"Hugely entertaining, intelligently conceived and executed roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition. Estrin’s harp work is masterful." –Living Blues

Rick Estrin & the Nightcats to Release CONTEMPORARY on September 20


Award-winning San Francisco Bay-area blues band Rick Estrin and The Nightcats will release their fifth Alligator Records album, CONTEMPORARY, on Friday, September 20, 2019. With Estrin's harmonica virtuosity and sly soulful vocals, Christoffer Kid Andersen's wildly inventive guitar, Lorenzo Farrell's masterful keyboards and Derrick “D’Mar” Martin's funky, creative drumming, the band takes Estrin’s ingenious, original songs to new and unexpected places. With these musically fearless players kicking everything up a notch, Contemporary explores some different sounds, instrumentation and grooves from their previous releases, as they continue to reinvent traditional blues styles. 

Pre-Order today - https://smarturl.it/renc2

Pre-order on Alligator Records before the September 20 release date and the first 300 will receive an autographed CD 

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Rick Estrin and the Nightcats Sign With Blue Mountain Artists Tours

BMA Tours welcomes Rick Estrin and The Nightcats to the Blue Mountain for exclusive representation. These 2018 winners of the Blues Music Awards 2018 Band of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Traditional Male Artist will be serving up their sharp and incisive original blues alongside gritty roadhouse rock'n'roll. We are truly excited to have them on board.

Blue Mountain Artists Tours (704) 525-1559

Contact Derek Smith for North America booking.
Email derek@bmatours.com

Contact Dr. Patricia Morgan for International booking. 
Email patm@bmatours.com

2019 Blues Music Awards Nominations Announced

2019 Blues Music Awards

The Blues Foundation announced this years Blues Music Award nominees and congratulations are in order for Rick Estrin and Kid Andersen!

Rick is nominated in the category of Contemporary Male Artist and Kid Andersen is nominated in the Instrumentalist - Guitar category.  Both well deserved.

The Blues Foundation will host the 40th Annual Blues Music Awards on Thursday, May 9th at 7 PM at Memphis’ Cook Convention Center. 

Blues Music Awards 
Blues Foundation Membership

The Nightcats Are In The Studio - Watch This Space!


BLUES MUSIC AWARDS Trifecta for Rick Estrin & the Nightcats