zuckerman - Sax
Rich Armstrong - Trumpet
Ron Matthews - Keys