Hailing from the San Francisco area, Rhythmtown Jive is the top area exponent of jump-swing blues, R&B styled originals and New Orleans style music. Originally named Five Guys Named Mo, they changed over to their current moniker when the band started expanding its membership, including keyboardist Caroline Dahl. The house band at the 15th annual Sacramento Blues Festival, they remain the hot backing band, having been the band of choice for Etta James, Richard Berry, Don & Dewey, LaVern Baker, Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley and numerous others. One of their more recent albums, On the Main Stem, features one of their former backing assignments, Johnnie Johnson, better known to blues and rock & roll fans as Chuck Berry's piano player. With a wide range of styles covered and a set list that goes far beyond your standard "Hey Ba-Ba Re-Bop" kind of fare, Rhythmtown Jive continues to grow and flourish.
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