Lydia Pense & Cold Blood returns to Smoking Pig BBQ Fremont on Friday, August 18th at 9:00pm. We have such a great experience when they come to town, we had to bring them back for more.
The word legend certainly applies to Lydia Pense and Cold Blood…and not in some past tense-make-a-living-as-an-oldies-act sort of way either. Pense can still shout like a 60's soul diva and purr a slow blues tune with spine-tingling subtlety.
Cold Blood, as a whole, features a stellar group of musicians who have been playing together for nearly 20 years.
LYDIA PENSE- Vocals
Lydia joined Cold Blood in 1968. Janis Joplin recommended her band to Bill Graham who was so impressed that he signed them to his label. She has since performed all over the world with her band.
STEVE DUNNE — Lead Guitar/Vocals
Steve is the lead guitar player/musical director for Cold Blood. He co-produced Cold Blood’s 2006 CD, TRANSFUSION with former Tower Of Power sax man Skip Mesquite. Two of Steve’s compositions, FACE THE MUSIC and COMING BACK are also featured. Steve also co-produced Cold Blood’s 2008 release. He has been with the band since 1992, touring nationally and internationally.
STEVE SALINAS — Keyboards/Vocals
RICH ARMSTRONG — Trumpet/Percussion
Rich Armstrong is one of the busiest musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, utilizing his skills as a multi-instrumentalist to maximize every musical adventure presented to him. He's been featured on countless albums, recordings, and tours with Boz Scaggs, Thomas Dolby, Cold Blood, Ledisi, blues star Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Michelle Shocked as highlights in his storied career.
ROB ZUCKERMAN — Alto/Tenor/Baritone Sax
EVAN PALMERSTON — Bass
Evan has been a working bassist for the past 38 years. Raised in New York and San Francisco and currently based in SF’s “Northbay” he has toured & recorded with many of the industries top acts. From progressive fusion/ jazz/ rock of artists such as Merl Saunders, Buzzy Feiten & Randy Crawford to Blues staples, Luther Tucker, Ron Thompson & The Elvin Bishop Band.
DONNY BALDWIN — Drums