Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events

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Canadian Jamie Anderson & From Berlin Germany, Sleepwalker's Station share the stage Tuesday, Dec. 12 @6


 

Busking Blues Band- St. Cinder from Oregon will entertain you 6:30-9:30 - Thursday, Dec. 14


 

Ring in 2018 at our annual New Year's Eve Bash with Heather Lil' Mama Hardy & her band.  $40/person for a four course gourmet dinner with champagne toast, or just come for the fun and order a la carte for $15. Reservations are a must at 207-2429.  East coast toast at 10 pm. See our menu below!


 Nashville artists Kata Hay & Dan O'Rourke return for an evening of Americana Thursday, Jan. 4th @ 6:30- Kata was one of the finalists on the Voice


 

 Reggae from Denver CO. Zolopht comes to the Monty Saturday, Jan. 20  @ 7 for a free show!


The Commander Returns!! with the Lost Western Airmen Feb. 17 @ 7  Opening the show will be the Kevin Pakulis Band.  Every show has been a sellout so get your tickets early at brownpapertickets.com or at the cafe.  $20 in advance, $25 if you dawdle. 

Events Calendar

Sat Dec 16 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Coolers $5
Sun Dec 17 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Dec 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Silk and Soul- $5
Tue Dec 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Dec 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Dec 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Fri Dec 22 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Oscar Fuentes
Fri Dec 22 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Frank & Friends -$5
Sat Dec 23 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Carnivaleros-Christmas on the Bayou - $5
Tue Dec 26 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Tammy West & Matt Bruner w/ Teri Tenace
Wed Dec 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein's Spontaneous Sessions with Mikey Wozniak
Thu Dec 28 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Dec 29 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Santa Pachita
Sat Dec 30 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
KBass & Farafina Musica w/ Spirit Familia- $5
Sun Dec 31 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
NYE 2018 Bash w/ Heather Hardy Band
Tue Jan 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Special Guests
Wed Jan 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Jan 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Kata Hay & Dan O'Rourke
Fri Jan 05 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
E2W - $5
Sat Jan 06 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nancy McCallion & the Scarlet Lettermen w/ Neil McCallion & the Mighty Maxwells
Thu Jan 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Tue Jan 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Jan 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Jan 18 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sat Jan 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Zolopht
Thu Jan 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Wed Feb 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Feb 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Thu Feb 22 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Wed Mar 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Mar 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray

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Johnny Burgin Band- Chicago Blues meets West Coast Surf - $10: Friday, October 13, 2017 | 07:00pm-10:00pm

Rockin Johnny Burgin is one of the hardest touring and well recognized traditional Chicago blues guitarists and singers today.  Since his start in the 90s on Chicago’s West Side with blues singer Taildragger, he has become a leading blues attraction throughout the United States and Europe.  He’s been featured in major media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, WGN’s After Hours with Rick KoganThe Illinois Times, and KPFA’s Blues by the Bay. Rockin Johnny is a Delmark recording artist with 6 cds to his credit, including his latest critically acclaimed release, “Greetings from Greaseland”, of which Chicago Blues Guide said, “plays out like a great set of live blues, as authentic as it will ever get”. He currently does 250 shows a year worldwide.  He is also in demand as a session player and has recorded with many blues greats including Billy Boy Arnold, Taildragger, Paul DeLay, Jimmy Burns, Andre Williams, Eddie Taylor Jr., Jimmy Lee Robinson and others.

Johnny Burgin grew up in Starkville MS and Greenville SC, and while he was still in high school, he got to see many touring blues bands such as Guitar Jr, Gatemouth Brown and Eddie Clearwater. His father was an actor and folk musician and taught him guitar.  He went to University of Chicago with the intention of becoming a writer, but a different path unfolded and he fell headfirst into the Chicago blues scene.  After learning from the masters by touring with such artists as Pinetop Perkins and Howlin’ Wolf drummer Sam Lay, he put his own band together.  Things started happening fast after The Rockin Johnny Band (with guest vocalist Jimmy Burns) took a Monday night residency at the Smoke Daddy in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Their original, energetic approach made them a strong local draw week after week and year after year. The atmosphere the band generated was so electric that the prestigious local label Delmark Records offered them a contract after hearing just one set.

Since those days, Johnny played the Chicago blues festival many times, toured Europe regularly, and has headlined festivals all over the US.  Over the years, he has developed from a blues guitar slinger and local blues hero into a fully fledged singer, harmonica player, a dynamic and engaging bandleader, and a mature, seasoned guitarist.  One look at Johnny’s tour schedule confirms his status as an in-demand blues performer.  Rockin Johnny also plays solo and duo shows, has a great West Coast Meets Chicago package with rising harmonica star Aki Kumar, and does guitar and blues workshops worldwide.  He puts on the kind of satisfying and exciting show that only years of touring can develop.  Elmore magazine remarked on Johnny’s “commanding vocals and stinging guitar”, but Elvin Bishop may have said it best: “his guitar style is raw and rude and real—on the vocal side, a nice original style–he’s damn good!”


“I’m knocked out! I already liked what you were doing, but you’ve really moved WAY up. What did you do, go to the crossroads or something?”
–Charlie Musselwhite

“I first saw Rockin’ Johnny years back athe Utrecht Blues Estafette, and was very impressed. The years have added maturity, his vocals are soulful and his guitar playing is always top notch. Impressed, you bet I was!”
–Phil Wight, Blues and Rhythm magazine, UK

“The great thing about Rockin’ Johnny is that his sound is fully rooted in the old style Chicago Blues sound, but his approach is original and contemporary.”
–Karen Hansen, Today’s Chicago Blues blog

Tickets available at the cafe, on Brownpapertickets.com or at the door.  $10 plus service chg.  $2 Discount for SAHBF & KXCI members at the door only.

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