Catfish Hodge

  • Saturday, March 18, 2017

    folk-blues hero

    Catfish Hodge

    528 Jose St., Santa Fe, NM
    Kitchen Sink Studio
    7:00 doors, 7:30 show

$20 advance, $23 door. General Admission.
TICKETS: 800-838-3006 or GET ONLINE

JONO MANSON opens the show…

Hodge possesses a voice that can be heard miles away but can get so low and ethereal you’ll swear he’s singing through you. Few can compare with this man’s power and effect!”  –Rolling Stone

A mainstay on the American Blues music scene for close to five decades, Catfish found his calling while growing up in Detroit. He often snuck into Motown Records Hitsville studio to catch the Four tops and the Supremes while his contemporaries gravitated to the Beatles. In the late 1960’s he formed the Catfish Band and led them out of Detroit into national prominence. By 1973 Catfish had settled into Washington, DC, where he was packing them in at Desperado’s, Childe Harold and the Cellar Door with what the Washington City Paper describes as “his cheerfully muscular blues & amp; rockin’ boogie.” He became a regular opener for Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat, who also started showing up on his recordings. When he formed the Chicken Legs Band in 1981, he was joined by Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Richie Hayward, Kenny Gradney and Sam Clayton. Their final tour hit 21 cities and sold out every one.

In 1982 Catfish had headed west to California where he lived for the next 17 years. Along with Paul Barrere he formed the Bluesbusters in 1984. They recorded two albums for Landslide Records and toured for many years, until Little Feat was reformed in the late 1980s. He has 24 albums to his credit, comprised almost totally of original material. His first album of children’s songs,  Adventures at Catfish Pond, was released in 1996 andwon th e NAPA Golden Award. Another record of note is 2002’s Let’s Eat, a collection of his best-known food songs, of which there are many!

Presented in partnership with Santa Fe Performance Exchange & Kitchen Sink Studio.