Rhythmtown-Jive + The K-Girls bring “Mardi Gras MamboFest” to The Palms on Saturday, March 2

On Saturday, March 2, Rhythmtown-Jive – led by Tim Eschliman (center) – and special guests The K-Girls will bring a New Orleans-flavored dance show to The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $20 ($16 students).

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Rhythmtown-Jive plays infectious dance music, delivering rhythm & blues, zydeco, jump-swing, rock & roll and New Orleans gems. They’ll bring their Mardi Gras MamboFest show to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, March 2 starting at 8 p.m. The K-Girls and Vicki Randle will join Rhythmtown-Jive. Tickets for the dance show are $20 ($16 students). The dance floor will be open. Rhythmtown-Jive is an exciting American roots combo featuring accomplished San Francisco Bay Area musicians recognized nationally for their versatility and skill. Members of the band have played with Dr. John, La Vern Baker, Queen Ida, Sly & The Family Stone, Allen Toussaint, Boz Scaggs, The Temptations, Elvin Bishop, T-Bone Walker, Roy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Joe Louis Walker and The Drifters. Fronting the band is vocalist and bassist Tim Eschliman (founding member of the Christmas Jug Band), whose credits include stints with Etta James, Commander Cody and the Moonlighters. Tenor saxophonist Ken “Snakebite” Jacobs, saxophone and harmonica player Michael Peloquin, trombonist Mike Rinta, drummer Kevin Dillon and pianist Kevin Zuffi fill out the sound of this hot Mardi Gras ensemble. This show will feature special guests The K-Girls, who will join forces with Rhythmtown-Jive to shine a light on the rich tradition of New Orleans’ female lead and harmony singers. The K-Girls – Keta Bill and Kathy Kennedy – can usually be found singing with San Francisco-based band Big Bang Beat, and are well-versed in rhythm & blues, Motown, funk and dance hits as well as New Orleans favorites and close “girl group” harmonies. Vocalist Vicki Randle, whose credits include the Tonight Show Band and Mavis Staples’ band, will join the K-Girls and Rhythmtown-Jive. Tickets are available at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite, and at the door if the show is not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com, rhythmtown-jive.com and bigbangbeat.com.]]>

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