Anthony Arya with Preacher Boy & Patti Maxine

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About Anthony Arya with Preacher Boy & Patti Maxine

You’re invited to experience an evening of world-class Americana and Blues storytelling. The young singer-songwriter phenom Anthony Arya joins veteran songwriter and alt-bluesman Preacher Boy along with lap steel virtuoso Patti Maxine for a performance sure to be loaded with slide-guitar driven, blues-powered songs.

Santa Cruz teenager Anthony Arya is often described as an old soul - his original tunes appeal to all ages. His roots as a jazz guitarist shape the melodies combined with his broad musical influences spanning from the swinging jazz of the twenties to the bluesy rock of the sixties. His voice – a unique tone with a natural rasp – makes for captivating performances. Shortly after Arya appeared on national TV on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice, he released his debut album, “Going To California”. His songs are frequently played on KPIG radio. Now, Arya has a fast growing fan base who love everything about his live performances and are streaming his music. Fans say you're likely to walk away humming one of his tunes for days after a performance.

Preacher Boy is a pioneering Modern Blues and Americana artist who arrived on the scene with a career-making performance at The San Francisco Blues Festival in 1995—the San Francisco Examiner wrote that, "Those who arrived late may have missed what could well have been the top act on the entire bill next to John Lee Hooker himself." More than two decades later, Preacher Boy continues to deliver his raw, powerful brand of the blues. Of his most recent release, 2018’s The Rumble Strip (Coast Road Records), Rev. Keith A. Gordon wrote that, "Simply put, Preacher Boy’s performances on The Rumble Strip leave nothing but scorched earth in their wake."

Lap steel virtuoso Patti Maxine is a local treasure. She fills most of the songs with licks from her lap steel guitar, an instrument she’s played since she was a 14-year-old kid living in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Before she was old enough to vote, she’d developed a knack for making it sing like an angel with almost no effort. A musical Swiss army knife, she handles a wide variety of styles with ease, sliding gracefully from Hawaiian to swing, from R&B and rock, from blues to jazz and back again.

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