Skip to main content Skip to main content

Our Community Focus


“Natural Blues” With former members of Tip Of The Top Aki Kumar - harmonica/ vocals Jon Lawton - guitat/ vocals Special Guest - Bob Welsh - piano Dynamic frontman & harp player Aki Kumar is a rising star among the next generation of SF Bay Area blues artists. A master of the amplified Chicago blues sound, Kumar inherits his style from the harp legends of the 1950s and 60s. Aki has a unique voice in the blues, blending elements of blues harmonica pioneers of yesteryear with a signature sound of his own. Jon Lawton has been playing guitar since 1968. He has released 7 self-produced CDs, toured Europe and the US, backed many major blues figures (John Hammond, Kim Wilson, Mighty Joe Young, Fenton Robinson, James Harman, many others), and his original songs have been recorded by many artists as well. The duo has allowed the acoustic guitars to come back out. They have a great time on stage with a free-wheeling sense of humor and a fine feel for the music.

Date & Time

May 30, 2015

8:00PM - 10:00PM