Moes Alley Santa Cruz Nightclub
Aki Goes To Bollywood
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, October 13th
Afternoon Blues Series
4:00 PM, Doors Open 3:00 PM, $10 Advance, $15 Day Of Show,

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Moe's Alley presents Aki Goes To Bollywood as part of our afternoon blues series featuring 2 sets of live music and no opener. 

Aki Goes to Bollywood is a unique, infectious and audacious mashup of American Blues & retro Bollywood (Indian) music that represents American multi cultural-ism at it's finest. Hailed as a bonafide star among the next generation of West Coast blues artists, Aki Kumar makes his debut at the legendary Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, showcasing songs from his latest album "Hindi Man Blues" with the help of top SF Bay Area blues musicians such as world-renowned drummer June Core. Blues guitar great Rusty Zinn also makes a very special appearance at this party to deliver original compositions from June Core's celebrated blues record "Rhythm & Blues".

Aki Kumar- Indian-born, San Jose-based Aki Kumar, aka "The Only Bombay Blues Man," left his home in Mumbai with the intention of working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. Then he discovered the blues, and his life dramatically changed. 

With his Little Village Foundation debut, Aki Goes to Bollywood, he began integrating elements of Indian music into his musical and visual presentation, making for a multi-cultural mash-up that sounds like no one else, yet never loses touch with its blues foundation. Kumar’s follow-up album, Hindi Man Blues, boasts his most ambitious cross-cultural fusion to date, and features liner notes by veteran blues great Charlie Musselwhite. Kumar has performed at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, has been featured on PRI “The World,” and has toured in Russia and Scandinavia.

Kumar’s  visionary  stylistic  mix  has  already  won  him  widespread  attention.  In  addition  to  the  local  blues  venues,  where  he’s  built  an  enthusiastic  audience,  he’s  performed  at  the  prestigious  Hardly  Strictly  Bluegrass  festival,  been  featured  on  PRI  “The  World,”  and  has  toured  in  Russia  and  Scandinavia.  Now,  after  spending  more  than  a  decade  developing  his  sound  with  the  help  of  some  of  the  Bay  Area’s  finest  blues  players,  Aki  Kumar  continues  to  take  his  love  for  the  blues  to  new  and  fascinating  place.

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