I received the invitation to hear a local band with the lead singer Marty Stokes. I arrived at Cadillac Jacks and took my usual seat next to the pillar at a small round table of to the front side of the band. My waitress Ashley was attentive as usual, even with the noticeably larger crowd in the establishment. The band was a bit late in getting started (no fault of theirs as there was another event prior to their arrival). I placed my order and prepared to enjoy my evening. This band was well worth the wait.
Marty Stokes was on lead guitar and the only vocalist, his smooth authentic sound was a pleasure to listen to and his guitar was smoking hot.
Bassist Michael Dock was hitting the bass with true blues precision.
Jennifer Mazziotti on keys and sax (more about her in a moment)
Scott Williams was slick on the percussion.
Their combination of covers and originals was entertaining and wonderful to listen to. The authenticity of their originals made them seem extremely timeless. They played one of my all time favorites Match Box and I personally enjoyed their version. One of the originals really stood out to me; not because of the name or the tune, but because of the sax. Jennifer is incredible, she’s not showy or a “look at me” player, but let me tell you, once she starts whaling on that sax you sit up and take notice! She is incredible. The song which stood out was their original Take a Little Time. Jennifer definitely made her presence known on this killer number.
If you ever get the chance to take in this Blues Band, please do you will not be disappointed.
Oh and try the potato skins at Cadillac Jacks, I think they were the best I have even eaten. I was tempted to order a second batch to bring home!