Boise Blues Society is happy to welcome the John Clifton Blues Band back to Boise! This time to the beautiful Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel.
The band played last summer’s Blues & Bones Festival in Eagle and made lots of new fans in their first visit to Idaho. Clifton has headlined and performed at major Blues Festivals in the US and abroad, playing more than 150 dates a year. He has also toured and recorded with Big Bill Morganfield, Blues Hall of Fame member and son of Muddy Waters.
“John Clifton may not be a name that instantly leaps to mind like many of the West Coast blues scene harmonica players, but maybe it’s time it should be as he is right there with the best.” — Cascade Blues Association (Portland)
As a co-founder (with brother Bill Clifton) of Fresno’s The MoFo Party Band, John Clifton has solidified himself as one of Central California’s most in-demand Blues frontmen since he started in the late ’80s. His “from the gut” vocal and harmonica presence and high energy performances have captivated audiences worldwide. He also keeps things fresh and exciting by effortlessly infusing styles from West Coast to Chicago Blues, classic R&B and Soul, to some hard-driving vintage Rock’n’Roll.
The dance floors will be open, as John’s classic rhythms and infectious enthusiasm are certain to have you moving, whether on our feet or in your seats. Come on out to this sure-to-satisfy Blues party at the Sapphire!