Rick Estrin and the Nightcats


Overflowing with talent and bursting with bravado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognizable sounds and no-holds-barred styles. With the world-class talents of harmonica master, songwriter and vocalist Rick Estrin, guitar wunderkind Chris “Kid” Andersen, keyboard wizard Lorenzo Farrell and dynamic drummer Alex Pettersen, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.

With his wily and unforgettable original songs and his hipster, street-smart vocals, no one on the blues scene writes or sings like Rick Estrin. No one looks like him either, as Estrin is always dressed to the nines, sporting his trademark pencil-line mustache and pompadour haircut. DownBeat says, “Rick Estrin sings and writes songs like the brightest wiseguy in all of bluesland and blows harmonica as if he learned at the knee of Little Walter.” Live, the band is simply unbeatable. They deliver a high-energy show capable of bringing any audience to its feet.Check out this fun video with Rick Estrin!


Southern Avenue


Plattsburgh Blues & Jazz is excited to present one of the hottest bands, Southern Avenue, at Olive Ridley’s on Friday August 30th! This boundary-breaking Memphis combo sparked a one-band musical revolution with their organic soul/blues/R&B fusion.They put on a powerful and electrifying live show that has been compared to early Tina Turner with in a fresh and new style that is turning the scene on its head. Since the release of their debut, Southern Avenue has played in over a dozen countries and wowed audiences at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest and Lockn’. They’re hailed by both the Blues Music Awards and Blues Blast as the Best Emerging Artist of today.
Do not miss this show, It's "a frothy Memphis soul stew" that will twitch your body to in ways you didn't think it could.