Sat, Mar 11|
Wild Eye Pub
Aki Kumar's Birthday Dance Party!
Hailed as a star among the next generation of West Coast blues artists and versatile in many different styles of roots music, Kumar is equally at ease rocking a Jimmy Reed number in English as he is belting out a signature, swingin' re-interpretation of a Bollywood classic in Hindi.
Time & Location
Mar 11, 2023, 7:00 PM
Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA
About The Event
Aki Kumar left his native home in Mumbai, India for the United States as a teenager with the intention of working as a software engineer. Then he discovered the sounds of the blues, and his life changed dramatically.
One of the hardest working artists on the music scene today, this San Jose-based musician has successfully blended elements of Indian music into his musical and visual presentation, making for a multi-cultural mash-up that sounds like no one else, yet never loses touch with the inspiration it draws from the blues. He has made multiple appearances at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, has been featured on CBS KPIX and PRI “The World,” and has toured in India, Australia, Scandinavia and South America.
Kumar's Little Village Foundation releases Aki Goes To Bollywood (2016) and Hindi Man Blues (2018) are considered ground-breaking albums that have garnered international critical acclaim. In 2020, Kumar made major news with the world-wide launch of his album Dilruba on Sony Music India. Kumar kicked off 2021 with the release of an uplifting reggae-infused single "Zindagi" (Life).
Hailed as a star among the next generation of West Coast blues artists and versatile in many different styles of roots music, Kumar is equally at ease rocking a Jimmy Reed number in English as he is belting out a signature, swingin' re-interpretation of a Bollywood classic in Hindi. Cleverly crafted originals featuring his masterful blues harmonica riffs are a highlight of this charismatic entertainer's, hi-energy live performances.
This event is offered with "pay what you can" ticketing. The minimum ticket price is $17. However, if you are able to pay more, please consider adding a few bucks. This helps Wild Eye Pub to feed and pay the artists well. Thanks for your support! xoxo
Wild Eye Pub offers freshly crafted food from local and organic sources, and a full bar with regional brews, wines and spirits, and nightly entertainment in a comfy 'supper club' style with an easy vibe.
*Reservations recommended!* Seats are limited, and our events often sell out before the day of show. You can easily make reservations while you purchase your tickets!
This event is presented on our large, airy dining room stage, supper club style. Table service of food and drinks is offered throughout the event. For this event, doors open 1 hour in advance. Keep your table for the entire show!
Thank you for supporting live performing artists!
Pub has parking. Plus, find 40 public spaces, corner of Mill & McCourtney, just a 2-minute walk.
Questions? 530-446-6668 or email@example.com
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Aki Kumar 3-11-23
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